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SteveRetherford
in our front yard this morning wile patty was watering things cuz its gona be really hot today like 104 , first there no money :-) start looking over credit cards , drivers license ext and i tell her i recognixe the name . he was here yesterday and bought 10 dollars worth of of water hyacinths plants from me . it was sitting out by our mailbox since yesterday afternoon ..........i called and asked if he was missing anything , no he says , i ask him where his wallet is ? OMG he is so happy , he didnt even know it was missing yet . it would be a real chore replacing all those debit n credit cards , drivers license ect ..... made his day , he is on his way here right now :-)   makes ya feel good to get it back to him .....
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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Whitegas Extraordinaire
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My current shade is Coleman!!

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SteveRetherford
he was one Happy Camper getting it back , says he couldnt even get in at work without one of the cards .... made his Day ...... then he showed me a picture of his fish tank with the water hyacinths plants in it , looked real nice n natural .
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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Tigerfans2
Money can't buy the feeling of doing the right thing, kudos
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CaptainFantastic
Nice one Steve.

You wont believe it, but here wallets tend to get found and returned complete with cash. And the Swiss tend to carry a lot of cash in notes - 100s even 1000s!!!
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GoCamping
Steve,  way to go !   Great Karma there  :-)
Chris

Looking for any Lantern dated "10-89" (B/D lantern for my Son)
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REJ2
Tigerfans2 wrote:
Money can't buy the feeling of doing the right thing, kudos

Gdang right!!
Bob    ICCC #1574
Never, ever, leave behind a $5 lamp
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74HARLEY
Way to go Steve!
Joe
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Newfie
Good on ya.

When I was at a music festival at the gorge in Washington state 7 or 8 years ago I found a wallet full of cash. I looked at the ID but didn't see the guy anywhere so I turned it in at the lost and found complete with the cash that was in there.

One the local guys I was hanging out with said most people he knew would take the cash and throw the wallet in the garbage. I couldn't believe it. 
Shane Looking for the following Canadian birthday lanterns or lamps: 2-32, 6-34,
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Jayhawksr
Keep that good karma, Steve. 
Richard (KC native and KU Alumni living in Maryland)
Rock Chalk, Jayhawk. Go KU!
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #1983.  Coleman Quick-lite Crew #36.
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BSAGuy
BSA motto - "Do a Good Turn Daily"  Check for today, Steve.
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Kansas John

Great karma building move!


 It’s been raining here all week and my hyacinths are taking over the pond.  They are fast growers and seem to really help keep the algae at bay.

John M. Lawrence, KS
ICCC #1431

Looking for a 214 kero and REI single burner anniversary stove as well as any Coleman born on date 10/77, 1/80
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bowenstudios
I'm sure both of you felt great. Him relieved to get it back and you for making day. Kudos

A couple years ago I found one of my neighbors wallets in my car, kind of freaked me out. I didnt know him and waited a couple days thinking he had been going through my car, I'm still bad about leaving it unlocked. I finally confronted him about it, apparently he is bad about locking doors too, had left it in his car and someone got it out and dumped it in mine. Unfortunately he had already cancelled is cards and applied for a new army ID.
-Mike
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wpnaes
Well done Steve!
Sean
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MilSpec#0263

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Chucker
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Chuck
"Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones." Proverbs 16:24
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azmike
Twice I have lost my wallet, once in the Army with most of my months pay ($220) in it --both times the wallet was returned, both times the cash was gone! Paid for lessons.........
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outlawmws
As others have said - Good on you Steve!

I once saw what looked like a bunch of credit cards on the side of a freeway on ramp near work.  The next day I looked hard, and confirmed.  The next day I stopped and gathered them up.  I even had his DL!

I contacted one of the credit card companies, and explained,  they contacted him and he apparently contacted the police,  and a day or so later I'm on the phone with him and he (and a "friend")  comes over to pick them up.  He all but accused me of doing the deed?  He finally came off his his horse, but seriously?  I'm going to steal a wallet, take the cash, and then TRY TO RETURN HIS CREDIT CARDS?.  Riiiiight...

I'm sure the thief simply tossed all "incriminating evidence" out the window as they (or someone else) drove.
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FAS #001 Confusing Future Generations of Collectors, One Lantern at a Time!

“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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salukispeed
Steve Shows you and Patty are some  of those stand up folks that hopefully will come back to you. Well done
Bob
ICCC 1868
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Dan
Good job Steve! Found a wallet one time,flagged down an RCMP car going by,he knew the character it belonged to. Best one was when I lost my wallet and was returned to when I lived in the city, the finder would not accept a cash gift. Never forgot that.
Dan

Coleman Slant Saver #50
Coleman Quick-Lite Crew #18
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1hpycmpr

Smooth move, Steve!  

My wife was on an errand for work and had to go to a business in a rough part of town.  Pulled up to the business and next to the business was a pawn shop.  She got out and found a wallet with a bunch of cash stuffed inside.  Wallet wouldn’t even close it was so full.  She went into the pawn shop and asked if anyone had come in looking for a wallet.  Nope.  Headed to the car and called her boss and she suggested that my wife take it to the town hall building.  The lady that took the wallet counted well over $2000 in the wallet.  Wife went back to the pawn shop and told them if someone came in looking for a wallet, they should head over to the town hall to ID and claim.  Found out a couple days later that the wallet had been claimed.  Wife was scared the whole time she was in possession of the wallet!

