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I'm thinking you put them in someone elses trolley
 

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There wasn't anyone else in the frozen aisle and we have social distancing at the checkout. The cashier puts the goods into our bags and they go into our trolley. Maybe the cashier put it to the side when she was packing, but it hadn't been scanned.
 

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Did you DEFINITELY put them in the trolley, Iris?

I've done this on a number of occasions and it's nearly always been that I've had something in my hand and meant to put it in the trolley, been distracted by something else (usually someting that I might want to buy instead), so I've put the original item back on the shelf, decided not to purchase the other item and walked on firmly of the opinion that I had 'bought' the first item.

That or it fell on the floor from an overloaded belt.
 

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I'm sure I put it in the trolley because i read the ingredients to make sure I had the one we like. It may have fallen, but I would have thought the man who was behind me at the register would have picked it up. I can remember thinking that I would use some of it tonight instead of preparing the vegetables as usual.
I still finished cooking some in a cheese sauce.
 

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A lost engagement ring turned up in a Saskatchewan mall's parking lot 6 months later ...
Lost engagement ring found in mall parking lot six months later

A shiny object a man spotted in the snow near his car in the parking lot of a Saskatchewan mall turned out to be a woman's engagement ring that had been lost for six months.

Steven Zoerb said he went back to his car outside the South Hill Mall in Prince Albert on Sunday morning because he forgot his mask. ...

"When I went to open the door of my car, out of the corner of my eye I caught this sort of sparkle ..."

The object turned out to be a diamond ring, and Zoerb posted photos of the item on Facebook in the hopes of attracting the owner's attention.

The post was shared by a friend of Alison Cameron, who immediately recognized it as her ring.

Cameron said she had lost track of the ring, which she received upon her engagement on Christmas Day 2013, about six months earlier, and two months after that she scoured her house for the missing object and determined it had been lost. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2020/1...l-parking-lot-six-months-later/4331608236673/
 

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Construction workers in Ontario have unearthed a WW1-era German 77 field cannon originally set up as a war trophy monument but moved, buried and eventually forgotten over the subsequent decades.
World War I-era cannon found buried under Canadian baseball field

Construction crews digging up a baseball field in Ontario made a surprising discovery -- a World War I-era German cannon buried under the pitcher's mound.

Officials in Amherstburg said crews were digging up the ballpark, which is to become the site of a new public school, on Monday when they discovered the forgotten cannon that was formerly on display at Centennial Park. ...

City officials said the cannon was brought to the town in 1922 and was displayed alongside a cenotaph at General Amherst High School. The cenotaph was moved to Centennial Park in 1971 to make way for an expansion to the school and the cannon, which was determined to be in poor condition, was buried underneath the monument.

The cannon was forgotten when the cenotaph was moved again in the 1980s and the area was turned into a baseball field with the gun still buried underneath. ...
SOURCE (With Video): https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2020/1...-under-Canadian-baseball-field/4611608323984/
 

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I've just been alerted to the following story, which ticks a lot of boxes for me:

Henri-Paul Lecorre was a Frenchman who had served in the French Foreign Legion. He subsequently emigrated to Canada where, at the beginning of the Great War, he "answered the Empire's call" and joined the British Army. He was issued with a Lee-Enfield rifle, the legendary SMLE or "Smellie".

Against King's Regulations, Henri began to decorate the stock of his rifle by carving it with a penknife. He began by christening it "Rosalie", then added a carved star to represent the name Stella, after the name of a lady penpal of his.

As the war went on, he added the names of the many battles in which he fought. He also added to the list of discipline charges for "defacing military property" recorded in his paybook. Twice Rosalie was confiscated from him and scheduled for destruction; twice Henri managed to wangle it back at considerable risk.

After adding the names Arras, Passchendaele, Cote 70, Lens, Lievin, Piericour, Neuville, St.Vaast, Sully Grenay, Courcelette, Zillebeke, Hoodge, St. Eloi, Kemmel and Vimy to his list of engagements, Henri's luck ran out. He was badly gassed trying to rescue injured comrades, and woke up in hospital days later sans Rosalie.

38 years passed.

In 1956 Henri's old regiment had set up a museum in Quebec. One day an old soldier happened to visit it, to be told of a strangely-decorated rifle which was on display. The old soldier was Henri-Paul Lecorre; the rifle was his long-lost Rosalie.

