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    12-17-13 More musings on bad things that can happen, and good things that can follow

    Just a week after Rich and I discovered the burglary that was the basis for my last Blog on 12-9-13, we were driving into the city along the Mukilteo Speedway.  Rich startled me by abruptly turning off the road into a parking lot.  “There’s a wallet in the road,” he informed me. 

    He jumped out of the car, and waited for the traffic to slow and a driver to let him onto the highway, and he quickly grabbed up the wallet.

    As Rich continued driving, I looked at the contents of the wallet and noticed the credit cards seemed to be missing.  Then I checked the driver’s license and realized the wallet belonged to a woman I know on Whidbey Island.

    In a series of back-and-forth phone calls arranging a place where I could give her the wallet, she told me that she had noticed that the wallet was missing the night before….and called all of her credit card companies (please, everyone, remember to keep and list and do this if you ever lose your credit cards by any means).

    She and I met the next day, and I was able to hand the wallet to her……with everything in it, except for the credit cards she had reported missing.  The wallet contained all kinds of other information – receipts, gift cards, other items she needed.  She gave me a big hug, and told me to thank my husband and tell him how much it meant to her to get the wallet back.

    When I related the story to Rich, he said he felt he was simply doing it because it was the right thing to do, and because we had just benefited from a stranger who found some of our stolen items at the side of the road.

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