While renovating the Talent Factory Theater in Nevada, Iowa, Larry Sloan and his wife found an old wallet lodged in the floorboards.
Inside the plastic wallet were some generations-old clues to its age and owner’s identity: a 1944 pocket calendar, ration stamps, old faded photos, a handwritten emergency contact card — and a Boy Scout membership card.
The well-worn membership card looks like the one below, which has a copyright date of 1939. So it makes sense that a Boy Scout in 1944 would carry that version of the tri-fold card.
Sloan tracked down the wallet’s owner: 85-year-old Clare McIntosh, who initially assumed Sloan had the wrong guy.
“He said, ‘Well, I haven’t lost my wallet,'” Sloan said.
McIntosh “thought at first it must be some sort of a joke,” he said.
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What’s in your wallet?
This cool story got me thinking about the Scouting-related items we carry in our wallets today.
For me, it’s my Boy Scout membership card and BSA business card.
What about you?