Here's the excellent Ian McCollum on his Forgotten Weapons YouTube channel showing us a replica of Rosalie:


Rosalie's story and travels.

Another version.

"There were giants in the earth in those days."

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A dog stolen during a home invasion 8 years ago has been reunited with his original owners.
Family reunited with dog 8 years after home invasion

An Ohio family whose dog was taken during a 2012 home invasion was reunited with their beloved pet eight years later.

Julia Nemeth of Barberton said she never stopped searching for her beloved dog, Junior, after he was taken in 2012, but there were no solid leads until mid-December of this year, when she spotted a dog on the Humane Society of Summit County's website that strongly resembled her long-lost pet. ...

The dog, dubbed Buddy by rescuers, had come to the HSSC as a surrender in July 2018. Staff said he had been adopted three times since he came to the shelter, but was returned each time.

Shelter officials compared Buddy to Nemeth's photos of Junior and agreed that he might be the same dog. Nemeth visited the shelter and the dog immediately reacted to his former owner, licking her face and complying with the hand signals she had taught him as a puppy. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2020/1...og-8-years-after-home-invasion/7201608665108/
 

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A friend of mine had her dog stolen in a burglary about 6 years ago, and then it was taken into a vets up near Oldham for treatment for something 18 months ago, and the vet did a scan of the embedded microchip which alerted a system that the dog was stolen!
She was reunited with the dog a couple of weeks later.
The dog went absolutely bonkers upon seeing her again!
 

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A friend of mine had her dog stolen in a burglary about 6 years ago, and then it was taken into a vets up near Oldham for treatment for something 18 months ago, and the vet did a scan of the embedded microchip which alerted a system that the dog was stolen!
She was reunited with the dog a couple of weeks later.
The dog went absolutely bonkers upon seeing her again!
You have to wonder about the dog. A friend was broken into years ago and lost his stereo, computer, etc. He had a wonderful husky. The thief was caught and in his statement said that the dog was lovely and if he could have pointed to the computer he would have done it.
 

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Ring found on Australian beach 13 years after being lost in ocean

An Australian man's custom-made gold ring was found by a metal detector hobbyist 13 years after it was accidentally thrown into the ocean.

Justin Ocenasek, a firefighter with the Metropolitan Fire Service in Adelaide, South Australia, said he was throwing a ball with friends at Henley Beach in 2007 when his hand-forged gold graduation ring flew off his finger and into the ocean. ...

"The odds of me finding this ring were even less than winning the lottery," Ocenasek told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. "In no way did I think I was ever going to find it. I couldn't imagine a scenario where it would be found." ...

Ocenasek was shocked to receive an email from Bruce Phillips, who said he found the ring while using his metal detector in the sand at Henley Beach. ...

Phillips visited Ocenasek's fire station to return the ring in person. ...

Ocenasek said the ring will be kept in a safe from now on so the precious item won't end up lost again. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2020/1...ears-after-being-lost-in-ocean/3791608746060/
 

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New Hampshire couple reunited with lost cat after 7 years

A New Hampshire couple whose cat went missing in 2013 were reunited with their pet seven years later when he was brought to an animal shelter.

Nancy and Dave Bryant, of Rochester, said the feline, Benny, came into their home in 2011 when a friend's daughter had to find a new home for her cat because she was serving in the military. ...

The couple said Benny was an affectionate cat, but he wandered outside one day in 2013 and never returned. ...

Benny was found by a member of the public earlier in December and brought to a veterinarian in Portsmouth as a stray. The veterinarian determined the cat to be in good health and sent him to the New Hampshire SPCA's shelter in Stratham.

The shelter scanned Benny for a microchip, but the information on the chip was that of his original owner, who is still in the military. Shelter staff made a few phone calls and eventually ended up in touch with the Bryants, who visited the SPCA for a reunion. ...

The couple said they don't know if Benny was on the loose for seven years or if he spent time at another home. They said he is now setting in at home -- with a new name.

"He's not Benny anymore. We just looked at him and said he's St. Nick, he's our little Christmas miracle, especially after 2020," Dave Bryant said.
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2020/1...ed-with-lost-cat-after-7-years/2311608834402/
 

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The eagle-eyed and persistent owner of a stolen 1969 Chevy Camaro finally found and recovered his car 17 years after it was stolen. It was in better operational condition than it had been at the time of the theft, but he couldn't abide the new paint job.
Virginia man finds stolen 1969 Camaro after 17 years

A Virginia man whose 1969 Camaro was stolen 17 years ago was reunited with the vehicle after spotting it in a garage while helping a friend buy another vehicle.

