When you lose your wallet, most of the time you spend about a day, two tops, looking for it. After a while, though, it’s usually commonplace to accept that it’s gone and probably won’t be coming back anytime soon. This can mean having to make lots of phone calls to cancel cards, and accept that those timeless wallet photos and any cash inside is most likely lost forever.
As we all know, though, sometimes things pop up back into our possession in ways we would have never expected. When someone lost their wallet 71 years ago, though, they’d likely spent the majority of life forgetting about it – it was just a wallet after all, right?
Larry Sloan, who runs The Talent Factory, a popular comedy club in Nevada, came across a rather interesting discovery when he found this wallet. The wallet was found when Larry and a mate were carrying out some renovation reviews on the club. Inbetween two floor boards, it has clearly been lost a long time ago. In a bid to find out where it came from and who it belongs to, Larry began a search.
It was still in good shape despite being lost for so long, albeit with a touch of fading and a nice dust jacket enveloped around it. Other than that, though, the wallet was in pretty good condition. So, they decided to open it up and see if anything inside would give them an idea as to who it belonged to. Given its age, though, hopes weren’t high….
Inside the wallet, though, was all manner of old-school items – for example, a proper food ration stamp from the Second World War. They kept looking through the wallet, finding various trinkets as they dug deeper. They also found a proper old school Boy Scouts card, decades old at the very least, and some old phots that were faded and hard to make out. The best find, though, was a small calendar stored in there – dated 1944.
Digging deeper, they found a little ID card that read Clare McIntosh in faded blue ink – they now just had to find a certain Ms. McIntosh who would fit the timeline. However, the story almost ended here; all they had was a name and a photo of young man to go on.
However a deep search continued, until the two gentleman were able to finally find the famous Clare McIntosh alive and well, in good spirits, aged 85. They gave him back his old memorabilia and let him take back a little bit of his childhood that he must have presumed was long lost.
It’s a nice little story, and shows you that things can turn up in so many places – even when you least expect them.
Would you go to the trouble of finding someone who had lost a possession so far back in history? Or would you just let slide, and never try to reach or contact them?