Comment: Store up your treasures in heaven

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Store up your treasures in heaven

because history shows there is no sure way to secure treasures here on earth.

During WW2 some of the people in concentration camps ingested gold coins/gold rings/diamonds over and over again to retain some wealth. Some were found out, others succeeded.

My dad, who has passed now, was preparing for the collapse since the sixties. He had about $500 face value of US silver coins in rolls that he had put in plastic bags, wrapped in newspaper and then sealed in the cavities of cinder blocks using cement. For good measure he had created additional sealed blocks with nothing inside. He put these in our basement under file cabinets. Since our basement had flooded a couple times over the years these looked appropriate there (especially after these blocks went through another flooding and showed water marks).

With time the file cabinet was disposed of and the blocks remained in the basement. Then my older brother, not knowing anything about the coins, one day grabbed a couple of these blocks for weight in his trunk to help get through the snow. My dad, a big believer in "The only way to keep a secret is to keep the secret", was fit to be tied since he didn't know how to demand the blocks back without revealing what was inside. Eventually winter passed and my dad found something else he "needed" to put on blocks.

Hint: When I reached the age when I was moving out, many people my age were creating cheap shelving using cinder blocks and boards. Painted up they make good shelves.

Also as part of my Dad's preparation, he had removed the face plates around many of the light switches and inserted ammo into the walls. With the face plates put back in place there is no hint this has been done. Years latter when he moved this was forgotten. After he had passed, one day at a party the topic of the strangest things people had found in a purchased home came up. A complete stranger to me told of his friends who found ammo in the walls when they went to repaint. As the story developed it turned out to be my Dad's old house.

Warning: Working around an electric switch without turning the main power off is DANGEROUS, but if you have access to the fuse box this is an option (like renting a home or an apartment with its own fuse box).

Mighty mountains in grandeur stand, but tiny raindrops turn them to sand! Noah, I think I just felt a raindrop!!