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This Liberian teenager found and returned $50,000 someone had lost alongside a road. He was rewarded for returning the money, but he was also mocked and even threatened for it, too.
Liberian teen hailed hero after finding, returning $50,000

A teenager in Liberia has become a national hero after finding $50,000 on the road and returning it to its rightful owner in the northeastern Nimba County.

Eighteen-year-old Emmanuel Tuloe told The Associated Press Thursday that he was driving his motorcycle taxi on a highway when he saw a bunch of money wrapped in a plastic bag that had dropped unnoticed.

When he saw the money on Tuesday, he said “I was afraid because it was plenty; and so I brought it home and gave it to my aunty to keep until the owner could ask for it.”

That day, Musu Yancy, the businesswoman who had lost the money, went on the radio “crying for her money and appealing to anyone finding it,” he said. So he took it to her.

Tuloe said that while many Liberians are praising his actions, others including some friends, are mocking him for doing what is unusual in the post-war country. ...

He had dropped out of school in the seventh grade to begin a taxi service with his motorcycle to make money, he said.

“Since my decision, when I have a breakdown on the highway and some of my rider friends see me, they don’t help; they say I acted stupid to find and return money. I should let the money help me,” he told the AP from his hometown of Gbolor Dialla on the border with Ivory Coast.

“They tell me I will never get rich in my lifetime; they say because I returned such an amount of money I will live and die poor.”

He said he’s also received threats for his actions. ...

Yancy rewarded the boy with cash and materials valuing about $1,500, he said.
FULL STORY: https://apnews.com/article/africa-liberia-monrovia-f9b0519b3eafd1df5dd1ce843de05d91
 

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Another long-lost class ring story ... This one took 73 years to come back to the owner (-'s family).
Lost class ring returned to family after 73 years

A man who found a 1948 high school class ring while exploring with his metal detector was able to return the ring to the family of the man who lost it 73 years earlier.

Michael Shealy said he found the 1948 Wilson High School class ring while using his metal detector during a family trip ...

Shealy said the name of the school, the year on the ring and the engraved initials AHC allowed him to identify its likely owner as Art Cooksey, a Wilson graduate who died in 2016.

Shealy contacted Cooksey's family, and five weeks after the discovery he was able to personally deliver the long-lost ring to Cooksey's widow, Margery, 91, and the couple's adult children. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/10/26/class-ring-73-years-Wilson-High-School-Ohio/9051635277642/
 

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A 19th century atlas was returned to a Cambridge library after a half-century of being overdue.
Overdue book returned to British library after 50 years

A library at Britain's University of Cambridge said a recent college reunion event ended with a surprise: the return of a library book that was 50 years overdue.

The Jerwood Library at Trinity Hall said the book, a 19th century atlas published by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, was dropped off at the library after a recent college reunion event. ...

The book was accompanied by a note explaining it had been borrowed by a Trinity Hall undergrad student in the early 1970s. The library said its records don't go back far enough to determine the exact date that the book was checked out.

The library said the fine for the overdue book would have been more than $4,000 at the rate of about 27 cents per day, but the facility stopped charging late fees three years ago. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/1...-Library-overdue-book-50-years/3301635878051/
 

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A drawing by an 'old master', has been found in a attic.

"A drawing by a great Italian artist of the 18th Century is to go under the hammer after it was found in a loft.

The work by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo was uncovered at Weston Hall, near Towcester, Northamptonshire, ahead of the manor house being put up for sale.

Henrietta Sitwell, whose family owned Weston for 300 years, said it was one of many "exciting discoveries".

Auctioneers Dreweatts said it was "probably the most important find" at the house and could fetch £250,000."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-58873868

This actually attracted some discussion in an art forum I belong to. Hoi polloi that I am, I wrote in that the figures in the drawing looked like garden gnomes. They really do! Really!!!
 

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Someone held onto a library's Paddington book for 43 years before returning it.
Overdue book returned to New Jersey library after 43 years

A New Jersey library said "a very honest patron" returned a book to the facility that was more than four decades overdue.

The Montclair Public Library said in a Facebook post that the book, Paddington Abroad, by Michael Bond, was returned this week. ...

