Wallet found, returned against all odds
MY boyfriend and I braved the wind and rain for a day of fishing in the great outdoors on the Saturday of the long August weekend.
Our journey included a stop for snacks at the 59’er, fruitless fishing at Birds Hill Park, and catch and release at the Lockport dam.
Somewhere along the way, I lost my wallet.
I realized this when returning to the city for a late dinner. After searching the car and calling the 59’er with no luck, the possibility of finding my wallet seemed slight. But we opted for a drive-through dinner then a drive back to Birds Hill and Lockport to retrace our steps in hopes of finding it.
All I could think of was the credit and debit cards I would have to cancel, the licence and student ID that would have to be replaced and the monthly bus pass I had only used for three days.
Before I could pull out of the Best Buy parking lot where we had searched the car, I received a phone call from my dad in Morden. He seemed very concerned and asked if I was missing anything. I was confused, as I had not told anyone yet about my missing wallet. To my relief, he had received a phone call from a kind lady named Janice who had stumbled upon my wallet during a walk in Birds Hill Park.
On that afternoon, she and her husband took a shortcut on their usual walk and came across the wallet. From my ID were able to contact my family.
I got my wallet back early the next day with everything still inside thanks to the kindness and thoughtfulness of these strangers. Needless to say, I brought a thank you card and small gift of appreciation.
I cannot thank them enough for finding and returning my wallet. You are lifesavers!