On the evening of Saturday, October 8, our car was broken into at the corner of Fort and St. Mary while we were attending a concert at Times Changed. The driver’s side window was smashed and my wife’s purse was stolen from the trunk.
This event left us both frantic about many missing items including the keys to our home, my wife’s identification and other valuables. I returned to the downtown area the next morning to see if I could find the stolen purse hoping it had been tossed soon after the break-in, but no such luck. That Sunday we changed our locks while my wife began the steps necessary to cancel credit cards and secure new copies of her driver’s licence, Manitoba Health card and other important documents.
Fortunately we were surprised less than a week later when my wife received a phone call from Agape Table saying one of the relief agency’s clients had turned in the purse after she found it discarded in a downtown park. The money and my wife’s cell phone were gone, but all else seemed to be untouched. If it weren’t for the honest action of this person we might never have recovered some of the stolen items.
Unfortunately we still don’t know the name of the woman who turned in the purse to Agape Table, but we are definitely donating to the agency and thank its clients and staff for teaching us a lesson about the good in some people no matter their desperate circumstance.
-- Neil Coligan