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chocco
02-02-04, 17:42
Lost Wallet Returned After 40 Years
Lost Wallet Returned to Swedish Man After 40 Years, With Rent Money Still in It

The Associated Press

STOCKHOLM, Sweden Feb. 2 A wallet lost by a Swedish teenager more than 40 years ago has been returned, complete with the cash its owner once considered a small fortune.
Gulli Wihlborg was 18 when she lost the red wallet while riding her bicycle in the southern Sweden town of Trelleborg in 1963, the Trelleborg Allehanda local newspaper reported Monday.

So after four decades, she was stunned to open an envelope last week and find that someone had anonymously sent her the long forgotten wallet.

"It's fantastic," Wihlborg told the newspaper.

She said the wallet contained old photographs and receipts, and even all the cash she remembered losing.

"It's exactly 45 kronor and 54 oere, ($6.17). That was a lot of money for me then. I was renting a furnished room for 90 kronor, so that was half my rent," she said. Adjusted for inflation, the amount of cash she lost would now be worth 412 kronor ($55.80).

The sender did not provide any clues about their identity, just a note that read: "Dear Gulli, you should never give up hope. Here's your wallet that was found on (the street) Oestersjoegatan many years ago. Greetings from Trelleborg!"

Now, Wihlborg just hopes the sender will come forward, so she can learn the rest of the story.

"It would be fun to know," she said. "You wonder why it hasn't been sent until now."
http://abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040202_472.html
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julialee
02-02-04, 21:33
I'm surprised the woman didn't have a heart attack :eek:
It's realy amazing that things like that turn up after so many years ;)

chocco
02-02-04, 21:40
Hi Jules http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Yeah, quite suprising for this to have happened after all that time. Wow!

BTW...Good choice on your new avatar, cool! :cool: http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

julialee
02-02-04, 21:45
Chocco http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif
I realy like it too, but it's not one I asked for it's out of the libarary (bad spelling :rolleyes: )
and I know that it's soon gonna get used by new members :(
I can't ask Elen to put my name on it as my 6 months is not up yet :(
So il'e enjoy it for now :D http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif :D

[ 02. February 2004, 21:45: Message edited by: jules ]

chocco
02-02-04, 21:51
I meant to ask....did you manage to get tr2 started? Hope you don't mind me asking.
I started it again the other day but this time on the pc, used to play tr on playstation. New for me to play games on here but I'm having fun and have got used to the controls for it now, enjoying it.
Just got to the Opera House. I don't spend much time on it so it'll take me ages to complete.
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julialee
02-02-04, 21:56
Yes I did get it srarted :D Running realy well.
My Son is playing it at the moment he is on The Deck.( with a walktrough at hand)
He is only 6yrs and 9 months old and he can do it all by himself (well nearly ;) )
He has got all the secrets but no medi packs or flares :rolleyes:
He had the mental age of a 10 yr old http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif
Have a hard time with him http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

chocco
02-02-04, 22:00
My eldest son was the same when I first played the tombraider games, he would work out what to do around the same age as your son.
Very clever some children aren't they.
Glad you managed to get it started.
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julialee
02-02-04, 22:03
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif Yep in win 98 compatibillity runs a treat ;)
The controlls are a little off though, but that doesn't stop him or me http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

andromeda_eats
03-02-04, 00:51
Hey girls http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif
Lucky her, I HATE losing my wallet. Hence the reason I dont have one anymore.

NatEcho
03-02-04, 00:53
Hmm, where did you find this story?? Even I haven't heard of it, and I live here! (um, there? whatever you say) :confused: