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A School Found A Purse That Was Lost Back In The 50s, And It’s Like A Time Capsule For People Of The Generation
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A School Found A Purse That Was Lost Back In The 50s, And It’s Like A Time Capsule For People Of The Generation

Last spring, someone at North Canton Middle School stumbled upon an impressive artifact. Crammed in the corner of the wall next to a locker, there was a small, red purse covered in dust and spiderwebs. Upon closer inspection, the lucky finder realized that the purse belonged to a young lady named Patti Rumfola. According to the vintage things in her purse, Patti, who may have gone to school in the 1950s or 1960s, was around 14 years old at the time that she lost her precious belongings.

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Last year, someone at North Canton Middle School found a mysterious bag that belonged to a teenager named Patti Rumfola

When this time capsule was first posted on North Canton City Schools’ Facebook page, the interesting photos gathered lots of attention.

People were eager to find the owner of the purse, which went missing 60 years ago. And they did. Sadly, Patti passed away in 2013, but her five children loved getting a glimpse into their mother’s life.

Patti was around 14 years old when she lost her bag

Not much more is known about the teenager who lost her purse, but with so many people taking an interest, the school decided to share her eulogy.

The bag was found crammed between a wall and a locker more than 60 years after it was lost

According to it, Patti was born in 1942 and spent her life working as a teacher. The woman was married and had 5 children. Patti died at the age of 71.

Even though people helped to track down Patti’s family, they found out that she died back in 2013

Patti died at the age of 71 after working as a teacher in Annapolis, Maryland for years

The purse contained various snippets of Patti’s life, such as library cards, tickets, photos, and makeup

“She enjoyed the Ladies of the Lake and her book and quilting clubs,” her obituary said

The coins that were left in her purse were split between her 5 children

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boredkoala
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thanks to the family for sharing this with the world! What a charming time capsule.

MacDudu
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

People often had such exquisite handwriting back then, they really took pride in it.

Andrea Careless
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I remember having to write "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs." Over and over. My writing wasn't great back then, but my mother told me that smart people didn't have good hand writing lol. She had bad hand writing ... hmmmm. ;-)

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Alsie Scofield
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This was wonderful to see! Many thanks for this...yet I’m wondering just how this purse was lost.

Bobby's Girl
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Me too! I'm thinking it was pinched and hidden there as a joke, maybe a last day of High School prank. I had such "friends" in High School. I also wonder how it sat there for 60 years. Does no one clean?

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boredkoala
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thanks to the family for sharing this with the world! What a charming time capsule.

MacDudu
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

People often had such exquisite handwriting back then, they really took pride in it.

Andrea Careless
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I remember having to write "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs." Over and over. My writing wasn't great back then, but my mother told me that smart people didn't have good hand writing lol. She had bad hand writing ... hmmmm. ;-)

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Alsie Scofield
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This was wonderful to see! Many thanks for this...yet I’m wondering just how this purse was lost.

Bobby's Girl
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Me too! I'm thinking it was pinched and hidden there as a joke, maybe a last day of High School prank. I had such "friends" in High School. I also wonder how it sat there for 60 years. Does no one clean?

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