Shockingly-This Man Becomes Rich After Selling An Old Blanket

Published on September 16, 2022
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Loren was a common carpenter, who worked very hard to earn a living. However, he suddenly goes broke after losing his job due to not being able to work physically. Just an accident made him disabled to work. Surprisingly, he becomes rich overnight by selling his grandmother’s blanket. Read this story of how this man becomes rich by selling an old blanket. How does his life take a drastic turn and he is set for life? How does he do all this alone? 

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Heading to the Unemployment Office

Previously, a carpenter, Loren lost his only job after a tragic car accident. He was not able to work after that. Loren use to stay along with his girlfriend in an old house. After the death of his grandmother, he wasn’t left with anything except an old rusty blanket passed down to him from his grandma. On the other hand, his mother and sister were living a luxurious life after taking over everything that grandma left behind. Loren however, use to love his grandmother a lot and kept the rusty blanket close to his heart as an asset. Life became very unpredictable after his grandma left him. To top it up with his unemployment issue, he was left with no option rather than to visit the unemployment office. While sitting in front of the officer and being asked disturbing questions he decides to place an artificial arm on the table. 

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Loren Was Grandma’s Favorite

Just after placing the metal prosthetic, does the officer realize what Loren might be going through and how much he loved his grandma. Devastatingly, He had no one to turn to for help. Especially, given the behavior of his very close relatives which resulted in turning their backs when Loren needed them the most. Not to forget his very own sister. Despite, giving him moral support all of his relatives became a source of sorrow for him. The only person who showed care and love towards him was his grandma. In fact, they shared the same interest in reading books which had them gifting books to each other. Moreover, his grandmother promised him to give all of the books which she had in possession after her passing away. Instead, his sister took all the books and didn’t let him have any of his grandma’s memories.  

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His Past

It was always a dream of his to become an athlete given his size and height. In addition, to being a football player in his school days he was recognized as the Big LT due to his ability to play the game so well. Later, Loren rather choose the profession of being a carpenter as he discovered his skill of being creative with the woodwork. It was just after finishing school did he start working as a carpenter and became well-known instantly. He firstly became working as a freelancer carpenter locally. But later on, his hard work was paying off and he became successful and stayed that way for a few years. 

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Going Back to Their Family Dispute

Loren was a very down-to-earth person. He has always shown an attitude of being a very kind-hearted and loving person. Due to his reason he was mostly found working hard to fulfill his dreams and needs. For this purpose, he was to strive to earn well and build a happy family. Not only this but whenever he use visit his friend’s family he use admire all the love and care a family shares no matter the minor differences. Even after a misunderstanding, they use to sit together for lunch and dinner with a clear heart. However, his case was different. His sister use to hate him with a strong gut. 

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He Was Deeply Upset

The brother and sister had many differences and couldn’t work things out so they decided to part ways. They would rarely get to meet at some family gathering that too would result in Loren receiving insults from his sister. Nevertheless, the hate pointed at Loren used to be baseless with having no point to it. Not only this, but his sister had a habit of taking down everyone below her. Whereas, she was married, financially stable, and with two kids. This attitude of his sister would always upset him to the point that he use to close off his feelings for some time then. 

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His Love Life

Luckily, Loren found some peace and happiness after his long-term dreams got fulfilled. It was at this time that his girlfriend along with her children shifted to his place while he was running his business for about three years now. This was indeed a happy phase in his life. After the shifting of his girlfriend and her children, he started to feel a sense of peace while coming back home. He finally had a reason to get back home on time to his family. On the other hand, things were about to change forever. The happiness didn’t last long as they were met with a horrific accident. 

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The Dreadful Day

On one rainy day while Loren was driving his vehicle. Across a flooded road which he was expert at doing as he has been driving in such circumstances for years now. Suddenly, while he was not even speeding or harsh driving he felt as if something unusual is appearing on the road. That was the moment when everything was about to change forever. He noticed a car was speeding his way in an opposite direction and its headlights were too bright for Loren to even change the lane. Typically, the reason behind this accident was the bad weather and he didn’t see this coming. 

