Search for a missing cane

Chicago Sun-Times (Sunday) - - OPINION -

I can’t be­lieve some­one would steal a cane from a hand­i­capped per­son, but it is true. Af­ter shop­ping re­cently, my hus­band left his cane in a shop­ping cart in the park­ing lot. Driv­ing home, he asked me to see if the cane was be­hind the seat, where he usu­ally put it.

It was not, so we turned the pickup around and headed back to the park­ing lot. We found the cart, but the cane was missing. I went in the store and asked if any­one had turned in a wooden cane with black tape on the han­dle — a cane that had once be­longed to my beloved late mother. I was told no one had turned it in. I checked the aisles but did not find it. I asked the work­ers in charge of the carts if they hap­pened to see a cane. They said no.

To whomever stole it, I hope you and your con­science will have a Merry Christ­mas. My hus­band, who is 85, won’t, with­out the use of his sturdy cane that al­lows him to walk since his knees rub bone-on-bone. Mar­garet Sei­ders-Metz, Bur­bank

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