There’s a special kind of panic that comes from realizing you may have misplaced your wallet. You rifle through your pockets in fear, come up empty, and reality suddenly sets in. Short of a miracle, you’re going to have to cancel all your cards and replace your ID.

But what happens when your wallet is found long after it was lost? That’s what the owner of the Talent Factory Theater in Nevada, Iowa, had to ask when he uncovered a wallet that was discovered 71 years too late.

To think there was a time when Clare McIntosh’s family could be reached by simply dialing “8.” It’s amazing that he was still very much alive after seven decades, and lived close enough to retrieve his long-lost possession!

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