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The Nature of the Incident

Nonetheless, Loren tried his best to turn the wheel in another direction to safely get out of the situation. Even so, the car flipped over multiple times and landed in an upside-down position in a hole. Rather than helping Loren the other man hurriedly passes by with his car without taking a second look back. Just before losing his conciseness, he remembers some noise of people shouting for help along with a police siren approaching the scene. Finally, a guy stopped his car and took Loren to the hospital. At this time, he could feel some pain in his neck and feet. All the while going in and out of conciseness. Life had turned against him. 

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Ghastly Injury

This last memory from the time he got admitted to the hospital was his girlfriend holding his hand loving all the way sobbing and talking to the doctor on duty. Besides, the only thought repeating in Loren’s mind was that life is over for him. He could already sense that life would never be the same for him and his girlfriend ever again. Given that, he was feeling extreme pain in his leg. Whereas, his left foot was crushed. A year passed and Loren was still in recovery mode. With regular tests, dialysis, and other things going on. His left foot was causing trouble too. Moreover, the accident became a complete trauma for him and his girlfriend when the doctor informed them of the devastating news. The couple was in tears. 

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The Truth Is Inevitable

The doctor informed Loren and his girlfriend about the reality of Loren having extreme pain in his foot. The only solution to it was to amputate it to save his leg from any further issues. After running a few tests doctor concluded that Loren’s leg was infected and if not removed he could face some more complications in the nearing future. So Friday, his leg was removed successfully. After the surgery, when he was about to itch his leg, that’s when he realized that it wasn’t there anymore. At this time, the bitter reality suddenly hit him hard. He was so depressed while all the thoughts kept racing in his mind and he could think straight either. Given that, the medical term used to describe this incident is “Phantom Limb.”

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Lacking Funds

Not long after his surgery, he came to know that all the savings he had were gone in his treatments. He was left with no option but to leave the hospital until he completely recovers. Matters were further getting worse during his prolonged stay at the hospital. His business was being neglected and so the only help he could get was from the unemployment office. Nonetheless, the whole process of selection is no less than crossing the bridge of thorns. While keeping the situation in mind, Loren thought of the outcome they are about to face. Which is to become homeless. To top the situation up, his girlfriend was about to send her kids to their grandma’s house as Loren couldn’t afford to look after them anymore. However, she asked Loren for a solution and his answer was “there is nothing saved up; he knew nothing that could be done.”

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Uncaring Family

Loren got very upset after recalling that none of his family members visited him during his time at the hospital. The only person who rarely did visit was his mother. Who came just for the name’s sake without bringing any support or care. Further, his elder sister completely ignored him and so he had to face the problems all alone. On the other hand, there came hope in Loren’s life in a form of his dear friend, who gave him regular visits along with the hope to get better soon. Moreover, his friend allowed him to stay at a small house for only seven hundred dollars. Despite, the rent being low Loren and his girlfriend couldn’t afford it as they have only two hundred dollars in hand and their lives depended on it. 

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Left With Nothing

The devastating news of Loren’s grandmother passing away got to him by his girlfriend, Lauren. In fact, she told him that while you were at work your grandmother’s lawyer called in and informed her that your Grandma hasn’t left any will. After hearing this news Loren ran to his grandmother’s place to only discover it empty. For a second or so it seemed to him as if a thief has robbed the place. However, it turns out that his own family has taken all the belongings left by grandma. In those things were the books too, which he dearly loved. 

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The Old Raggedy Blanket

This all was done by one and only person. Loren’s sister. With the intention to irritate him. She not only took all the books of his grandma but also other things of value. Disappointed, Loren starts to move around his grandma’s place only to discover an old neglected bag. What he was about to find in it would change his life forever. He finds the old blanket from his grandma. However, the blanket smelled and was very old. Finally, he received something which belonged to his grandma. Even when his sister saw the blanket she left it behind deliberately thinking it won’t be of any value. 

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A Shock

Seven years had passed by and none of them thought of bringing the blanket to use. Even, Lauren initiated to wash the old thing and use it, rather than letting them keep hanging in the wardrobe. However, things changed when one evening. While Loren was watching his favorite series The Antiques Road Show and was astonished to see that an old man on the screen was holding an identical blanket. The same as his grandma’s. What is more surprising is that the man was looking at it very carefully. 

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Is It Worth Anything?

