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A Lost Purse From 1957 Found Inside Ohio School Wall 63 Years Later (Photos) by WriterNig: 1:20am On Feb 18
The mystery of the contents of a purse found in the space between a locker and a wall in an Ohio middle school have been revealed.

The red purse covered in dust was discovered last year by Chas Pyle, a custodian at North Canton Middle School, when he was reattaching the trim between the lockers and the wall. The school district in North Canton, Ohio, posted images of the long-lost purse, trying to find its owner.

After some investigating the school learned it had belonged to former student Patti Rumfola, who lost it in 1957. Rumfola passed away in 2013, but the school was able to connect with her children.

"Patti's five children were together for a family gathering in the fall where they opened the purse to have a glimpse into their mother's life as a teenager at Hoover High School," said the school's post on Facebook.

The contents of the woman's clutch were revealed on social media by the school Thursday, offering a glimpse into the life of an American teenager in the 50's. Like many women, Rumfola carried around a comb and some makeup, including powder and lipstick in the shade of "pastel pink."

The purse also contained her membership cards to the local public library, YMCA and American Junior Red Cross. There also were several black-and-white photos of what appears to be family and friends as well as a dog, one dating back to 1950.

"Patti. Good luck to a swell girl and friend. Bonnie" is inscribed on one of the photos.

She even had a high school football schedule from 1956, showing where she had marked off some the games.

Rumfola's purse also held 26 cents, which became special mementos for her children.

"Each of her five children kept one of the wheat pennies as a token of remembrance of their mom," said the school district.

Rumfola graduated from the school district in 1960 and went on to have a career as a teacher. She married John G. Michele in 1980 and he preceded her in death, according to her obituary.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/02/16/us/purse-found-ohio-school-wall-trnd/index.html

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Re: A Lost Purse From 1957 Found Inside Ohio School Wall 63 Years Later (Photos) by WriterNig: 1:20am On Feb 18
Some contents of the purse

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Re: A Lost Purse From 1957 Found Inside Ohio School Wall 63 Years Later (Photos) by ruggedtimi(m): 1:33am On Feb 18
wow... All these stuffs inside one purse. Trust whites to auction the contents and the purse Asap for a ridiculous price.

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Re: A Lost Purse From 1957 Found Inside Ohio School Wall 63 Years Later (Photos) by Bonebreaker(m): 1:34am On Feb 18
This is really amazing

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Re: A Lost Purse From 1957 Found Inside Ohio School Wall 63 Years Later (Photos) by Yustash001(m): 2:45am On Feb 18
Wow!!!

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Re: A Lost Purse From 1957 Found Inside Ohio School Wall 63 Years Later (Photos) by Onyenna(m): 3:36am On Feb 18
Amazing!

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Re: A Lost Purse From 1957 Found Inside Ohio School Wall 63 Years Later (Photos) by boss1310(m): 3:48am On Feb 18
I wish she was alive to see this

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Re: A Lost Purse From 1957 Found Inside Ohio School Wall 63 Years Later (Photos) by princeade86(m): 4:17am On Feb 18
They should auction it jo.

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Re: A Lost Purse From 1957 Found Inside Ohio School Wall 63 Years Later (Photos) by hisgrace090: 4:19am On Feb 18
boss1310:
I wish she was alive to see this




INDEED!!!

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Re: A Lost Purse From 1957 Found Inside Ohio School Wall 63 Years Later (Photos) by cutiechinny(f): 4:21am On Feb 18
boss1310:
I wish she was alive to see this
Me too embarassed

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Re: A Lost Purse From 1957 Found Inside Ohio School Wall 63 Years Later (Photos) by Bluntguy: 4:40am On Feb 18
She must have been devastated by the loss then. But Omo, that 1950 dog face really catch me o. Lol.

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Re: A Lost Purse From 1957 Found Inside Ohio School Wall 63 Years Later (Photos) by crackhouse(m): 4:51am On Feb 18
Wow...

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Re: A Lost Purse From 1957 Found Inside Ohio School Wall 63 Years Later (Photos) by sisisioge: 5:11am On Feb 18
Hmmmm...we are time passing...may God help us live right.

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Re: A Lost Purse From 1957 Found Inside Ohio School Wall 63 Years Later (Photos) by OKUCHI11(m): 5:30am On Feb 18
if to say na NYSC MEMBER...PURSE... condoms and man power dem go de see.

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Re: A Lost Purse From 1957 Found Inside Ohio School Wall 63 Years Later (Photos) by cassidy1996(m): 5:59am On Feb 18
i love history

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Re: A Lost Purse From 1957 Found Inside Ohio School Wall 63 Years Later (Photos) by Libkid(m): 6:11am On Feb 18
IamD18:
Look at the content of a white woman's purse.

Try open a Nigerian woman's pure. You'll keep seeing things like...

Tissue, pad, spare pant, female condom, makeup kits, nail, agbalumo seed, cucumber, candle, condemned charger, Old 20Naira note, rusted ear rings and all sorts of rubbish.

Some dey even carry shaving bic dey waka around incase they see opportunity to fvck for money, dem go enter bathroom go shave come out dey shine teeth like goat wey dem cut em head.

Tufiakwa!!!
fear God brethren!!!
agbalumo seed and shaving BIC

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Re: A Lost Purse From 1957 Found Inside Ohio School Wall 63 Years Later (Photos) by Zimri(m): 6:31am On Feb 18
Up for auction cool cool

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Re: A Lost Purse From 1957 Found Inside Ohio School Wall 63 Years Later (Photos) by LosC: 6:57am On Feb 18
IamD18 , see eeh. This is Early morning oo..

Lolzz... The "tufiakwa" got me

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