The new trinket was being simply admired when a sudden movement came from within. “There’s something inside,” exclaimed her daughter. In some disbelief, the mother rushed over. The following occurrences are not your basic story…
Something Else Entirely
With a torch in hand, she shone it on the heart-shaped trinket, to assess further. The mother saw a few obtuse shapes in the glass. Suddenly, she realized the new trinket was not simply a Christmas decoration the condiments of the ornament were not festive at all.
Loved A Good Bargain
Priscilla Bailey resided in Plymouth and was a major fan of any deal. Priscilla found herself constantly drawn to charity shops and Goodwill stores, never being able to hold herself back from entering. She scavenged through the clutter and lingering dirt for weird and odd trinkets.
Priscilla never expected her love of bargaining would ever lead her to purchase something with such a terrifying result. Her obsession with the color blue drew her to an admiration for glass objects- which she often purchased. Thus, the translucent heart-shaped trinket glimmered and instantly caught her attention.
The Price Tag
The rare ornament left her astonished and completely obsessed. Little did she know that the purchase would soon leave her sick to her stomach.
This magnificent trinket was on display her neighborhood Savers store alongside other festive ornaments. The $2 decoration was an absolute bargain and she impulsively purchased it. Leaving the story completely content, she journeyed home knowing that the ornament was not only the perfect gift but could potentially be a lovely extension to her tree.
It would take a few hours until Priscilla would internalize the terrible outcome of her purchase. Joyously, she journeyed home ready to closely analyze her trinket. She found astonishing and delicate engravings around its elevation.
A Lover Of Glass Art
She found herself in awe of the scripture and detail found on the metal frame holding the delicate trinket. Priscilla was reminded of angels and Vikings. She observed every aspect of the trinket. Priscilla particularly liked how it glimmered when catching the sun.
Impressed But Puzzled
She felt drawn to the object and thought to herself that the heart was rather heavy, especially for such an empty object. Trying her hardest to peek inside the translucent heart misted up from the touch of her breath.
If filled with anything Priscilla was unsure. Placing the trinket in her kitchen, suspended on the wall, she forgot about the magnificent purchase for a while. Kat, her daughter popped past for a visit, when she saw her mom’s new purchase. Her daughter truly found herself drawn to art involving glass, design of glass and glass blowing- she, in fact, was a business owner of a glass blowing factory.
Asking For Help
Her mom instantly grabbed the new ornament to show Kat, “Look what I found, I got it at Savers,” she said excitedly. Kat was the perfect person to further assess and elaborate on the ornament.
Talking To Reporters
Kat assessed the suspiciously heavy item, admiring the craft and design of the trinket. She was completely confused regarding its weight but in awe as this was a first in its particular work.
Originally she believed it was concaved and had no condiments however, it weighed too much for this to be true. Kat had to solve the mystery of what was inside- she hurried to find a torch and investigated.
A Heartbreaking Thought
Ecstatic at the thought, Priscilla simply held the trinket as Kat assessed it using the flashlight. She moved the trinket around and to their surprise there was movement. They realized that there were multiple sections within the ornament.
A Long Shot
They found two golf ball-sized sections containing the suspicious condiments. Astonished by what they had found- Priscilla was eager to let people know their discovery. She contacted the police along with the Boston globe.
The Story Of The Glass Heart
Priscilla rushed the journalists to her kitchen, as soon as they arrived, and started to tell them the story of her precious trinket. Her aim was for the media to break-news and reach as many people as possible in order to gain any insight into their findings.
Keeping It Safe
She told the Boston Globe, “Right now, it’s hanging up there when I do my dishes. I sometimes stare at it.” One of the journalists inspected the ornament as everyone closely awaited in shock.
Going To Social Media
by now, it had become evident that this little trinket was not just a normal Christmas decoration. The reporters became specifically intrigued by the particles within the trinket. Kat butted in exclaiming exactly how she discovered the hidden contents of the trinket.
Priscilla scurried for the flashlight to sho the reporters. The contents were clearly moving. Kat continued explaining, “I said to her, ‘It looks like its ashes, Mom.’” Whose ashes were they?
Never in her wildest dreams did Priscilla think that her treasured trinket would be an urn. Nevermind the fact that Priscilla had been housing someone’s ashes she had been willingly displaying them too. She and her daughter had both been shaking them around to make matters worse.
Her trinket was not at all a Christmas ornament but rather had an opposite use that left her with a bitter taste.Priscilla’s heart broke as she realized that a person had sold these ashes to Savers, how could it be?
The thought of someone else’s beloved being sold and displayed a thrift store was incomprehensible and heart-breaking. Surely, the family was devastated about this. Kat immediately had a realization of what was to happen- although very unlikely she would give her all to the task.
“It’s beautiful. It must have a story, so that’s my goal — to find out where and who this belongs to,” Kat told the journalists. Supposedly someone would come forward after the media broke the story or perhaps the police would be able to find the rightful family, whose loved one the ashes belonged to.
Meanwhile, Priscilla took on the responsibility of keeping the urn safe and sound until someone stepped forward to claim it. Priscilla a strong believer in fate is set on the idea that finding the trinket was in her destiny.
The story spread nationally and throughout the internet, surely someone would come forward to claim the urn. After being publicly spread on Facebook- the story became increasingly odd.
