Woman reunited with purse she lost in 1954

Workers in Jeffersonville, Indiana were demolishing an old high school to make room for a new elementary school when they found a one-of-a-kind time capsule. Behind some sold cabinets in a classroom, they discovered a purse from the 1950s that had been lost. The black stitched purse contains a wallet with ID and Social Security card, photos, newspaper clippings dated 1954, lipstick, mirror, basketball schedule, Juicy Fruit gum wrappers and other items. "It is fully intact," Erin Bojorquez, GCCS public information officer, said. "There's even a letter in there where someone asked her to prom. It is really neat."

The purse belonged toMartha Everett, who lost it when she was still Martha Ina Ingham more than six decades ago while a senior at the school in 1955. A spokeswoman for Greater Clark County Schools says the district was able to track down Everett, who is now 82, “thanks to the power of social media.” A relative of hers saw aFacebook postand now she’s getting her long-lost bag and mementos back after all these years.

 
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