Barbara Conner of Michigan really took the Lucky 13 challenge to heart! Though she had never stepped foot in a pawn star before, she took the opportunity to do so during a Michigan to Mississippi road trip, and purchased a cigar box filled with letters a Tennessee serviceman had written to his new wife back home during WWII. Not one to let moss grow under her feet, she’s already located the family and will return this family treasure shortly. Next up? A bed-warmer dated 1895 with part of a name inscribed on it. This month’s grant, representing the second in the Lucky 13 series, was made in support of this and other orphan heirloom rescues planned by Barbara.
Those interested in joining the Lucky 13 initiative and rescuing family treasures can apply here.