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Archive for Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Letter to the editor: Above, beyond

October 3, 2012

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To the editor:

About a month ago, after taking my children to the library, I loaded all five of them into the van, folded up the stroller, and headed for home. Two hours later, I received a call from a woman named Tanya at the Lawrence Parking Department telling me she had found my wallet. That is when I remembered my wallet had been on top of the stroller and must have fallen on the ground when I folded it up. Tanya had not only found my wallet with everything still inside, but also offered to return it to my house. I am forever grateful. Thank you again Tanya, you went above and beyond.

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tange 1 year, 6 months ago

Returned wallets... what is this madness?

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lawrencian 1 year, 6 months ago

Back in the late 80s, my mother left her wallet with everything in it on the bumper while loading up groceries on the Oregon coast, halfway through a 4-week road trip. When we arrived home, it was with everything else in her collection of held mail.

Consumer1, just drop it in the mail! It might cost a couple bucks, but at least you've done the right thing, and could even do it anonymously.

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consumer1 1 year, 6 months ago

Last time I found a wallet and tried to return it, the person accused me of stealing it. I haven't found one since then, not sure what I will do next time.

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Benjamin Roberts 1 year, 6 months ago

"Tanya at the Lawrence Parking Department telling me she had found my wallet. ... you went above and beyond."

Tanya's generosity is well known. She gave me a $100 parking ticket. ;-)


Seriously, it is nice to hear of an honest and kind act.

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