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Old 07-08-11, 06:31 PM   #1
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Good deed gets me in a really creepy situation

I found a drivers license last week on the local MUP. I was going to mail it back but since I didn't get around to it, I decided today to take a ride to deliver it in person. (According to Google it was a little over 11 miles round trip.)

So I get to the house and an older women, obviously not the one on the drivers license, answers the door. I told her I had found this drivers license, and she just looked at me in shock. Then she said that was her daughter who had died 3 years ago.

I just stood there blinking. She said her grand-daughter must have been carrying the drivers license and dropped it. I stammered that I was sorry for her loss. She took the license and shut the door. I stood there blinking some more, then headed home.

Weird.

(To keep this on topic, this was my first ride with my new bike computer. My avg speed was 9.7 mph, max of 20.8 mph, distance 11.13, time 1 hour 8 minutes. This is the farthest I've ever ridden without stopping to rest. Yay me!)
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Old 07-08-11, 08:05 PM   #2
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Odd coincidence, I just heard the song "Laurie" on the oldies station a couple of days ago. Creepy for you, but I'm sure it will be heartwarming for the granddaughter, who will get her mom's picture back!
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Old 07-08-11, 09:13 PM   #3
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Old 07-08-11, 09:16 PM   #4
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Whoooooo! That is creepy! I'll bet you'll be thinking of that for weeks!
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Good for you, your deed and your new distance
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Old 07-09-11, 05:59 AM   #6
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I didn't even have to hear Dickie Lee's "Laurie" on the radio like GoGranny did - it was the first thing that popped into my head when I read your story.
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Old 07-09-11, 08:55 AM   #7
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It's like an opening scene in some creepy movie.

...Return the next day to find out the address is a tumbledown old house that hasn't been lived in for a hundred years...

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Old 07-09-11, 08:59 AM   #8
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Great deed done on your part. Hope it comes back to you. Cheers!
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Old 07-09-11, 09:56 AM   #9
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Since you rode there all is ok. Don't believe I'd drive 11 miles to return. Laurie doesn't compute with me. I'm thinking grand daughter used for access to over 21 functions and/or purchases.
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We used to look for lost items in a stream with diving masks. People would slide on the smooth rocks with their hands behind them and because of the cold water thier fingers would shrink and rings would come off. We found a class ring with initials on it one time. We got a year book from that school and found whose it was. We found them in the telephone directory (this was looooong before the internet mind you, so this was quite an effort). We called the person and made arrangements to meet them. We rode our bikes over and gave the ring to the young girl and got a very half-baked "thanks".
We just about left with the ring because of the response by this ungrateful #$%#%#. Sometimes it just doesn't pay to be nice.
But good for you for doing the right thing.
But we did pawn quite a few we for some decent $$.

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I found a drivers license last week on the local MUP.
That's strange. What condition was it in? You'd think that in that amount of time (at least three years) that it would have been buried under leaf litter and then under newly formed soil.
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Steven King could make a great story out of that.
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I didn't even have to hear Dickie Lee's "Laurie" on the radio like GoGranny did - it was the first thing that popped into my head when I read your story.
Thanks for the reference, Craig; I was like, Laurie? Who the heck is Laurie...I didn't read about no Laurie?.....

Meet Laurie
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^^ It's really a pretty bad song, as were most of the other examples of the "teenage death song" genre.
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It's like an opening scene in some creepy movie.

...Return the next day to find out the address is a tumbledown old house that hasn't been lived in for a hundred years...
You should get to writing immediately. Sounds like a new episode of Twilight Zone.
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^^ It's really a pretty bad song, as were most of the other examples of the "teenage death song" genre.
Thanks to t4mv's link, I agree - had never heard that song.
Did you know: Writer of Teen Angel died recently.
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That's strange. What condition was it in? You'd think that in that amount of time (at least three years) that it would have been buried under leaf litter and then under newly formed soil.
The license was clean and shiny and right on the path. It had obviously just been dropped recently.
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That is eery but I'm sure the family appreciates your effort to return the license.
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Thanks to t4mv's link, I agree - had never heard that song.
Did you know: Writer of Teen Angel died recently.
I never heard that song either.

As weird as this was for me, I keep thinking how painful it must have been for her mother who answered the door.

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I never head that song either.

As weird as this was for me, I keep thinking how painful it must have been for her mother who answered the door.
"You're wrong, son, you weren't with my daughter./How could you be so cruel to come to me this way?"

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The license was clean and shiny and right on the path. It had obviously just been dropped recently.
I see; I misread your op.
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It's like an opening scene in some creepy movie.

...Return the next day to find out the address is a tumbledown old house that hasn't been lived in for a hundred years...
Or the ghost of a woman who rides the MUP. (I hope I get to do that after I die .
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Steven King could make a great story out of that.
Anybody remember the Twilight Zone?
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Twilight Zone was like the '60s, if you remembered it then you weren't there, you were in the 5th dimension.
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Anybody remember the Twilight Zone?
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