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An Israeli woman, who has a fear of banks, claims she accidentally threw nearly one million dollars into the trash. The woman told reporters that she bought her elderly mother a new mattress as a surprise present. After she replaced the old one, she remembered that her life savings, nearly one million dollars in US and Israeli currency, was hidden inside. She rushed to the curb, but the garbage collectors had already come by. The woman, who asked not to be identified said, “I woke up in the morning screaming, when it hit me what happened. It was all my money I the world.”

Yitzhak Borba, the manager of the dump said the woman came to him “totally desperate.” He allowed her to dig through the piles of garbage but said the mattress would be hard to find among the 2,500 tons of garbage that arrive every day. Borba posted extra security to keep treasure hunters away.

--Woman claims Loss of $1 Million Mattress, http://www.examiner.com/a-2061607Israeli_woman_mistakenly_junks__1_million_mattress.html?cid=rss-Strange ; June 10, 2009, Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

Matthew 6:19-21 (MaceNT) “Lay not up for your selves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. 20 but lay up for your selves treasures in heaven, where there is neither moth, nor rust, nor corruption, nor thieves, nor violence to molest you. 21 for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

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