Roofer reunited with lost wallet after 44 years

Harold Hamp was putting a roof on a home in Alma in 1968 when he lost his wallet. It was found 44 years later by another man re-roofing the same house.
AP Wire
Oct 28, 2012


Casey Morgan said he spied the wallet buried in attic insulation.

It appears the wallet fell from Hamp's pocket and tumbled between roofing boards into the attic, where it rested for more than four decades.

Morgan's boss, Terry Thelen, later tracked down Hamp's name through an Alma telephone book and reached his son.

Now 78, Hamp said, "We got back all of the pictures, and several of the bills in it were silver certificates." The wallet also held other papers and $23 in currency.


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