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Have you ever gotten anything back that you lost while traveling?

Oct 23rd, 2003, 08:48 PM
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I left my travel feather pillow on the bed at the Villa Gallici in Provence. I called them on my way to Menerbes, thinking I could go back and get it, but they said housekeeping hadn't found it. I asked them to check again,because it was in a pink pillow case and would be hard to miss! I really didn't expect to get it back, but I when got home from vacation, they had already mailed it back to me. They never charged me for the postage. Nice folks!
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Oct 23rd, 2003, 10:19 PM
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Some lucky folks here, getting your wallets, etc back. Cool!

Anyone else?
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Oct 24th, 2003, 12:27 AM
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Two years ago I lost my purse on the subway in Berlin. I thought it was gone forever and chalked it up to carelessness, etc. Much to my surprise, a man was kind enough to return the purse to me approx. 1 month later. (It was sent first to the U.S. Embassy there, then forwarded on to me - hence the delay). I was most grateful to receive it and was touched by the actions of a kind stranger.
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Oct 24th, 2003, 01:50 AM
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Mostly my husband looses things cause he gets to sleepy on public transportation. His coat, our daypack with my glasses and camera in it. That was a blury trip. I had to use my prescription sun glasses to see the meuseums and castles. Climbing the stairs was fun in not well lighted unevenly stepped stairwells. They don't get stolen, he just forgets them. He once was taking a picture of a lake and the big and expensive camera part was lost in a swamp, with aligators. Another time he had my camping knife, with it's special matching holder and belt made just for me and my small hands. Did he have it on the belt, not, well it fell out of the boat he was in when it hit a wave.

Once I lost a very old deck of cards while camping in a wilderness area. Very special ones to my family. About 10 years latter it came back. An old friend, who just happened to go to the same place at another time, saw them and knew they were mine. She had no idea how to contact me, but just it happened that we took the same class at a local college. That was about 30 years ago. I still have them.
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Oct 24th, 2003, 06:41 AM
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The story about the cards is amazing. I wonder if anyone else can top 10 years between the date of loss and the date of return?
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