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06-11-2019 02:21 PM
The most “expensive” things I’ve found have been coon hounds!
We live in an area where coon hunting is very popular, and sometimes a dog follows another scent and gets separated from his owner. Our outside dogs draw in these lost dogs who are tired, thirsty and hungry, so when we find one hanging around, we tie him up, give food and water, and wait for the owner to drive by looking for his dog. The same dog has come here 3x already!
06-11-2019 02:56 PM - edited 06-11-2019 03:02 PM
Inside slot machine trays.....
I leave them there while I am gambling. If the owners do not come back during that time, I wave the phone to the "eye in the sky" then turn the phones over to lost & found. In all the years, only 1 owner came back to reclaim their cell.
Inbetween slot machines.....
Pocketbooks w/hundreds of $$$$ in $100 bills.
Same as above w/cells except I have a security guard escort me to L&F.
Found a men's Rolex at the bottem of the casino pool Mother's Day. No one came forward by the end of the evening, so the pool person gave me the watch.
Watch still works. Didn't at first. Thinking about taking some links out of the band & wearing the watch myself.
06-11-2019 03:57 PM - edited 06-11-2019 03:58 PM
About six years ago, both of my parents were in a nursing home with dementia. When cleaning out their home, I found a 1996 college ring in my father's jewelry box that clearly didn't belong to him. I didn't know how he ended up with it, and couldn't ask either of my parents. I didn't know what the value of the ring was, but it was heavy and marked 14k. The student's name was engraved in the band too.
I called the school to see if they could help me find the person. For privacy reasons, all they could tell me was the city he lived in at the time he was a student.
My web research didn't yield many results, but a few kept pointing to one person. This person didn't have Facebook, Twitter, or anything like that. I suspected he was a somewhat higher-up and important person in a federal agency, and wasn't sure how to go about contacting him. I put the ring aside and forgot about it for a while.
The agency has a form on their site for the public to ask questions. Last year, I filled out the form and said I had a ring that I believed might belong to "His Name" who worked there, and could someone please ask him if he thought it could be his. The next morning the gentleman called me, and yes, it was his ring.
He told me he lost it shortly after graduating. He was in a restaurant restroom, took it off to wash his hands, and left without picking it back up. The restaurant happened to be one that I knew my parents used to eat at occasionally, so then I knew how my father had found it. Why he stuck it in his jewelry box is a mystery to me and my sisters.
One of my sisters and I met the gentleman at a restaurant, where I returned his ring to him. He treated us to lunch, and we had interesting conversations. He even showed us a picture from his graduation, one of the last times he had worn the ring. A happy ending to a story that could have easily ended 22 years earlier.
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