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Clarence Van Dyken remembers several things about 1959. Gas was twenty-five cents a gallon, and he earned $50 a week. That was also the year that he lost his wallet. As time passed, he never thought he would see it again, and life went on. Recently Van Dyken’s lost wallet was returned after the person who bought his old house found it while repairing flood damage to a bathroom wall. Aron Schut was working on the bathroom wall and started sweeping up the old insulation. Wrapped up inside was an old wallet. When Schut opened it, he found an ID and recognized the name. He contacted Van Dyken’s son and was able to return the wallet. When he got the wallet back, Van Dyken thumbed through a couple of old pictures, two one dollar bills, and a receipt for a $16 car repair. Van Dyken said the trip down memory lane was worth the two dollars he had misplaced. He added, ”I never thought I would see that beaut again.”—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

Missing Wallet Returned 54 Years Later, By Dave Spencer, http://fox17online.com/2013/07/10/missing-wallet-returned-54-years-later/?hpt=us_bn9#axzz2YkJUywUe, Accessed, July 10, 2013.

Luke 15:8-9 (CEV) (8) Jesus told the people another story: What will a woman do if she has ten silver coins and loses one of them? Won't she light a lamp, sweep the floor, and look carefully until she finds it? (9) Then she will call in her friends and neighbors and say, "Let's celebrate! I've found the coin I lost."

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