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Old 09-22-2008, 08:44 AM   #1
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Wow. Smalltown honesty

I went to gather my garbage bin this morning from the end of the drive. I noticed something draped over one of my driveway markers. It was a wallet/changepurse/key holder. With paper money clearly visable sticking out of the fold. Unbellievable. I found the owner's name inside and gave them a call, leaving a message on their machine.
We don't get a lot of walkers on my road. Maybe a jogger once in a while, or someone walking a dog, but I'm still in awe of the action of putting it where it would be noticed and leaving the money untouched. Pretty cool

I feel like doing someone a good deed today, like that commercial where a chain reaction of good deeds is started
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:50 AM   #2
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pay it forward.

all we need is halley joel osmond to see bruce willis and we will be set.

good for you for doing the right thing.
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Old 09-22-2008, 09:23 AM   #3
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My husband lost his wallet a few months ago. As you all know, your life is in your wallet. Anyway, we immediately notified all of our credit card companies (3) , Social Security, the Military, you get my drift. We received new cards and went on vacation. When we returned, we had a message from "Rick" who said he had something for my husband. It was the wallet. No cash in it, but we were relieved to have everything else back.
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Old 09-22-2008, 09:24 AM   #4
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pay it forward.
True that.

Good Karma to you brother.
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:49 AM   #5
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I'm glad you did the right thing!
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:50 AM   #6
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Me? Sure I did the right thing, I'm just surprised someone else did.
And I'm glad I happened to see it sitting there.
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:59 AM   #7
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It warms the heart, doesn't it?
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Old 09-22-2008, 11:00 AM   #8
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MY wife got a flat tire on a busy road. Many people passed her. As she was on the cell with me, a guy pulled over, told her that he was there to help, that he was married, showed his wedding ring and even his wallet to prove he was who he was. She stayed on the cell with me as he changed her tire for her. ( this was on the middle of the day). WE got his address and sent him a $50 gift certificate to an Italian restaurant in the area. What is a shame is that we have to have some fear when a stranger stops to help. But , he realized she would be suspicious and ID'd himself (sure it could have been fake ID and all that ), but we in turn, did the right thing by rewarding this guy for doing something he didnt have to do. More people should help one another.
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Old 09-22-2008, 11:06 AM   #9
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Pan, go buy a lottery ticket today. They say you get it back 10 fold. Who knows?!?
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Old 09-22-2008, 11:14 AM   #10
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I went to gather my garbage bin this morning from the end of the drive. I noticed something draped over one of my driveway markers. It was a wallet/changepurse/key holder. With paper money clearly visable sticking out of the fold. Unbellievable. I found the owner's name inside and gave them a call, leaving a message on their machine.
We don't get a lot of walkers on my road. Maybe a jogger once in a while, or someone walking a dog, but I'm still in awe of the action of putting it where it would be noticed and leaving the money untouched. Pretty cool I feel like doing someone a good deed today, like that commercial where a chain reaction of good deeds is started
I love that commercial. I also enjoyed GRK's Pay it Forward thought. I loved that movie. I cry every time I watch it. I think I did a post about what one thing you did good today a long time ago. Think it ended up on the back page somewhere. I think it's a good subject though for future thread. "What, today, did you do to make someone's day more special or even a little special" please post what it was. It's a positive thing to do, to make people realize it's the little things in life, things that people don't realize matter [but do] that put it all together and that equals a good deed.

Either way, that's a neat story about the wallet. Very inspiring a good way to start the day........thanks for posting...........
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