A man cleaning out his attic found a hidden gem.
Conner Habib lives in the Tower District of Fresno and was renovating his house when he discovered a brown paper bag hidden in the corner of his attic. Inside the bag was a collection of memories belonging to a woman named Mary Rosanna Andrews.
“We’ve got basically, birth, doctors records, school records, all the way through high school so something you would think they would want to have.,” said Habib.
He found a filled out baby book, old Mother’s Day cards, a Winchell Elementary School third grade class of 1965 photo, a slew of awards and certificates and a Theodore Roosevelt High School class of 1975 diploma, all painting the life of a young Mary Andrews.
Conner and his wife have lived in their home for about a year and half. He said the house was built in 1915 and had a handful of owners before him and his wife. His best guess is the house was Mary’s childhood home.
“We wanted to know. Because this is recent history and understanding who she was and if she is still around and at least getting this stuff back to her relatives for a keepsake is important, I didn’t want to just chuck it,” said Habib.
Based on her graduation year, Mary Andrews should be around 62-years-old, and her whereabouts are still unknown. It’s possible she married and changed her last name.
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