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Letter: Thanks for returning billfold at Mountain Fair

I am writing to thank the person or persons who found my daughter’s billfold at Mountain Fair and returned it, with all the cash inside, on July 25.

We live in Easton, Pennsylvania, and my daughter travels to Carbondale each summer to spend several weeks with her grandmother. If we are lucky, my husband and I are able to join her for part of that visit. We always look forward to our visits to the Roaring Fork Valley, which is such a pleasant change of pace from our daily lives out East. Mountain Fair is a particularly bright spot in our visits.

This year, it started on my daughter’s 11th birthday. She brought over $100, part of the money she had earned since the beginning of this year, to spend at the fair. She was devastated when she lost her “Iron Pigs” billfold with all of her money inside. She reported the missing billfold, but did not hold much hope for its return. When she called that evening to give us the sad news, I told her that she was in Carbondale, not Easton, and so it was more likely than not that someone would find the wallet and return it.

I was therefore not surprised when she called me on Saturday morning to advise that this is exactly what happened. I was so moved by your honesty I had to reach out to thank you, and so I hope this letter finds you, wherever you are. Thank you for making an 11-year-old girl very happy, and for reinforcing her family’s faith in the goodness of people. We will all definitely “pay it forward.”

Gillian Shipman

Easton, Pennsylvania


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