Posted by Don today in Burlington’s South End on Front Porch Forum. May we all be blessed with such a moral compass (I wonder what her name is?)…
While walking the dog at 5 AM this morning, my faithful canine alerted me to some green paper bunched on the sidewalk. Money. Lots of money. Clearly bar money as it was in mostly small denominations and bunched into a wad. Not enough to shift the fate of nations, but enough to put a smile on my face, a song in my heart, and to thank my precious pooch for its discovery.
Later the same morning, in a classic “should have kept my mouth shut” moment, I mentioned the aforementioned booty and its finally tally. The moral compass of our family reminded me of the difference in the value of this size stash to us in our financial state and that of its most likely loser, i.e., a staggering undergraduate returning from a night of debauchery on the town. Clearly to correct thing to do would be to offer said debaucher the opportunity to reclaim the lost stash.
With this in mind I offer the following challenge. Anyone who can correctly identify the street that the cash was found on, its approximate value, an approximation of the denominations of the bills, and the maiden name of my paternal grandmother and her country of origin can claim the money. Please reply by email at your earliest convenience.
Update. The above mentioned moral compass has informed me that the “paternal grandmother” part of the challenge was unfair and should be retracted.