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The saga of a lost wallet and good deed

I recently visited a friend in Grass Valley where I experienced something that seems to happen so infrequently in these modern times.

My friend and I stopped at Cedar Ridge Country Store where I ran in to quickly purchase a lottery ticket. I filled out the form and went up to the counter to pay, when I realized that my wallet was not in my handbag. Frantic, I borrowed some money from my friend to pay for the tickets, rushed home to start the arduous task of calling all the places I stopped at, followed by calling and canceling all my credit cards.

No luck with the wallet, but when I arrived home in Marin County, I received a call on my business line from Harpal Singh, the owner of Cedar Ridge Country Store, to tell me he had my wallet. He had found a business card in my wallet which I had apparently left at the lottery ticket stand. My friend arranged to pick up my wallet and offered him a reward on my behalf, which he vehemently refused to take!



I would like the Grass Valley community to know what upstanding citizens they have in their midst, and that it is people like this that makes our country a better place in which to live!

As for the lottery – I consider myself a winner!




Rene Matthew

Marin County


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