Just as he was watching the show he came to know that the old blanket has some significant value to it. That’s when he ran towards his wardrobe and took the blanket out. On the other hand, the man on TV was as surprised as Loren was. Seeing this, he quickly ran to his girlfriend and informed all that he witnessed. However, she didn’t seem as surprised as he was. She says I already had an idea of what this blanket could be worthy of. Notwithstanding, Loren decides to visit his mom to ask for more details about the cloth. 

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Visit Your Mother

Loren then went to meet his mother at his grandma’s place. His mother has been living there for years now after the death of his grandma. Loren then narrates the whole story to his mother and she replies “The blanket couldn’t be any more than a value of ten dollars.” Nonetheless, Loren’s curiosity didn’t let him settle. He wanted to know more about the blanket so he recalled that they had some old photos. With this in mind, he asked his mother for the record. Just as he was going through the pictures he came to know that the cloth was around two hundred years old. Moreover, it was in possession of his great-great-grandfather.  

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The Unique Material

The eagerness to get to know about the old blanket wasn’t letting Loren rest in peace so he decides to visit an antique shop where he can inquire more about the value of the blanket. Upon reaching the shop he saw the shopkeeper wasn’t there so he had to wait for him. Once the man arrived he looked at the blanket and said he can be sold for fifty dollars only. Whereas, the expression of the man told another story. It was clear by now that shopkeeper wasn’t telling the truth so Loren simply exited the shop by saying “Thanks for serving me with your time.”

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The Mind of the Expect

At this point, Loren wasn’t getting any trustworthy person with whom he could talk about the valuable asset so he decides to check online. Further, he searches for someone who has a specialization in archeology. There he comes across one family who runs a business in this very field. He travels to the place where the person who goes by the name of Jeff lived. Not long after, he takes a look around and sees a place with different old stuff lining up the shelves of the shop. Those materials looked of great value. 

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Conversations With Jeff

Just when Loren took a look at Jeff he got a feeling of being in the right place at the right time. Jeff is the sole caretaker of their family business and Loren’s expectations about getting a fair value for his blanket were high. Later, after some talking with Jeff, Loren was invited to Jeff’s Office. The office had a very geographical look to it. For the purpose of getting some positive feedback, Loren placed the blanket on the table and spread it out. 

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Exciting Things Happening

The shopkeeper wasn’t excited about the things he was getting to see so far. Especially, when some clients come in the shop and say that the things which they possess are of great value as they have seen them on some TV show. With this intention, Jeff wasn’t eager to look at the blanket which Loren was holding. On the other hand, when Jeff took a closer look at Loren’s hand he was surprised to see that he was holding a cloth of such value. 

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The History of the Blanket

To Jeff’s surprise, he could relate to every detail he has ever read in the books. He then touched the fabric of the blanket which was in Loren’s hand. By feeling its texture and beautiful colors. The detail was so relatable to what he has known already. Moreover, He couldn’t believe his eyes at what he was seeing. Nevertheless, he didn’t show his excitement for the material in front of Loren. He wanted to know more about the blanket from Loren. Upon asking whether the cloth is his possession or has he bought it from someplace. The answer which Loren gave was the truth. He goes by saying the blanket was my great-great-grandfather which passed on to my grandma and after her passing away I am the owner of it now. 

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Hope Rising

Given that Loren even showed Jeff the pictures which he took from his mother. All the while, Jeff was astonished. He thought that he couldn’t do much and the blanket must be shown to a specialist in the field of such materials. However, He didn’t want to display his shortcomings to Loren so he took permission to send the blanket to a specialist in textiles. Clearly, Loren agreed. To Jeff’s luck, he already knew someone from his university who could test the material with proper experience. Loren decides to go home with a light of hope in his heart to get a positive reply. 