Kat took to Facebook in saying, “It breaks my heart that this was tossed away and just sitting on a shelf at Savers for $2.” Kat pleaded for the real owner to step forward simply so the story can be uncovered.
So many questions of who, what, how and when. Suddenly, a weird response to Kat’s Facebook post. Savers had contacted Kat to inform her of how the donations are usually from local residents. Thus, there is a high chance the person is nearby to where her mom purchased the urn.
Her Facebook post went viral with people from all over the world coming forward with stories of the same nature. “Please let me know what you find out as I have one also, found mine at a thrift shop too! It’s heavy in weight,” a duplicate story posted by Connie Whiteman Slatt in response to Kat.
Connie Whiteman Slatt started a chain with a response from another individual with a suspicious item of the same nature. This person said the ornament was bought in the Pacific Northwest by her Aunt.
Similar stories were on the rise, “Mine was iridescent and heart-shaped like this one, but much less ornament and more suncatcher-like. It was made from the ash of Mt. Saint Helen.” A lady that went by the name ‘Cat Willow VII’ said, “This could also explain what appears to be ashes enclosed within… could be a possibility.”
Positivity loomed with the thought that maybe it isn’t filled with ashes after all and the owner will shed some light on the ornament. The story is viral and on the rise with individuals waiting in suspense for the owner to reveal themselves.
For The Time Being
Priscilla keeps the heart suspended above her sink as she patiently waits for the rightful owner. She exclaimed, “I just thought it was pretty so maybe it was meant to come here who knows.”
She admits to being a tad scared when discovering the hearts contents, “At first, I got spooked, for a second. But then, it’s been in the house all this time — a couple of weeks now — and it needs to find its owner!” Although, she went on to say, “There it sits, my spooky little friend.”
“I think it’s pretty. It’s beautiful. It still hangs in my kitchen, even though I think it’s an urn. I just don’t know what to do with it other than hang it up and wait,” Priscilla respectfully answered when asked what her reasoning was for continuing to home the ornament.
Kat’spost on Facebook was extensive as she tried to find the rightful owners of this blue heart bauble. Her post said, “Hey, friends! I am in desperate need of this post to go viral! My mom Priscilla Boddie Bailey bought this at Savers in Plymouth about 2 weeks ago. At first, we thought it was very unique until we got it home and realized it is full of ashes!!!! We want to return it to the rightful owner.”
Contrastingly, to the famous idiom, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, ” this trinket surely meant a great deal to its rightful owner. Regardless, the ornament was in safe hands with Priscilla.
The well-known quote may be less common than having a special belonging discovered out of the blue and in unusual circumstances. Ivelise Hernandez was a simple bystander at the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Airport when she witnessed a random event. Ivelise’s boyfriend had been with her at the airport when the two witnessed a strange package being disposed of by a man ahead of them in the security-check queue. The couple had no idea of what magnitude this instant would turn in to for them
The security measures are a routine inspection undergone by all passengers before any flight. Many individuals are impatient and find the process irritating. Rico, Ivelise’s boyfriend, and Ivelise realized the queue was taking more time than normal.
Waiting In Vain
The man who had been forced to dispose of his package was in an ongoing argument with the airport staff. An item in his bag was holding up the line and delaying him from boarding. This item seemed as though it was seriously forbidden on the aircraft. The disagreement was getting heated as airport personnel and the man stood beside the metal detector.
Security checks used to previously be laxer than in today’s day and age. However, events such as 9/11 and other terrorist activities have left no choice but for procedures to be improved with regards to travel. Thorough procedures were developed by the Transportation Authority of the United States (TSA) breaking down the specifics in any carry-on luggage.
These requirements have led to a lot of unhappy and disturbed passengers, which officials are definitely used to. Passengers are often asked to dispose of certain things before boarding or even entering specific areas. Hygiene items and toiletries are often forbidden or allowed in specific measurements too. Personnel have thus adapted to unfriendly and agitated passengers.
The couple witnessed the man ahead of them become increasingly agitated as it went on. The item in question must have truly been special. The man pleaded with TSA officials and begged for a solution to keeping his package. TSA simply had to decline. TSA demanded the parcel be disposed of. Rico and Ivelise felt compelled to act on it.
The TSA officials were impossible to plead with and no amount of groveling was going to change their minds. The man disposed of the prized parcel in a dustbin close by. Ivelise had finally reached the boarding gate however, she requested Rico do one small thing for her.
A Strange Mission
The couple were truly saddened by what they had witnessed, nevermind the particularly upset man. She went to have her baggage evaluated and Rico was tasked. He was to search in the dustbin and discover what the parcel contained to reveal exactly why it was forbidden.
Free To Go
Luckily enough Rico was not boarding any flight and could discover the item without going through security. The package was disposed of without proceeding for any further checks which deemed it safe. Rico could happily retrieve the parcel and take it on his way. He too knew the parcel was of some sort of importance to the man.
Ivelise was en route to the opposite side of the country and had the events running through her mind. She was desperate to know what the parcel was. The minute her plane touched the ground she contacted her boyfriend. She was particularly eager to find out what was in the parcel and why the man needed to hold on to it so badly. Rico explained the contents and she had to act.