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Man discovers ashes in $3 box from Goodwill

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TACOMA — An artist with thrifty tastes, Gerry Sperry was wandering through a Goodwill store in Puyallup on the last day of 2013 when he came upon a lacquered wooden box in the hardware section.

He bought it, for $2.99 — and what it contained has him pursuing a quest in the new year.

“(It was) a well-made, solid wooden box somewhat larger than an old-fashioned recipe file,” Sperry described. “It has nicely beveled edges and all the signs of…

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