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When Something Lost Is Found Again

May 22, 2008 06:38 AM
by findingDulcinea Staff
Everyone has lost something important at one time or another, but sometimes objects, or even pets, reappear thousands of miles away and years later.

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It looks like a run-of-the-mill photograph. Mike Turner stands under the canopy of his pontoon boat, named Bonnie Jean after his wife

As it turns out, however, the picture is far from ordinary.  In March 2008, a tornado in Georgia sent the photo flying 130 miles to the driveway of Denise Caudell’s home. The photo’s subject, Mike Turner, had been critically injured by the storm, and his wife Bonnie Jean had been killed.

Moved by the seemingly impossible circumstances under which the photo found its way into her hands, Caudell has promised to mail it back to the Turner family.

Although the story is extraordinary, there are a number of accounts of apparently lost objects finding their way back to their owners.

For example, it took 61 years for a man to be reunited with his childhood stamp collection. And after nearly 30 years, a man’s college class ring, lost during a visit with friends, was sent back to him.

Pets also seem to have a knack for finding their way home, even when faced with overwhelming odds.

February storms in Arkansas separated a dog from his family for approximately two weeks before he returned to his dog-house. And a cat implanted with a microchip turned up in a British animal shelter 60 miles from her home, a decade after she left.

Sometimes the found objects are quite large. A man who was devastated in 1969 when his car was stolen was equally surprised to have it returned in 2006.

Headline Link: ‘Tornado Blows Photo 130 Miles’

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