Your House is Made of World Trade Center Rocks
A Reddit user received this letter from a 90-year old former occupant of his house. The letter stated that the house was partially built using rocks from the World Trade Center rubble shortly after September 11, 2001. Is that really cool or really weird? I’ll need to hear a recording of Ed Asner reading this letter before I can decide. Scroll down for the transcription.
September 5, 2011
You don’t know me, and I’m sure we never met. However, my name is (omitted). I am a 90 year old WW2 army veteran. By this time you’re probably asking yourself what does old guy want anyway?
I’m the guy that built and lived in your house back in 1966.
The reason I’m writing to you is to inform you about something in your house. As you know, the tenth anniversary of 911 is coming shortlyand I was sitting here thinking about how terrible that day was. Now, something I wanted to tell you about is, all the stone in the house for the two fireplaces, the bar and the front porch came from the excavation of the World Trade Towers.
How did this all come about? Well, the house was completed. However, I ran out of money and wasn’t able to buy the stone for where needed. I was working in Jersey City and I saw a truck with a load of stone coming out of the entrance of the Holland Tunnel. The stone resembled a stone that I was familiar with which is Pennsylvania Mica. I thought that’s the kind of stone I would have bought. I followed the truck and the driver was dumping the load in a land fill that would eventually become a industrial park in North Bergen, N.J.
I asked the driver where the stone was coming from and he said it was coming from the excavation of the World Trade Towers. I asked the driver if I could have some of the stone and he said “take all you want, I don’t care.” So, I loaded my van with the stone and took it home and showed it to my wife Helen and she said, “it was perfect for what we want.”
Every weekend Helen followed me down in the car and I went down with my van. We loaded the trunk of the car and my van. We made many trips with the help of my three kids and finally I had enough stone to complete my projects.
Take notice of the upper right hand corner of the downstairs fireplace, you will see an “H”. I built that H in for my wife Helen.
There may be a few other Trade Tower stones used in a fireplace, but I don’t know. However, I think the fireplaces in your house is one of a kind. This could also be a good conversation piece for you to tell your friends.
I hope I didn’tbore you with this story, but I thought you might find it interesting. You can be sure that everything about this story is true.
Good luck and God bless you
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