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Car collector's 'dirty little secret' discovered after death.
Fox News ^ | 6/1/19 | Gary Gastelu, Fox News

Posted on 06/01/2019 7:46:38 AM PDT by carriage_hill

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To: Chainmail

My Condolences and Prayers to His Widow, Family and You for the loss of Your Friend. And also Thank You for Your Service.

It’s amazing how people go bonkers loony toons after a death, the long lost family from 2000 miles away that never called or visited are suddenly there on site in 24 hours or less and act like they were always there.

I’ve also seen the same at Weddings, to the point where I won’t got to anymore as a guest but I have preformed one for the youngest Daughter. And since that Marriage only lasted 3 years I’m batting a big fat ZERO!!!


21 posted on 06/01/2019 8:35:42 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Congress- the opposite of PROGRESS!!!)
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To: laplata

I had to re-read the story. I thought I missed the ‘dirty secret.’


22 posted on 06/01/2019 8:38:09 AM PDT by Daaave ('You Nexus huh? I design your eyes.')
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To: yesthatjallen

Yes, stupid headline. He had a car collection and didn’t brag about it, perhaps for security reasons.


23 posted on 06/01/2019 8:38:21 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (The internet has driven the world mad.)
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To: carriage_hill

About 15 years ago, the local rich guy died. After his death it became known he had created two “villages” in the woods and filled them up with all of the old stuff he could find. He didn’t have one old cider press, he had dozens. He may have had 40 to 50 horse-drawn buggies and wagons. He even laid full gauge railroad tracks between them although he never got around to having a locomotive, he did have a hand car.

He let his church have functions at his villages, but other than that no one was allowed in. He had his family help with the building work and as a result, they hated the villages and couldn’t wait to liquidate all of it upon his death. The public was invited to the auction and it was amazing. Each of the couple of dozen buildings were stuffed with old stuff.


24 posted on 06/01/2019 8:38:27 AM PDT by hanamizu
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To: yesthatjallen

What is his ‘dirty little secret’? That he collected cars and didn’t tell anyone?


I have bought from estates. One time I got a call in the ritzy Pacific Heights area of San Francisco. The dearly departed was a big shot in the Chinese American community and his daughter was selling everything. She had some amazing San Francisco Chinatown antique relics. She would only sell me the bound newspapers, though.

Also, she found out when he died that he rented a small office to keep his huge porno magazine collection. She sold them to an upscale magazine store in SF that must have made a mint on that stuff. I guess renting an office for smut must qualify as a real dirty secret.


25 posted on 06/01/2019 8:42:51 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: Kirkwood

>>>That’s a pretty negative view of life.<<<

For some folks, the only Heaven they will ever experience is what they can amass on earth over say, 50-60 years. Yep, that’s pretty bleak in comparison to the billions of years that they will spend in Hell because they traded it all for a few baubles and beads on earth.

I don’t think you even know what negative is.


26 posted on 06/01/2019 8:47:17 AM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx D)
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To: hanamizu

Sounds like every other episode of American Pickers.

Some people are connoisseurs, others are hoarders.


27 posted on 06/01/2019 8:50:08 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Jonty30
You build collections to build wealth. The more you can pass on goods to your children, the less they have to spend building their lives and the more they can spend building wealth.

If that is the reason to build a collection then it comes with the responsibility to educate the potential heirs to where it is, what it is and how much it is worth.

28 posted on 06/01/2019 8:51:41 AM PDT by immadashell (Save Innocent Lives - ban gun free zones)
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To: carriage_hill

Why is this “dirty”?


29 posted on 06/01/2019 8:54:38 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Chainmail

I’m sorry about your friend.

Not all of us are vultures. I use old cameras and have been perpetually late to estate sales where Mamiya Twin Lens Reflex cameras and their accessories show up.

And as for Pentax 6x7s ... they never show up.


30 posted on 06/01/2019 9:02:53 AM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: laplata
I see nothing “dirty” about his secret except dust.

Headline grabbed ya enough to read the article, didn't it?

Kinda like a Breitbart headline I saw a couple months ago where Peter Strzok said there was no doubt that Trump would be impeached, then at the end of a 15 minute video, he said the exact opposite. All sites practice clickbait.
31 posted on 06/01/2019 9:04:39 AM PDT by ratzoe
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To: Jonty30

“The more you can pass on goods to your children, the less they have to spend building their lives and the more they can spend building wealth.”

That was sound logic of yesteryear. And I am practicing it now so my children have something a little extra to make like easier.

But I have witnessed many of today’s children spending their potential inheritance to the point of literally bankrupting the parents. When their parents pass there will be nothing left and the kids will not have the life skills to build their own wealth, let alone provide for their own mere existence.

I realize this is poor parenting on so many levels, but it is a trend.


32 posted on 06/01/2019 9:05:41 AM PDT by redfreedom
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To: Chainmail

There’s nothing sad about doing what you enjoy during life. This person quite likely knew he could not take it with him.


33 posted on 06/01/2019 9:06:50 AM PDT by redfreedom
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To: redfreedom
There’s nothing sad about doing what you enjoy during life. This person quite likely knew he could not take it with him.

I agree. This life is hard enough, and hobbies can be a pleasant diversion and provide untold hours of joy. By the logic of those who condemn this guy for having a car collection, people who collect money (say, in a savings or investment account) are bound for eternal damnation. That's building a treasure on Earth, isn't it?

No, we won't be taking any of it with us. The kind thing to do would be to leave an inventory and an estimated value for your heirs, so they have an idea of what would be a fair offer.
34 posted on 06/01/2019 9:14:10 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: RightGeek
He was probably dirty or greasy from wrenching on the cars, he wasn't trying to hide anything.

His hobby gave him enjoyment and kept his mind busy after his wife passed.

35 posted on 06/01/2019 9:22:44 AM PDT by caltaxed (ake)
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To: Chainmail
In a similar vein, a buddy of mine died this Monday and he left his wife with a massive gun and camera collection. She is being swarmed by the usual vultures who circle around widows and offer less than 10% of the value . . .

Kinda went through that drill. Age 85++ with a 20-year collection of over 100 antique Ideal reloading tools. Figured the wife had a nice nest egg if I went first. Then it dawned on me that no one one else had my knowledge about these things. My oldest wouldn't want to mess with it and would take $100 from the first offerer. My youngest would put 'em on eBay but wouldn't know what to say.

Put 'em up on eBay myself with all the detailed collectors' info and got three times what I figured they were worth. Haven't looked back yet.

At some point, you gotta let your babies go.

36 posted on 06/01/2019 9:26:48 AM PDT by Oatka
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To: MV=PY
Because it gave him joy during his life?

Agreed

37 posted on 06/01/2019 9:32:31 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the Left, The truth is Right Wing Extremism.)
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To: Chainmail

And Jesus told the rich young ruler to go and sell all that he had, and follow him.

The true riches are in heaven.

I like earthly possessions too, but they come with a cost that is not just money. They also require space and time.

Godliness with contentment is great gain.

For people devoted to gaining happiness through earthly possessions, and money is no limit, the world is not enough.


38 posted on 06/01/2019 9:35:45 AM PDT by Zuriel (Acts 2:38,39....Do you believe it?)
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To: RightGeek

Beats me.


39 posted on 06/01/2019 9:41:04 AM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: laplata

Ditto that.


40 posted on 06/01/2019 9:41:52 AM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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