Our pal Carl of the Warehouse was digging in his backyard early one morning, and found this a mystery buried
Soon I realize it's not a simple concrete paver. It looks almost like brick. Then like a brick wall. What's that doing here? I trace it across a foot, discovering a pattern. It looks like "NNNNNN" and I think nothing of it, just wondering what on earth the previous owners were thinking. Suddenly I realize it's not an abstract pattern. They're letters.
It's a man's name.
Oh please tell me there isn't a casket running up under the hedgerow, next to the deck, next to the great room of my house. I picture a silent Puritan funeral, heavy black robes, and a guy with a concrete mixer.
Our house was the first house on this entire tract of land...but it's only 35ish years old.
What *is* that thing? What should Carl do? Dig it up or leave it buried? Link - Thanks Carl!Update 5/10/08: Carl has found a second object next to the one he dug up recently.