The book was due in 1978, the library said. "Good thing we're fine free," the post said. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/1...-Library-overdue-book-43-years/6931636136778/
 

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Another long-lost class ring discovered and returned to the original owner's widow, who took it as a sign ...
Ring lost for 39 years found in Minnesota lake by 7-year-old

... The object turned out to be a 1982 class ring from McClusky High School in McClusky, N.D. The engravings on the ring indicated its owner was a basketball player.

Robin Rose, Isadora's mother, posted photos of the ring to a community Facebook page, where it was spotted by friends of Kerry Helm, a former basketball player for McClusky who died from an asthma attack five years ago.

The Rose family got in touch with Cheryl Helm, Kerry's widow, who told them her late husband had lost his ring during a graduation party by the lake 39 years earlier.

The Roses met with Helm to present her with Kerry's ring. The widow said she believes the ring's return is a sign that her husband still is watching over her.
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/1...hns-Lake-North-Dakota-39-years/8221636137582/
 

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This veteran was reunited with his Purple Heart that had been stolen 38 years ago.
Vietnam veteran's stolen Purple Heart returned after 38 years

A Vietnam War veteran whose Purple Heart was stolen from his home in 1983 was reunited with the precious item when another man spotted it at a yard sale.

Gus Albritton, 71, of Dublin, Ga., said he earned three Purple Hearts for his service in Vietnam, but one was stolen 38 years ago while he was living in Florida. ...

Albritton said he reported the medal missing, but came to believe he would never see it again.

The veteran's mind changed recently when he was contacted by Jamie Bath.

Bath, a South Africa native living in Brooksville, Fla., said he was surprised to see a Purple Heart with a $2 price tag at a yard sale.

"This is the first one I've ever actually seen," Bath said. "My wife and I like to do a lot of estate sales and yard sales on weekends and it just happened to be at someone's yard sale." ...

Bath said he decided to buy the medal and see if he could identify the owner.

"I had heard of them before, and I know there are various websites where you can trace the owners of them and give them back, and I figured it was the right thing to do," he said.

Albritton was reunited with the Purple Heart when Bath sent it to him in the mail. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/11/12/Vietnam-veteran-Purple-Heart-stolen-38-years/8641636746399/
 

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Missing cat reunited with Birmingham couple after 10 years

A couple have been reunited with their cat 10 years after he went missing from their narrowboat.
Big Ginge was last seen by owners Colin Clayton and Eva Bellamy in 2011 while on their honeymoon near Fradley Junction - 25 miles from their Birmingham home.

They were shocked to receive a call to say he had been found in Staffordshire.

Earlier this year, Cats Protection, Lichfield and Tamworth branch, said the team became aware of a stray in Lichfield, who they nicknamed Marmalade.
Sue Hocknell from the branch said: "Over time a local man fed him and gradually Marmalade began to trust him.

"I then got a call to say Marmalade had ventured into his flat and that he had a lump on his flank.
"I managed to get a quick vet appointment and that's when we discovered his true identity.”
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Owing to a pandemic-related amnesty on overdue library books, this Scottish library won't be collecting almost $4,000 in fines for a book that's been overdue since 1948.
Overdue book returned to Scottish library after 73 years

A Scottish library said officials were stunned to open a package that arrived in the mail and find an overdue book that had been checked out 73 years earlier.

OnFife Libraries said the Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries received a package in the mail last week that contained a copy of Stately Timber by Rupert Hughes. ...

The book had been checked out from what was then known as the Dunfermline Public Libraries' Central Library and had been due back Nov. 6, 1948. ...

The book was accompanied by a letter from the daughter of the man who had borrowed the book in 1948. The woman said her father, who is now deceased, had lived in Thornton in the 1940s, and the book was recently discovered among his belongings.

The library said overdue fees are currently suspended to encourage the return of long overdue materials during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"For a bit of fun we worked out how much could have been due in fees and it comes to a whopping £2,847 [$3,840.97]" ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/1...-73-years-Dunfermline-Scotland/1401637183369/
 

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The abolition of overdue library book fines has led to an upsurge in long-overdue books being returned.
Overdue books from 1957, 1987 returned to Maryland library

A Maryland library said the recent abolition of late fees led to a flood of long-overdue returns, including a book that originally was due in 1957.

