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The Lost Wallet ~ A Small Drama in Cascade, Michigan

I had a busy, busy weekend.  Playing in a golf tournament plus entertaining

 our daughter, son-in-law, and "cutest baby in the world" grandson who

were up for  the Grand Regatta Crew Races on the Grand River.  Summer is

such a great time for fun &  family events. 

Safari Evan

On Saturday night, we were hot and tired.  A trip to the local ice cream store was mentioned and

we all headed out to indulge ourselves.  We got our treats, sat around in the

shade eating them, and then headed back home to change  for the golf awards dinner.

When getting ready to go to the golf course, I realized I didn't have my money clip. 

 It was in the pocket of my shorts, and now it wasn't.  We searched the house, the car, and

Then we went back to the ice cream store to see if it was there anywhere. No luck.  

I was feeling pretty upset because all my credit cards, my driver's license, my Sentri-lock key,

would all have to be replaced. Now, tonite.  No golf awards dinner. 

 ( you can supply your own choice words here !#$#  @%&*()  *^%#$#  $%^%^)


We went back home to look one more time.


As soon as we got home, the doorbell rang, and my heart lifted.  When I opened it, an

 older man and a young boy about 8-9 years old were standing on my step.  They asked

if I was Terry Westbrook and  I said yes. The young boy had found my money clip by the

 chair I had been sitting in at the ice cream place and he handed it over to me.

He quickly told me, " I didn't look to see how much money there was!"  I had about $200

dollars but that wasn't my main concern. The ID and credit cards would have been much more

difficult to replace.  I immediately gave him a generous cash reward for returning my money clip.

And then I asked his name.  Ian McCoy, he said, with a smile.  I smiled back, shook his

hand, and said: " Thanks a lot, Ian. You are MY HERO ." 

 His grandfather agreed with me.    He said Ian was his hero also.  Ian beamed.

The McCoys couldn't find a phone number to call, so they drove over to my home to return my

money clip to me.  There are honest, kind people in this world and Ian McCoy is one of them.

I am glad I got to meet him.

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Comment balloon 12 commentsTerry & Bonnie Westbrook • June 29 2009 12:45PM
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