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Lost family treasures, be careful not to be taken advantage of

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To the editor:

About two weeks ago, I wrote a letter in which I indicated that due to rushing into things after my wife passed away and not thinking clearly, I had neglected to clean out a jewelry cabinet that I put up for auction.

I asked that the person that bought the cabinet please return the items that were in the cabinet. To make it easier for them, I gave my email address, my telephone number and my street address.

I never heard a word from anyone, which made me believe one of two things. Either they didnít read my letter, or they are naturally dishonest. In this situation, I believe the latter to be true since they have had at least eight months to return these items to the auctioneer, or to at least try to find the original owner.

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I guess the outcome of this whole situation is as everyone says, take you time doing things after a major event, as in my case, the loss of a spouse. If you donít, there will be someone waiting to take advantage of you.

John W. Hart

[Posted March 23, 2017]

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