The Baltimore County Public Library said the July announcement that late fees were being abolished and outstanding balances were being wiped clean led to an upswing in the return of long-overdue materials. ...

The library said the returns included a copy of Jubilee Trail by Gwen Bristow that had been due 64 years earlier -- on Nov. 5, 1957.

Another recent was a copy of Gail Godwin's A Mother and Two Daughters that had been due on March 10, 1983.
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/11/19/Baltimore-County-Public-Library-overdue-1957/1401637356392/
 

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The head of an Italian marble statue stolen from a Canadian cemetery in the 1990s has mysteriously re-surfaced.
Cemetery statue's missing head returned after more than two decades

The head of an Italian marble statue in a New Brunswick cemetery was left next to the monument more than two decades after it was stolen.

Jennie Steeves died at age 15 in 1900, and her mother had an Italian marble statue erected in her honor at the family's plot in Gray's Island Cemetery in Hillsborough in 1930. ...

The statue was subject to numerous acts of vandalism in the ensuing decades, and in the 1990s, the head disappeared, family members said.

Kathleen Wallace, whose father was the nephew of Steeve's mother, said the statue had long been the subject of local superstitions.

"There were all kinds of stories told about the monument -- that it was haunted, that the eyes had rubies in them -- but none of that is true," Wallace told CBC News. "It was just put there for the family plot and especially in memory of Jennie." ...

Wallace said she was shocked when she saw a recent Facebook photo of the statue. ...

"It showed the statue with the head beside it, that the head had been returned," she said.

The cemetery's keeper brought the head to Wallace's home for safekeeping.

Wallace and her sister, Patricia, said a relative of the person who created the statue has offered to restore it to its original condition. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/1...sing-head-returned-two-decades/2641637349718/
 

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A lost 1948 college class ring was discovered over 70 years later. Perhaps more surprising, the ring's original owner was discovered to be still living.
Class ring unearthed in Utah after being lost for 70 years

A Utah man using his metal detector in the yard of an abandoned home found a class ring that was lost 70 years earlier -- and the owner still is alive.

Kelly Stewart said he was using his metal detector in the yard of the house near his home in Richfield in February 2019, when he found the 10-karat gold Colorado School of Mines class ring from [1948] ...

Stewart said the only clues he had to go on were the name of the school, the year and the initials "R.W.D." engraved inside the band.

The metal detectorist found a Colorado School of Mines 1948 yearbook for sale on eBay and bought it. The tome gave him the name of the ring's likely owner: Richard William Deneke.

Stewart said he spent several months searching the Internet and posting appeals for help to find Deneke's family, and he recently was surprised to learn Deneke is alive and nearing his 100th birthday at a nursing home in Georgia. ...

"Thank you very much," Deneke told Stewart in a phone call. "I think it's amazing."

Deneke said he remembers losing the ring in the 1940s while visiting a home in Richfield. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/11/23/class-ring-lost-70-years-Richfield-Utah/4831637702354/
 

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It's pretty obvious now that Americans hate class rings and can't wait to get rid of them.
 

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I think this is a new record for an overdue library book - 110 years ...
Overdue book returned to Idaho library after 110 years

An Idaho library is hailing the return of an overdue book that was checked out from a now-defunct library 110 years earlier.

The Boise Public Library said the book, New Chronicles of Rebecca by Kate Wiggin, was returned recently to the Garden Valley Library and transferred to the Boise Public Library's main branch. ...

Librarians in Boise said the book was checked out Nov. 8, 1911, from Boise's Carnegie Library, which has long since ceased to operate as a library.

"The checkout desk noticed that it was rather old and it didn't have any current markings, so they looked into it," Anne Marie Martin, a library assistant at the Boise Public Library, told KTVB-TV. "I don't think anybody here has seen a book checked in 100 years later ... "

Officials said the book was returned anonymously, and the library does not have records of the Carnegie Library's check-out history available, so the tome's whereabouts for the past 110 years are likely to remain a mystery. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/11/29/Boise-Public-Library-overdue-book-110-years/8081638213622/
 

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Found in a Candy Tin: One of the First Coins Struck in Colonial North America


A silver coin minted in colonial Boston in 1652 has sold for $351,912. The one shilling coin is one of just 40 of its kind known to survive today.

