Lost and Found

Lindsay and Precious

One month ago, while eating at Surrey’s, my wallet was mysteriously swiped from my table as I was reading the paper waiting for the waitress to collect the money for my bill. It was unbelievable because I never left the table. The wait staff helped me search the trash in case it had been accidentally bussed into the garbage. We looked everywhere.

On Monday, Blockbuster called me to say that a woman came in with my wallet and they gave me her phone number so I could call her. Indeed, this good samaritan, Lindsay, said her dog was in the far back end of her yard in the wooly wild area she forbids her to roam and Precious came out with my wallet! Over the phone, I imagined Lindsay’s dog to be a lab or something bigger but today when I met them, I was tickled to see this little doggie of good deeds.

I thanked Lindsay for following through to try to get my contact information and offered a reward but she’s just happy to have done this for me. While I already cancelled the credit cards, I was happy because my driver’s license, work ID and everything was still in the wallet except $20 in cash. I have had this wallet for at least ten years, it was a gift, and I am really happy to have it back along with some faith in knowing the good samaritan is alive and well. And there is a tiny little tooth hole in the wallet where Precious carried it in her mouth which will serve as a pleasant reminder.

2 Comments so far

  1. TBK (unregistered) on November 28th, 2007 @ 7:04 am

    Kudos to Lindsay and the ever precious Precious.

    This happened to us not long ago…Craig found some guys wallet right in front of our house.

    wallet contained drivers license and a state farm insurance card. Called state farm to inform them… got a call from lost wallet guy the next day. He was thrilled.

    and No we did not charge ransom.

  2. Jessica Mallard (unregistered) on December 7th, 2007 @ 11:17 am


    What a cute post! My husband actually lost his wallet yesterday (no joke) and we too are happy to know the good Samaritan is alive and well. Sometimes you just gotta have faith huh?

    I actually work for a marketing firm in Salt Lake City, and I enjoy reading this blog because it opens my eyes to an area of the US I have not yet been to. And with the storm, I enjoy hearing about the rebuilding efforts.

    Is there anyone on this blog that writes about the philanthropic efforts taking place there? Just wondering.

    Many thanks,


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