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Monday, July 11, 2011

Goodwill Tuesday


Saturday's is my sister's day off. That is our "sister quality" time together. Several Saturdays ago, we took a little day trip to a location outside of our area. We walked the hot streets and went in and out of shops to browse and cool off. While we were strolling along the sidewalks, we passed a bank. It had an ATM machine accessible to people from the sidewalk. As we went by, I noticed a man's billfold laying on it. I picked it up and saw there was no money. It did contain a driver's license, credit cards, and other documents you would not want lost. We found an emergency number on one of the cards.

My sister used her cell phone and called it. She reached his daughter that lived a long way from where we were. My sister explained what we felt had happened. The daughter gave us her father's home phone number and said he lived just a couple of blocks from where we were. My sister called it and the gentlemen answered. He had not realized he had left it. He lost no time in coming and finding us. He is an 83 year old gentlemen that has senior moments like a lot of others. Since we did not know for sure what he looked like, we saw his birthday on the driver's license.

When he arrived, we asked him when his birthday was. We wanted to be sure he was the right person. We assured him, that we took nothing, only looked for a contact number. He said he knew we had not and was ever so grateful to us. He said the billfold I found was his filing cabinet for his cards etc. not for carrying money. Said he keeps his money in his pocket. He was one happy senior gentleman.

I regret to say, most anyone else could have used his cards, and at his age, he did not need that happen. That made our day!

20 comments:

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

he had to be so happy to get his ID and things back....thank you for sharing this heartwarming story...good things for good people.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This gentleman is so fortunate that some one as kind as you and your sister found his wallet.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a good deed you and your sister did for that man. Dad Adams doesn't carry his wallet anymore--but when he did, we always worried that it might get left somewhere...

Glad you all found it... Others truly could have used his info... I'm sure he was happy to get it back..

Hugs,
Betsy

racheld said...

Oh, you Sweet Thing!! Of course you called him---I can tell you're just that kind of person.

Good things like that just circle right around and come back when you least expect it.

George said...

I'm glad you and your sister found the man's wallet, and I'm sure he is glad as well.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Awwww!! What a great story, you did your good deed and made someone very happy by doing the right thing!

Barbara F. said...

Lucky it was you and your sister to find this and of course do the right thing. He must have been so grateful. Blessings to you and your sister xo

Ginny said...

A wonderful story!! Too bad that a lot of stories don't end this way and so many people would not do the right thing!

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

You and your sister are indeed good people but then I would never expect anything else but that from you LV, it shows in your blog! May many Blessings come your way! Hugs Marilou

Dorothy said...

As my boss used to say, "It's so nice to be nice!" Lucky for him that you found it instead of a dishonest person. You will be blessed!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

I loved this post! First, I love that you make plans with your sister every week. Second, I love that you did such a great deed and saved this man so much trouble. And I hope your good deed comes back to you in many happy ways!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

I am soooooooooooo glad, YOU found it! -sigh-

~♥~

Danica said...

This gentleman was so lucky that you and your sister happened upon his wallet. There are far too many people in this world that would have just discarded the wallet and taken the important information from him. Such amazing thoughtful women you are!

Tete said...

LV, what a sweet thing to do! I am sure he was so grateful that he did not have to cancel all his cards and get a new license! Thank goodness God was watching over him and sent you girls to the rescue!
Hugs- Tete

Ninny said...

That makes my day, too! Bless you!

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

You and your sister are sooooo awesome!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

What a blessing that you and your sister were the first ones to spot the wallet. As you said, others might not have been so honest. I'm sure he was VERY grateful.

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Icy BC said...

Your kindness, and your sister's also, will be returned tenfold! We need more people like the two of you.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I know there are lots of good people out there, but we so seldom read about them! It made me happy to read this.

ebbay said...

Really a life saver for the real gentlemen. Nice post.