On 17 September 2013, I found four large framed certificates and diplomas at a thrift shop called City Thrift. They all once belonged to the parents of a New York man named Richard and I later found out, from him, that he had believed them all to be in storage!
Since these items were quite heavy, he (luckily) offered to pay to have them shipped home using The UPS Store. I guess he was happy to have them back, safe at home. I did not hear anything from him after that.
Returned on 27 September 2013.
I found these dog tags on eBay.com in 2013. I was able to find the owner by contacting the funeral home that handled Elvin’s funeral. It turned out that not only did the owner of the funeral home in Jackson, Missouri know Elvin’s son Mark, but Mark worked just across the street from him! So he gave me his work address, I packed the dog tags in a nice little white box, and mailed them to him on 9 September 2013.
A little over a month letter, I received a sweet letter from Mark thanking me for returning his father’s dog tags. That’s always the best part. I will treasure this letter forever.