Feelin’ lucky?

Last June, Marcie Callawaert was going to go out on the lake for a spin in their boat. “Where we live, we don’t have a dock and we have to canoe to our anchor buoy where the boat is,” she told the Westerly News. “I had my wallet in an unzipped pocket of my backpack, I had forgotten to zip it. When I went to hop into the boat from the canoe, I heard a splash, but I just assumed it was the way the water was splashing between the boats and I didn’t think anything of it.” Unfortunately she dropped her wallet into the drink. It wasn’t a lot of money, but it was some money. They scraped around on the bottom but could not find the wallet. “It was pure panic,” she said. Marcie returned to the area and started combing the beach, hoping it had washed up on shore. She texted neighbors asking them to watch out for her dark green wallet — a tough color to spot among the green ocean waters and natural colors of a beach. On the next low tide, she snorkeled around where it had fallen to search for it. She shared her story on social media, telling folks about her efforts and snorkeling. The longer the wallet was gone the more she wanted to get it back, they even hired a scuba diver to go down with a flashlight, but he could not come up with it either.

Last week Marcie was walking her dogs along the beach again and she looked down. Among the debris that had washed up with the tide she saw her own long-lost wallet. Her heart skipped a beat. “I literally stopped in my tracks,” Marcie said in an interview with CBC News. It was her wallet, one she’d lost eight months earlier, filled with bank cards, licenses, and money. “I knew right away.” She said the wallet, cash, cards and ID are still in remarkably good condition after showing up on the beach. “The only damage is that the zipper was corroded,” she said. “I had a feeling it was going to happen all along … but I have been looking for eight months.” “For it to finally happen was indescribable.”

Cleanliness pays

It’s a lucky thing Lucas Swarthout likes a clean car. The Nebraska man was cleaning out his glove compartment earlier this month when he found a forgotten Nebraska Lottery scratch off ticket. “I was looking for the VIN number on my other vehicle and found the old ticket in there, unscratched.” It was a ticket in the Nebraska Lottery’s $2 Truck$ & Buck$ scratch game. Swarthout bought the ticket at a local convenience store early last fall, stuck it in his glove box — and then forgot all about it. When he scratched off the ticket — it was a winner. Lucas had won the top prize: a 2023 Ford F-150 XLT 4×4 Crew Cab Flex Fuel truck. He said he wasn’t sure if he was going to keep the prize truck until he learned that the Nebraska lottery takes care of the taxes and registration fees for the vehicle. He just drives away with a licensed truck ready to go with no fees. “That just makes it better,” Lucas said.

Good luck smiles

Luck of the Jews: Means waking around the desert middle east for 40 years and settling in the only place with no oil.

I get enough exercise just pushing my luck.

It’s been said that bird droppings on the shoulder is good luck…
That’s crap.

Did you ever hear about the Lucky Charms leprechaun’s evil twin?
He was tragically malicious.

February 19th Birthdays

1985 – Ariel Kebbel, 1985 – Haylie Duff, 1993 – Victoria Justice, 1952 – Amy Tan

1940 – Smokey Robinson,  1997 – Joe Maw, 2001 – David Mazouz, 1924 – Lee Marvin

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