May 4, 2012

A WALLET REUINTED

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An interesting story of online research has come out of Whistler, B.C., Canada. 

A company that sells used furniture and building supplies received a donated cabinet and when they were moving it into the store they heard something inside.

It was a wallet in a secret compartment of the cabinet. Love the mystery here.

The wallet contained a driver’s license, union card, a paper credit card (who ever heard of that? Okay so you are really old) and a blood donor card.

The business owners tried and tried to find the owner with no luck over the years. Finally someone read about it online and contacted the son of the wallets owner……who had lost it 63 years ago…..

The California man who lost it about 60 years ago had passed away in 2005 at the age of 91.

The wallet was couriered to the man’s son in California.

It makes me wonder how it got here to Canada? Who had the cabinet originally? And it also makes me appreciate the power of the internet. Without that resource for research and communication the wallet would never have been given back to this man’s family 60 years later.

9 comments:

  1. Interesting story! I love the ones where love letter meet the recipient 60 years later! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  2. What a cool mystery. Glad it found a home with family though. Valerie

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  3. This is so interesting! Its nice to have such a powerful connective source and have it work in our favor. Thanks for sharing this remarkable story! :)

    Hugs,

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  4. What a great story. I would love to know the history of the wallet. If you find out any more, I hope that you will publish!!
    Hugs,
    J.

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  5. That's too cool, and I love that they tried so hard to find the real owner.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  6. These stories are always so interesting!

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  7. I'm with Jackle. I am waiting for more!!

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  8. What an amazing re-connection! You wonder how in the world things happen, don't you? The concern of others speaks volumes, as well.

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