Our most recent pickup, we stumbled on this wooden box while strolling through an antique store on our way home from Arizona this past weekend. Itís the size of a small suitcase and appears to be handmade but does not appear to be for a specific purpose. Assuming the maker was a USN SeaBee in WWII, from the decals on the front, his name clearly written Ė Verlin P (Paul) Hamors. Found Mr. Hamors listed on an ancestry web site indicating he was born Jan 14, 1914 and died on Oct 14, 1985, in Las Vegas. His wife passed in 2007 and lived in Bullhead City, AZ which coincidently is the town I met and married my wife as well as where we found this box. Another coincidence, Mr. Hamors is buried in Riverside, CA which is where we have lived since 1988. Iíve got his great nieces email address, if it is still good, and will try and contact her to get more information on Mr. Hamors, maybe even visit him and put some flowers on his grave.
Russ & Son