I bought this trunk at an auction last week. It has a nice fitted inside, much better than a run of the mill trunk, and is made of good straight grain fir. I decided that a muting of the bright yellow paint job someone slapped on it during its long life would be a good thing. I sanded it and then applied some amber shellac to dampen the color.
The sanding revealed a big surprise. The trunk was an immigrant trunk, made in northern Europe (probably Sweden) in the 1890's. The sanding revealed a ghost. The address painted on the trunk originally reappeared in the sanding.
The address is:
Lake Elisabeth Po.Co. Kandyohi
Minnesota, Nort Amerika
Kandyohi County is two counties west of Flannery Bay.
He is my best friend
and a very good boy.
(We are singing Happy Birthday).