Tommy Cook said the Hugger Orange Camaro was stolen from his auto repair lot in Woodbridge in 2003, and after reporting it stolen he kept renewing the vehicle's missing status with Prince William County police through the mail in the ensuing years. ...

Cook said he had no leads until 17 years later, when a friend considering the purchase of a 1968 Camaro asked him to take a look at a vehicle listed for sale online by a Maryland man near La Plata.

Cook said he arrived at the auto shop to look at the 1968 Camaro, but his attention was grabbed by a hoodless 1969 Camaro in the corner of the garage.

The man told Cook the green car had originally been painted Hugger Orange, the color of his stolen car. Cook said he took a look at the dashboard VIN and thought it seemed suspicious, so he checked the VIN in another spot under the hood -- and it matched his missing car. ...

Cook said the car has received some upgrades since he last owned it -- including an engine being installed in the formerly-engineless vehicle. He said the car had apparently changed hands four times since it was stolen in 2003.

"Some people had put money into it," Cook said. "It was better than it was when it was stolen, but it's still an ugly green." ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2020/1...len-1969-Camaro-after-17-years/8071609187420/
 

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Some drunk guys stole the sword from a Massachusetts town's commemorative statue 40 years ago. The one who kept the sword has returned it and apologized.
Remorseful man returns statue’s stolen sword after 40 years

A veteran returned a sword he stole from a statue of a Revolutionary War general 40 years ago, telling the head of the Massachusetts town’s historical commission that he regretted taking it.

Cindy P. Gaylord, the chair of Westfield’s Historical Commission, said a man contacted the city hall saying he had the sword stolen from the town’s statue of Gen. William Shepard in 1980 ...

Gaylord agreed to give the man anonymity if he returned the bronze sword and arranged for him and his wife to drop it off at her home, she said.

“He had a great deal of shame and remorse,” Gaylord told the newspaper. “ ... He wants the story printed to remind people that something you do in your youth could haunt you for the rest of your life.” ...

The man, who Gaylord described as a “great big bear of a guy,” told her he had worked at a bar in the town while he was enrolled as a student at Westfield State University. After a night of drinking, he and a group of friends went to steal the sword, which he said he wrenched loose with just his own strength. When they realized what they had done the next morning, they were not sure how to return the sword without facing consequences. ...
FULL STORY: https://apnews.com/article/man-returns-statue-sword-after-40-years-86ecb13681b43038d219f8c143c57142
 

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A cat presumed dead for 3 years has turned up again ...
Missing cat turns up 3 years after California disaster

A pet cat believed killed along with her owner in a huge mudslide has been found three years later.

The Animal Shelter Assistance Program in Santa Barbara County says the calico named Patches was brought in as a stray last month and a microchip scan revealed her identity.

Patches had been missing since Jan. 9, 2018, when a rainstorm on the vast burn scar of the Thomas Fire sent a debris-laden torrent crashing down through hillside neighborhoods of Montecito, northwest of Los Angeles.

Twenty-three people were killed, including cat owner Josie Gower. The devastation of the debris flow was so terrible that the bodies of two victims were never found. ...

The ASAP shelter says Patches was found less than a quarter-mile from where her Montecito home stood.

She was reunited with Gower’s partner, Norm Borgatello, on New Year’s Eve. ...
FULL STORY: https://apnews.com/article/santa-barbara-cats-animals-pets-00b4247c5c0cea3786196b150c8a7cb9
 

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An Ontario family was reunited with their cat after 10 years ...
Cat reunited with Ontario family after 10 years

An Ontario family was reunited with their long-lost cat 10 years after the feline wandered away from their home and never returned.

Julie Jackson Sinclair said her family never expected to see Cuddly the cat again after he vanished from their Elmira-area home about 10 years ago. ...

"When you're on a farm, you never know when they're indoor/outdoor cats whether the coyotes were around or whether he had gotten run over," Sinclair told the Waterloo Chronicle. "So we just assumed he was gone and never returned."

Sinclair said she was initially confused when the Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo and Stratford Perth contacted her to say they had her cat, as the family had since gotten another cat and she knew the animal's location.

The Humane Society sent her a photo of the cat bearing the microchip with her information and she was shocked to see it was Cuddly. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/0...-Ontario-family-after-10-years/8601610569516/
 

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