“It’s the Only Way I Know How to Be”

In September 2013, an 81-year-old woman who wishes to remain anonymous discovered that someone had forgotten her blazer and left it at the county-sponsored senior center on South Branch Road in Hillsborough, New Jersey. She went through the blazer pockets and found a bank debit card, 25 $20 bills ($500), and a man’s wedding ring with a diamond setting. She then handed in everything to center director Renee Moody, who recognized the name on the bank debit card. The name was that of a 94-year-old woman who goes to the center. Ms. Moody called the woman’s son, who said that his ring had been missing for months. Chances are, it and the other items had been in the blazer pockets since spring. The woman’s son picked the blazer and the items that had been in the pockets. Ms. Moody praised the 81-year-old woman who had handed in the items: “I told her what a wonderful thing she did. A lot of people would have put the items in their pocket and nobody would have been the wiser.” The 81-year-old woman replied to her, “It’s the only way I know how to be.”

For Further Information: “HILLSBOROUGH: Good deeds still happen these days: Woman turns in money, ring she found in jacket at senior center.” Centraljersey.com. 25 September 2013


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