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SERIES: Lost Purse Part 1

October 20th, 2008 at 05:27 am

This is a series about a certain purse owned by the Sangl Family. Unlike every other series I have written, I am NOT excited to be writing this one.

Part 1 - The Loss
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Twitter, you know that Jenn and I traveled to southern Illinois recently to celebrate her grandfather's 90th birthday party. It was a wonderful trip. Her grandfather is a real-life WWII and Korean War hero. He was machine gunned down in WWII in the Battle of the Bulge and fought in the Koren War too. He is an amazing man, and it was our honor to attend his birthday party.

Anyway, we headed home on Sunday. It was about a nine hour drive home. We stopped and grabbed some lunch at a McDonald's just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. We then stopped one more time for some gas. As we arrived home at around 8PM on Sunday evening, I told Jenn that it would be great to grab some Chinese food.

Jenn said, "No problem. I will unload the car while you go pick it up. Let me get you some cash for the food."

She reached down to grab her purse, and the feeling of dread set in. She immediately knew that it was not in the car and that it had to be at the McDonald's that we had stopped at nearly SIX HOURS ago.

Panic might be an understatement. Many of our cash envelopes were in the purse. It also contained debit cards, checks, an iPod, and a lot of other stuff. Frankly, I could not believe everything that Jenn said was in that purse. Ladies who read this blog - HOW do you fit all of that stuff in your purses?????

So ... what do you do when you lose your purse?

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3 Responses to “SERIES: Lost Purse Part 1”

  1. whitestripe Says:

    do you mean a handbag? cause all i can fit in my purse is my money and cards. but in my handbag i fit: my purse, deodorant, eyeliner, mascara, my ipod, my camera, a notebook, various pens, keys, lip balm, nurofen, naprogesic, a mirror...

    it just fits! there's no way to explain it. Smile
    also - i know many people have control issues with credit cards - but if you don't - this is one of many reasons why i use them and have hardly any cash in my wallet at most times.

  2. mom-from-missouri Says:

    Ileft mine out of state once, and I knew where it was. I called the hotel manager and they agreed to overnight it to me after I faxed them a written request and made sure my signature matched what was on my drivers license (which they had). Luckly all was there when it arrived except the cash. The manager had removed the cash, and replaced it with a check for the same amount from the hotel. (it was our vacation money, a couple thousand). He was afraid the cash may disappear on the way.

  3. HELPmeFind Says:

    There is nothing you can do. You have to cancel your credit and debit cards. Good luck remembering all of them.
    You have to get another license, and without ID, that can be difficult.
    You don't get your children's pictures back, nor do you get anything else that you couldn't replace if you wanted.
    You can always get a new purse, and new money to put into it. Be thankful that you were just forgetful and left it, rather that it being taken from you.

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