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Hope for the Best

It has been days since the blanket had gone for the testing and so Loren had many thoughts going around in his mind. He hoped to get a positive response about the cloth all the while pondering on what his sister might be going through. On the other hand, Loren was giving up hope at this point. He was feeling low with the thought of his dreams never coming to life. Moreover, time was running as he use to see his girlfriend going to work in an old car. His first ever dream was to bring the best for his family to the table. Being said that, he also use to dream of getting back to a normal lifestyle. The list was going on in his mind when suddenly the phone rang…

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Doubting Hope

All his hope went in vain when he picked up the phone and Jeff’s voice came in saying that “come and pick up the blanket” His very first thought during the call was that Jeff wouldn’t have called me to come and pick up the blanket if it would have been of any value. Nevertheless, the blanket was very close to his heart as it was the last memory he had of his grandma so, he went to pick up the blanket from Jeff. On the drive to Jeff’s office, he was accompanied by his girlfriend. Lauren was still trying to cheer him up by saying even if the cloth isn’t of any worldly value. At least, it is handed over to you by your grandma who loved you dearly. 

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The Unique

On reaching Jeff’s office, he laid out the blanket on the table very carefully and began to tell its history of it. To start with the First Phase of Navajo comes down to the point that there are fifty unique pieces of this blanket left in the entire world and the rich people are always behind in purchasing them as they are great antiques. After hearing this Loren and Lauren were both in utter shock. They couldn’t believe that their life was about to take a drastic turn. 

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Offer for Sale?

It was after much-needed consideration that Loren told Jeff that he wants to sell the blanket. Jeff was taken by surprise as to why would Loren want to sell the only possession he had of his grandma. However, it was understandable given the situation Loren and his girlfriend were living in. The only thought which helped Loren make the decision was that his grandma would be happy to see him settle well in exchange for the blanket. That thought alone gave confidence to him and he sold the blanket. 

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One-of-a-Kind Offer

Before the day of the auction, Loren was very busy with all the arrangements. He had to work with the website along with checking for the items on auction. However, one thing was clear to him by now, that the blanket will be worth a fortune. Unlike, any other day-to-day happened to be something shocking for him. A man calls on Loren’s phone and starts to enquire about the blanket. Later, he offers two million dollars for the blanket for one reason alone. The guy wanted Loren not to sell the blanket on the auction day whereas, he wanted to purchase the blanket himself. Loren had a feeling that the blanket could be more than the amount he is offering at the moment but he was desperate to get the money so he decided to talk to Jeff before finalizing the deal. 

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Paper Money

The moment when Jeff heard the conversation between Loren and the guy on the phone. He understood how desperate is Loren’s financial situation. Not only this, but he also concluded that the amount the guy was offering is less than what Loren’s blanket is worth. So to settle things for the time being till the day of the auction. He immediately handed over an envelope to Loren. Upon opening that envelope Loren and his girlfriend discovered nine hundred dollars in it. Without a doubt, Jeff was given the amount to them in advance so that they can easily work out their expenses until the auction. Although, the money wasn’t a lot still the couple was sobbing with happiness for the help they were receiving at the time.

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The Final Day

Finally, the day of the auction arrived. Loren along with his girlfriend reached the venue very early. To their surprise, there were many items on auction and they were glad to see their item among others. After a while, they saw people coming in and settling down. The auction finally began. People around the hall started to bid loudly for different items after the auctioneer used to call out the prices. However, after some time, the nerve-wracking moment was here. It was Loren’s blanket on display next. On seeing the blanket Loren could see many people giving some surprising looks. Whereas, the materials bidding started from one-fifty thousand dollars. After hearing this Loren got a bit disappointed. 

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SOLD!

Nonetheless, he didn’t lose hope and kept hoping for the best. Suddenly, Loren heard the price increase to two-fifty thousand dollars. At this point, he became happy. It wasn’t any later that he saw a card with three-fifty thousand dollars written on it. This was not it, the bidding card dropped when the price reached $500,00. However, the auctioneers kept increasing the price from $1,100,000 to $1.3 million. It was not until the price reached $1.4 million the man from the TV stopped bidding as he couldn’t afford it any further. To Loren’s surprise, his blanket finally got sold for $1,500,000. He couldn’t believe his eyes. It was such an unreal feeling for him. 

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Happy Ending

Loren was finally rich, the first task he completed after getting his wealth was to get a marvelous wedding for Lauren. After this, he purchased two houses and a Harley Davidson for himself. In addition to this, he got a car and a honeymoon trip to Mexico for his new wife. Life had finally turned around for good. Loren was very happy and content with his new life along with his girlfriend. 

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