Have you started your 2012 taxes yet? I like to get a head start by collecting data and making lists, finding checks and receipts, etc. I'm still cleaning out files and boxes of photos and memorabiilia, and this 1940 tax return popped up. When I cleaned out my parents home after my dad died, I found this, along with a receipt for something he bought in 1940 that cost $1. I can't understand why he found it necessary to keep that receipt until he died, in 1995. The tax return is a bit of a mystery too, since he didn't have many others in his files. Perhaps this one is special because it was the year I was born. I'd like to think that was the reason he and mom kept it.