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Lost wallet turns up after 50 years
AP ^ | April 28, 2002 | AP

Posted on 04/28/2002 12:06:46 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad

Edited on 04/12/2004 5:35:15 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) - A San Francisco police officer who works at the same station his grandfather once did more than 50 years ago got an unusual package in the mail last week.

It was his grandfather's wallet - complete with identification, business cards and $60.


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1 posted on 04/28/2002 12:06:46 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: Cultural Jihad
The letter ends: "P.S. There were $60 in bills in the wallet. Please find a check enclosed."

Is that a check for 2002 dollars or for 1951 dollars?

2 posted on 04/28/2002 12:11:19 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne
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3 posted on 04/28/2002 12:13:27 PM PDT by GretchenEE
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To: Cultural Jihad
He kept a log of trip expenses: gas $3, eats 90 cents, room $4.

That amount just might buy lunch today

4 posted on 04/28/2002 12:14:21 PM PDT by JZoback
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To: Cultural Jihad
Refreshing! Honesty and not stealing never goes out of style but is becoming increasingly rare to see in action. The norm for today is be irresponsible, dishonest and to take whatever you can to benefit yourself.
5 posted on 04/28/2002 12:31:46 PM PDT by nmh
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To: Izzy Dunne
Is that a check for 2002 dollars or for 1951 dollars?

LOL! You had to ask.

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6 posted on 04/28/2002 12:33:18 PM PDT by JCG
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To: Cultural Jihad
Never too late to do the right thing!
7 posted on 04/28/2002 12:44:56 PM PDT by OldFriend
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To: Izzy Dunne
Assuming it was 1951, how much would the interest be on the $60 which I bet was not included? Anway, it's still a feel good article.
8 posted on 04/28/2002 12:45:08 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
Assuming it was 1951, how much would the interest be on the $60 which I bet was not included?

Assuming $60 initial value, an annual interest rate of 5%, and 50 years to compound the investment (one payment), present value of the $60 is $688.05.

9 posted on 04/28/2002 12:58:53 PM PDT by martin_fierro
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To: JCG
Is that a check for 2002 dollars or for 1951 dollars?
Hmmm... $60 in 1951 money would probably be Silver Certificates and REAL silver coins, now worth much more than today's crappy Federal Reserve Notes. Pretty good reward for the finder, even after writing the $60 (2002) check!
10 posted on 04/28/2002 1:01:57 PM PDT by FiddlePig
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To: martin_fierro
Do you suppose they were Silver Certificates? The story isn't really clear on why the finder was sending a check rather than the original bills. Even so, a good samaritan, however procrastinating, is not in the savings and loan business.
11 posted on 04/28/2002 1:04:08 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: Izzy Dunne
For the young bucks...

What cost $60 in 1951 would cost $424.62 in 2001....

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12 posted on 04/28/2002 1:05:30 PM PDT by Atilla_the_Hun
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To: FiddlePig
John Payne II is prolly more thrilled with the personal effects of his gandfather he barely knew than in the personal interest.
13 posted on 04/28/2002 1:07:12 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: Cultural Jihad
What, no interest?
14 posted on 04/28/2002 1:11:00 PM PDT by Bob J
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15 posted on 04/28/2002 1:22:14 PM PDT by vikingchick
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To: Bob J
Exactly what I was thinking. At least the old currency would have been worth a little extra if it was the original bills from the era.
16 posted on 05/01/2002 8:12:55 PM PDT by Sawdring
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