Everyone has something personal that means a lot to them. It might be a keychain from a loved one or jewelry with sentimental value for others. Others may keep scrapbooks or photo albums of memories from past trips, while others may have mementos saved from their kids’ first days at school. But what if you discovered an ancient item that had belonged to someone else? It may sound implausible, but it happens more often than you believe. Old letters, diaries, and even family heirlooms may be found in attics and basements. While it’s always thrilling to discover anything with such sentimental worth, it can also be disconcerting. After all, these relics are windows into someone else’s life, which might make it hard to let them go.
‘We’re 26. Don’t wait too long’
An uncle of this person discovered this diary while he was moving out. It reads, “Why is this book filled with empty pages?” and was written on December 6, 1973. Then there’s a chilling little poem at the bottom: “It’s about to be 1974. We’re 26 years old now.” “Don’t wait too long.”
He never wrote anything in subsequent pages because he never addressed his initial inquiry. This one has a strange quality to it. It was the conclusion of the Vietnam War, so someone in their mid-twenties would have known individuals who served – and the cost of waiting too long.