Terminally ill widow gets surprise gift from husband, 2 years after his death

OSKALOOSA, Ia. — If a person’s life could fit inside a box, Glen W. Davis’ spirit resides in the small, beat-up Rexall first aid kit tin sitting on his wife’s bedside table.

A surprise, the tin was discovered lovingly placed inside a secret, specially built nook, revealed when neighbor Carl Haffner took a sledgehammer to an old closet in the Davis’ house, which he purchased when the couple moved out. The worn canister held two pay stubs from Glen’s decades of work at a Pella window factory and his hunting and trapping license, renewed in 1992.

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