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“I am not surprised at the amount of interest this exceptional coin attracted,” says James Morton, a coin specialist. “The price paid ... reflects its extraordinary historic significance and outstanding original state of preservation.”

Morton and Eden sold the coin on behalf of Wentworth “Wenty” Beaumont, a descendant of early New England settler William Wentworth. Beaumont’s father recently discovered the artifact in a candy tin containing hundreds of old coins at the family’s estate in Northumberland, England.

“I can only assume that the shilling was brought back from America years ago by one of my forebears,” says Beaumont.

Prior to 1652, New England settlers used coins from various European countries, along with wampum made from shells, as currency. Though English authorities had banned the creation of colonial coinage, the Massachusetts General Court defied this order by commissioning silversmith John Hull and his assistant Robert Sanderson to produce the first coins struck in North America in 1652.

Purchased by an anonymous bidder from the United States, the coin features a simple design with the initials NE (for New England) on one side and the Roman numeral XII (its value in pence) on the other. The newly discovered example is the only one of its kind certified as “mint state” by a coin grading service.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/early-colonial-boston-coin-sells-for-350000-180979137/

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A Scottish woman's wedding ring lost a half-century ago was found and returned to her.
Scottish woman reunited with long-lost wedding ring after 50 years

A Scottish woman who lost her wedding ring in a potato patch was reunited with the precious item 50 years later thanks to a man with a metal detector.

Donald MacPhee, who picked up metal detecting as a hobby about seven years ago after being inspired by videos on YouTube, said he was inspired to act when Peggy MacSween, 86, his neighbor in Benbecula, in the Western Isles, told him how she had lost her wedding ring while gathering potatoes 50 years earlier. ...

MacPhee said he visited the meadow where the potato patch was formerly located and spent three days searching with his metal detector. He said he dug about 90 holes before unearthing MacSween's ring.

"It was in immaculate condition. She put it on her finger and it still fitted perfectly," MacPhee told The Guardian. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/1...ng-50-years-Benbecula-Scotland/6071638646286/
 

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A Texas family has been reunited with the cat they lost 6 years ago.
Missing cat reunited with Texas family after six years

Animal rescuers in Texas said a cat recently picked up as a stray was reunited with her family, who revealed the feline had been missing for six years.

San Antonio Animal Care Services said in a Facebook post that a stray cat was picked up recently when a resident reported the feline appeared to be ill. The responding officer discovered the female feline had a microchip.

The officer visited the home listed in the chip's information, but discovered the family had relocated. ...

Animal Care Services said it took about two weeks of searching, but it was able to contact a woman identified only as "Mrs. F," who told officers the cat, named Monkey Face, had been missing for six years.

The post said the reunion between pet and owner was "priceless." ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/1...rs-reunited-family-San-Antonio/2011638826333/
 

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A Colorado veteran was reunited with personal items stolen from him in Prague during his WW2 service.
Colorado WWII vet reunited with items stolen in Prague 76 years earlier

A man using his metal detector in the woods around Prague reunited a Colorado man with a silver bracelet and other items stolen while he was serving in World War II.

Petr Svihove, a Czech journalist and history enthusiast, was using his metal detector in the Prague-area woods when he found a stash of items including a silver bracelet, a service ribbon with a bronze star, a U.S. Army lapel pin and a Swiss coin. ...

The bracelet was engraved with the name Joe Esquibel on one side, and his wife's name on the other.

Svihove posted photos of the item to a Facebook group, and Grand Junction resident Alena Busovska saw the post and was able to track down Esquibel's family and put them in contact with Svihove.

Esquibel said he was shocked to learn his property had been found 76 years after the items, and the duffle bag that contained them, were stolen in the Prague area while he was serving as a U.S. Army staff sergeant in World War II. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/1...s-stolen-Prague-Czech-Republic/4531638910878/
 

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A college championship ring lost over a decade ago turned up on the side of an interstate highway.
Long-lost championship ring found by clean-up crew by Oregon highway

A graduate of a California college was reunited with his long-lost football championship ring when it was found by a clean-up crew next to an Oregon highway.

The Oregon State Police said in an Instagram post that Visesio Salt Jr. was an offensive guard for Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif., when the football team won its second consecutive national title in 2010. ...

