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    For honest people, especially the young man who found my dad's wallet at a gas station several miles from his home, and drove to my Dad's house to get it safely to him. Then wouldn't allow Dad to give him a reward. And like lots of codgers, Dad's 90, he carries way too much cash, so it would have been easy for the finder to walk away with $300-400, and no one the wiser.
    This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Any given day you are surrounded by 10,000 idiots.
    Lao Tsu, founder of Taoism

  • #2
    How great is that! Karma will take good care of that young man.

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    • #3
      That is a really nice story! Good people so rarely get reported...

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      • #4
        There are indeed still plenty of good people out there. Another rave along the same lines:

        Last Wednesday, I was in the supermarket and couldn't find my wallet in my handbag (instant heart attack). Raced back to the car, desperately hoping it had fallen out of my bag there. As I was hunting around in the front seat, quietly swearing to myself, a lady came up and asked if I had lost something. She'd found it in the carpark and handed it straight in to the shopping centre management. Two minutes later, it was safely back with me.

        I wish I'd had the presence of mind to thank her more substantially than I did in my panicked state. Bless that woman, and all those like her.
        I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

        Oscar Wilde

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        • #5
          That is great. The majority of people are still good, honest folks.

          A coworker found a wallet last year. I searched the internet to find the guy who lost it, who was randomly in town because his father passed, and we got it back to him.
          carl's cave

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          • #6
            Originally posted by carlh View Post
            That is great. The majority of people are still good, honest folks.

            A coworker found a wallet last year. I searched the internet to find the guy who lost it, who was randomly in town because his father passed, and we got it back to him.
            Excellent! My dad would have been unhappy if he lost the money, but the big deal was his drivers/hunting/fishing licenses, and all that stuff we carry in our wallets.
            This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Ralph Waldo Emerson

            Any given day you are surrounded by 10,000 idiots.
            Lao Tsu, founder of Taoism

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            • #7
              I work at the front desk of the YMCA, and people turn in valuables all the time. Wallets, ipods, jewelry, watches, etc. It makes my day when I see people doing what's right, and then it's fantastic when someone comes dragging up to me saying "I don't suppose somebody turned in a ____." and their despair turns into ecstasy when they find out someone did.

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              • #8
                I lost a wallet once. It could have been in numerous places as I was all over that day. Looked at a few...it was gone. Went about replacing everything.

                Fast forward five years. No joke! I got a phone call from the parks board. A sight seer/hiker had found it off lookout trail in some scrub and turned it in.

                Everything was still there and in pretty good shape including 40 dollars in cash. In some ways it was like receiving a mini time capsule.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Nettle View Post
                  I lost a wallet once. It could have been in numerous places as I was all over that day. Looked at a few...it was gone. Went about replacing everything.

                  Fast forward five years. No joke! I got a phone call from the parks board. A sight seer/hiker had found it off lookout trail in some scrub and turned it in.

                  Everything was still there and in pretty good shape including 40 dollars in cash. In some ways it was like receiving a mini time capsule.

                  I love stories like this! You know the love letter from WWII that shows up 50 years later. You must have really got a great happy jolt from that day.
                  This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Ralph Waldo Emerson

                  Any given day you are surrounded by 10,000 idiots.
                  Lao Tsu, founder of Taoism

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Digby View Post
                    ... the big deal was his drivers/hunting/fishing licenses ...
                    Still driving, shooting and fishing at 90, now that rocks!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Digby View Post
                      You must have really got a great happy jolt from that day.
                      I did. At first I was quite confused because she asked if I had lost my wallet which I hadn't. Of course the one I lost years ago wasn't even on my mind. I barely remembered but the wallet she had did have my ID. Weird I thought. I went to the office anyway and recognized it right way. Wow that was years ago! We all got a great kick out of it. The best part was finding notes I scribbled on paper, a couple of concert tickets and phone numbers from people I didn't even see anymore. A real trip down memory lane.

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                      • #12
                        I still hope that maybe someday my purse that went missing will turn up. I don't care about most of the contents, but I had a bracelet my grandmother gave me in there, and although it wasn't worth much in terms of money, it was incredibly valuable to me.
                        If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive. --Audre Lorde

                        Owly's Journal

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by LJH View Post
                          Still driving, shooting and fishing at 90, now that rocks!
                          As his doc says, Dad is an old man in a young man's body. He got two deer in the fall which went into his freezer; he is very primal in his way of living, which no doubt accounts for how sharp he still is.
                          This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Ralph Waldo Emerson

                          Any given day you are surrounded by 10,000 idiots.
                          Lao Tsu, founder of Taoism

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                          • #14
                            Helpers! I was in a shop and was having trouble understanding what the woman at checkout was saying, but another woman who had just come into the shop helped translate. It is very hard to keep asking someone what they are saying, so I was especially gratieful for her help in getting beyond the discomfort.
                            This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Ralph Waldo Emerson

                            Any given day you are surrounded by 10,000 idiots.
                            Lao Tsu, founder of Taoism

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                            • #15
                              ROTD: Met with a great new realtor, got appraisal which made me happy, and spoke with both my two children and two grandkids; so had one of those rare everything-was-good days.
                              Last edited by Digby; 04-14-2011, 05:42 AM.
                              This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Ralph Waldo Emerson

                              Any given day you are surrounded by 10,000 idiots.
                              Lao Tsu, founder of Taoism

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