His Elders Gave Him This Box As a Rite of Passage. What’s Inside Is So Fascinating.
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When Redditor ElderCunningham turned 13, he received a “Box Of The Elders” as a gift during a rite of passage ceremony. What the box contains, and its significance is so awesome.
A baseball autographed by Nolan Ryan, which was given to ElderCunningham’s uncle at a time when he was struggling.
He cherished the ball as a sign of hope.
ElderCunningham says that his parents created the tradition for him. He keeps the box on his desk, and often looks at its contents. He has contemplated what he will out in the box, and thought he might put his elementary school diploma in it since he graduated right after being released from the hospital for surgery to remove brain tumors. The graduation, thus, had deep significance to him and reminds him that “I could survive anything.” But alas, since he is still in his 20’s now, he might think of other things to put in the box later, perhaps a cherished item from adulthood.
While ElderCunningham’s family created the box for him, this next story from Imgur user dtrosenb is about what is inside a 60-year-old chest from a dtrosenb’s Great Grandpa.