Salt presented his championship ring to his father, truck driver Visesio Salt Sr., to thank him for his support.

"Unfortunately, over time, the ring was misplaced and assumed never to be seen again," the OSP post said. "That was until, on Dec. 3, 2021, a cleanup crew working for the Oregon Department of Transportation found Mr. Salt's Championship ring among some trash alongside Interstate 84 near The Dalles."

An OSP trooper was contacted to help find the ring's owner, and the trooper contacted the Mount San Antonio College athletic department, which was able to give the trooper Salt's contact information. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/1...ng-Oregon-State-Police-highway/9681639081695/
 

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A dog that went missing in 2019 has been re-discovered and reunited with his owners, who'd moved away while he was MIA.
Dog lost in Texas reunited with family two years later

A dog who went missing from a Texas home two years ago was found and reunited with his family six months after they moved to Nebraska.

Yesenia Madrigal and Richard Figueroa said their miniature schnauzer, Max, escaped from their El Paso home through an open gate in June 2019, sparking a months-long search. ...

Madrigal said she never gave up hope of Max being found, and made sure to update her information with the American Kennel Club before moving from El Paso to Omaha.

The update proved helpful when Ismael Botello found a stray dog about five minutes away from the couple's former home and had him scanned for a microchip. ...

Figueroa flew to Texas to retrieve Max, and they arrived in Omaha on Monday.
SOURCE: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/1...s-El-Paso-Texas-Omaha-Nebraska/4971639498708/
 

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A Colorado dog that went MIA for 2 weeks was discovered on, and rescued from, a ledge overlooking a creek where she'd been trapped.
Colorado dog that was missing for 2 weeks rescued from ledge

A dog missing for two weeks in Colorado was rescued from a ledge about 50 yards (46 meters) above a creek and is now back home.

An animal control officer with the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region anchored herself to a wooden fence and rappelled down to the dog using a mountaineering harness and rope ...

The dog later identified through her microchip and tag as Jessie Lee immediately wagged her [tail] and crawled towards the officer but the ground started slipping out from underneath the dog, the humane society said.

The officer put a catchpole around the dog’s neck and shoulder to slowly pull Jessie Lee closer safely so she would not fall. Another officer then lowered a second rope which was tied into a makeshift harness for the dog and pulled them both up to safety ...

Jessie Lee was reunited with her owners, who had been looking for daily since she went missing two weeks ago ...
FULL STORY: https://apnews.com/article/animals-dogs-93f5708f9b7e281e07e72a817082cea7
 

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After the Bangor (Maine) police broadcast an appeal, a family was reunited with the grandfather's ashes that had been mistakenly placed inside a boxed ceiling fan returned to the home improvement store.
Mix-up at Lowe’s refund desk sees grandpa’s ashes put on store shelf, Maine cops say

A bizarre mix-up in Maine saw a man’s ashes lost on the shelves at Lowe’s, after his family inadvertently put them in a ceiling light box that was returned for a refund.

Grandpa’s remains have been reunited with the family, but that happened only after someone bought the ceiling light and came across the ashes tucked inside, according to the Bangor Police Department. ...

The saga was first shared Dec. 12 on Facebook, when the Bangor Police Department asked: “Who the heck has (Granpa) G’s cremains?” ...

“Here’s the story. ... A local man purchased a ceiling light at Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Bangor, Maine. ... Inside the sealed box was a collection of family memorabilia that had no place inside a light box from Lowe’s Home Improvement emporium. He found old family photos ... and a small tan manila envelope containing (Granpa) G’s ashes.” ...
FULL STORY (With Pics & Video): https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddr...-put-on-store-shelf-maine-cops-say/ar-AARNIwc
 

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A bronze goose stolen from a St. Paul (Minnesota) fountain was found when someone attempted to submit it to a recycling center as scrap metal.

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Stolen bronze goose that disappeared from St. Paul park is found

A metal recycling center saved the St. Paul Parks and Recreation Department from a wild goose chase for a bronze bird statue stolen from a fountain in Cochran Park.

About 24 hours after one of the fountain's four goose castings was reported missing Sunday, a recycling center employee called St. Paul police saying someone attempted to turn the sculpture in as scrap metal.

