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Old 08-05-2022, 08:09 AM
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My DHís childhood best friend H passed away suddenly 7 years ago. His wife C has struggled emotionally, physically and financially. Yesterday was her birthday and she received the most amazing gift.

Back in 1978, when they were dating, they took a boat out on Lake Geneva in Wisconsin. The boat tipped over and H lost his wallet. Well, yesterday C received a letter from a woman in Wisconsin that contained her late husbandís firefighter identification card. It had washed up on the shore of the lake and the woman sent it to the Illinois fire department that passed it on to C. The card, which includes his picture, is in remarkably good condition.

On her birthday! After 44 years!


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Old 08-05-2022, 08:19 AM
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What a wonderful gift! And how nice of the person who found it to pass it on to the fire dept. You never know what small gesture is going to mean to someone else.
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Old 08-05-2022, 08:26 AM
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That is so beautiful.
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Old 08-05-2022, 08:26 AM
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What a treasure she know has. Kudos for all those who helped your friend receive that gift.
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Old 08-05-2022, 08:30 AM
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Thanks for sharing a sweet story. I think H is looking out for C. It really warms my heart to know that their are caring people out there.


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Old 08-05-2022, 08:51 AM
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Wonderful story. Thank you.
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Old 08-05-2022, 08:53 AM
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That was an amazing gift! I hope it brings her lots of joy!
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Old 08-05-2022, 08:56 AM
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Wow, that is an amazing story! It's also beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us.
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Old 08-05-2022, 06:11 PM
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Wow! Sent chills up my spine!
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Old 08-06-2022, 04:00 AM
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How amazing! Love reading this!


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Old 08-06-2022, 06:21 AM
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I love that story. Thanks for sharing it. Did her story make the newspaper?
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Old 08-06-2022, 06:32 AM
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Czechgirl it just happened and Iím not aware of anyone contacting the media. It just amazed me, not only because of the lost identification card being found after so long, but that it was returned on her birthday. Seems like a movie but happened to a very close friend.. He was the best man at our wedding.
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Old 08-06-2022, 03:48 PM
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What a great story! I love hearing those. I'm so sorry your friend lost her husband, but what a wonderful gift to receive on your birthday after so many years.
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