Mark
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@Tigerfans2

>>Money can't buy the feeling of doing the right thing, kudos

Well stated!

-Jim

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Banjoman
Wow Steve if you ever find my wallet it’ll be empty please put $ in it 
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Newfie
It would probably bring bad karma into my life but if he had accused me of being the thief I would have cut up every card right in front of him and thrown them on the ground. 

outlawmws wrote:
As others have said - Good on you Steve!

I once saw what looked like a bunch of credit cards on the side of a freeway on ramp near work.  The next day I looked hard, and confirmed.  The next day I stopped and gathered them up.  I even had his DL!

I contacted one of the credit card companies, and explained,  they contacted him and he apparently contacted the police,  and a day or so later I'm on the phone with him and he (and a "friend")  comes over to pick them up.  He all but accused me of doing the deed?  He finally came off his his horse, but seriously?  I'm going to steal a wallet, take the cash, and then TRY TO RETURN HIS CREDIT CARDS?.  Riiiiight...

I'm sure the thief simply tossed all "incriminating evidence" out the window as they (or someone else) drove.
Shane Looking for the following Canadian birthday lanterns or lamps: 2-32, 6-34,
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smarti
Good on you, Steve. I am sure the owner was elated.

I typically carry a large amount of cash in my wallet in case I run across and arc, 319, or poultry lantern in the wild. I don't want to be outbid on the spot. Therefore, I am as anal about my wallet as I am about my keys. Might as well be vital organs, as I always know where they are.
It was Love at first light!!! Scott
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Steve
I am sure you would have instantly returned the wallet even if it had contained 5000 bucks.

Now if it was a purse containing a brand new nickel base for a 138?????

Dominic
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outlawmws
Newfie wrote:
It would probably bring bad karma into my life but if he had accused me of being the thief I would have cut up every card right in front of him and thrown them on the ground. 


He didn't actually accuse me, but it was clear he had suspicions, and asked a lot of questions like he was trying to trip me up.    Meh  - I did the right thing and went out of my way to do it.  His attitude matter not, and I won't let that change what I would do if it happened again.  
[Logo%20Outlaw-half] 
Coleman Blue's 243's #341 - 275 Appreciation Syndicate member 0242
FAS #001 Confusing Future Generations of Collectors, One Lantern at a Time!

“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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Dmacp
too bad it wasn't mine. lost mine two weeks ago. To get a driver's license replaced I have to go to the DMV at 5 in the morning. They give appointments to the first 250 people. The rest have to keep coming back until they get an appointment. The guy told me I could do it online. He lied. 
Last Friday there were almost 2500 people there I am told. what a mess!
Dan
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mgmlvks
25 years ago I was travelling hard EB on K96 from a car show in Colorado.  This road is one of my favorite remote corners in Kansas.  Stopped at one of the old school style rest areas and took care of business.  I am tall, about 6'+ and as I stood and turned around I noticed a wallet set high on the top of the wooden wall framing, pushed well back from the edge.  Opened it and was shocked to see it packed full of cash with several 100's and lots of 20's and at least ten credit cards and a drivers license.  Owner was from large city in Colorado.  Took it with me and headed east to the nearest town that would have a cop shop.  Gave it to them and my contact info.  

About two weeks later received a nice note from the owner, said they had a family emergency out of town and left in a hurry.  They were hours away when they realized the wallet was missing so kept going.  Think they sent a $20 bill as a gift, which I donated to the Salvation Army,

That rest area was there for a long time and I smiled every time I went past.  Been a few years now, and think it may have been upgraded and lost the little accidental shelf to put/lose a wallet on!
Mike, ICCC member #1156, Slant Saver Group #011, 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0215, FAS #20 - Confusing Future Generations of Collectors One Lantern at a Time
"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present"
Francis Bacon
(and - for those who have asked - avatar from postcard and says "Coming Home by Rail".  https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4595/27430282209_39a564be00_z.jpg
 
 
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Gasman64
Some years ago, at least ten or so, I found a woman's purse on a street a few blocks from where I live.  Pretty much everything was in it, and I found ID with her address, but decided against calling her.  "What if she's creeped out, knowing a stranger went through her purse contents?" is what I though.  So, I took it down to the police station, and they took my name and contact info., in case she wanted to get in touch. Nope, not a word of thanks, even via the police, but at least the right thing was done.

A few years ago, I found a nice bundle of 20s in the local Wally World parking lot, so I turned that it.  Some may think it stupid, 'cause after all, it's cash; who's going to prove it's theirs, and how? But it wasn't mine, I had a job and my own money, and maybe some poor soul lost most of their paycheck they just cashed, so yes, I turned it in to customer service.

About two years ago at work, I found a bunch of cash ($100+) on the floor of a warehouse; I turned that in to the shipping office, the dept. that I work in. Co. policy says if no one claims it in several weeks, finders-keepers, so in a few weeks, my boss gave it to me.
Steve
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SteveRetherford
this incident reminded me of a time i went to a guys house to buy some tilapia fish he had listed on craigslist . we sat n chatted for quite some time . i didnt realize till i got a phone call from the guy saying i had forgot my wallet on his couch , it even had money in it . i dashed back over there and gave him a big THANK YOU !!!
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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H_E
Love it.  Wouldn't of thought this story, with you in it, would've gone any other way.  Good job Steve.
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