The bird is back in the possession of the parks department. St. Paul police said Monday they have not arrested anybody in connection with the fowl play.

The quartet of metal geese — each 28 inches tall with a 19-inch wingspan — surround a bronze sculpture called "Indian Hunter and His Dog" created by famed St. Paul artist Paul Manship in 1926.

The city originally installed the sculpture in the Summit Avenue park but moved it to Como Park after it was vandalized, according to a parks department's website. A replica was built for Cochran Park.

But after vandalism problems continued, the city moved the original sculpture back to Cochran Park in 1996. ...
SOURCE: https://www.startribune.com/stolen-...ppearing-from-st-paul-cochran-park/600128973/
 

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An Indiana library received a book that's been overdue for 53 years.
Overdue book returned to Indiana library after 53 years

An Indiana library said a book recently arrived in the mail after being checked out from the location more than 53 years earlier.

Joe Sipocz, manager of the St. Joseph Public Library's River Park Branch in South Bend, said a package recently arrived in the mail from the San Bruno Public Library in California and it was found to contain a copy of Sir Gibbie, by Scottish author George MacDonald. ...

Sipocz said there was no note or other explanation for how the tome ended up at a California library, but inside was a stamp with the River Park Branch's address and a due date card that said the book had been due back June 21, 1968. ...

Sipocz estimated the book would have amassed about $3,800 in late fees at the 15-cents-per-day rate the library charged until the 1990s, but the fine would have been capped at the $5 cost of the book. He said the library would not attempt to claim any fines for the tome, as the facility is doing away with late fees on Jan. 1.

Sipocz said the book will likely be given a new barcode and go back into circulation.
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/1...-library-overdue-book-53-years/4991640813626/
 

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UAE sanitation workers sorted through over 300 tons of trash to retrieve a wallet that had been inadvertently discarded.
Sanitation workers search through trash to find lost wallet in UAE

Sanitation workers in the United Arab Emirates sifted through more than 300 tons of garbage to find a wallet that had been thrown accidentally into the trash.

Louie Gabilagon, a senior manager for waste management company Bee'ah, said a healthcare worker from the Philippines contacted the business about 10 a.m. on Dec. 27 to report that her wallet accidentally ended up in a dumpster ...

"Time was of the essence as several hours had passed. Based on the description of the locality, we located the truck that had hauled the dumpster to our transfer station ... ," Gabilagon told the Khaleej Times.

Gabilagon said workers had to sift through more than 300 tons of trash.

"It was such a massive stockpile that we had to bring in a wheeled excavator to spread the garbage so that the workers could sift through it. Eventually, one of them dug out the wallet and held it up like a prized trophy," he said. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/0...ash-to-find-lost-wallet-in-UAE/1761641249538/
 

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I dont know whether to be sorry for the workers who ended up with so much extra work, or proud of their diligence.

Couldnt happen over here.
 

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A class ring lost almost a decade ago has been found in the car where it was apparently lost, and it's been returned to its original owner.
Class ring lost in rental car in 2012 found by vehicle's new owner

A class ring lost in a rental car in 2012 was returned to its owner after the car's new owner found it between the seats of the vehicle.

Pennsylvania resident Katelyn Manigly said she was looking between the seats of her car for a missing key fob when she found a class of 1980 ring from the College of William & Mary ...

"My family bought the car many years ago, but I didn't find the ring until I dropped a fob and moved around all the seats in the car. It just tumbled out," Mangily said ...

Mangily said the ring sat on a shelf in her home for a few months before she examined it closely and was able to make out "Bruce W. P." engraved inside the band. ...

Manigly reached out to the W&M Alumni Association, which was able to identify Bruce Patterson as the most likely owner. ...

Patterson said he lost the ring in 2012, but he was never sure exactly where it had gone missing.

"For many years, I thought I had taken my ring off to work out at my local YMCA. I figured someone had taken it to the local pawn shop or sold it for the value of the gold and that I would never see it again" ...

It turned out that Patterson, who traveled frequently for business in 2012, lost the ring in a Hertz rental car in the Southeast or Midwest. The car was later in a severe accident and ended up at a refurbishment company, where it was purchased by Manigly's aunt, before the older woman then sold the car to Manigly. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/0...ing-lost-rental-car-found-2012/1041641327195/
 
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