To the editor:
On the evening of Wednesday, March 15th, my wife and I were taking our daily walk through the back streets of our beautiful city when we witnessed a small bird of prey unsuccessfully trying to get a pigeon dinner. There was a real buzz overhead and I immediately grabbed my phone and went into the Merlin app and tried to identify the scammer. In the process, apparently my driver’s license and debit card flew out, not unlike those happy pigeons, out of my fanny pack to the ground or somewhere else. Of course, at that time we did not know anything and discovered the loss of things only when we returned home. The 45-minute return in our footsteps was unsuccessful. We called the bank, canceled the debit card and ordered a new one. Royal pain, sure, but no real damage. My wife thought that perhaps since I was “smart enough” to lose both my bank card and driver’s license together, whoever found them might check the address and be kind enough to mail them back. I said yes, of course, dear, but I was thinking about dreaming!
This morning, on a whim, I went to the mailbox just to look. There, in the magazine slot, were both items. Since there was no note (I would have thought something along the lines of “Here are your things, Einstein!”), I would like to take this opportunity to thank the anonymous Angel who took the time and effort to escort them to our apartment. . A small thing, by and large, but oh, what great things they can be. Faith in humanity restored? Maybe not restored, but definitely strengthened. And it remains for me to wait for the opportunity to repay this kindness in advance. I hope it happens today!
Mail Letter: The Santa Monica Angel first appeared in the Santa Monica Daily Press.