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(NBC News)   Authorities have no leads when missing childrens' property simply turns up one day in Idaho   (nbcnews.com) divider line
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2021-11-29 6:43:27 AM  
I wonder how often such items are examined on a forensic level?
 
2021-11-29 6:45:41 AM  
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2021-11-29 6:45:57 AM  
Ghosts from that time either don't have internet or have no desire to use it. If they find a piece of entertainment they like, they clutch it for dear afterlife.
 
2021-11-29 6:48:15 AM  
CSB: When my grandmother passed she had a book checked out from a local library. I kept it and the library closed years later. These are the chronicles of an outlaw. I should have just stuck to cutting the tags off of mattresses
 
2021-11-29 6:51:22 AM  
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2021-11-29 6:53:07 AM  
I like the headline. Came for the forensics, left happy there weren't any.
 
2021-11-29 6:57:00 AM  
How do they know it belonged to a missing child?

FTA: the book tells the tale of girl who's verve inspires her aunts.

*cringe*
 
2021-11-29 7:10:40 AM  
"It would be great if we could find out what happened, but that said, sometimes there are just mysteries in history," Martin said.

I'm sure Netflix will soon make a series about the mystery.
 
2021-11-29 7:29:11 AM  
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2021-11-29 7:32:02 AM  

MBooda: How do they know it belonged to a missing child?

FTA: the book tells the tale of girl who's verve inspires her aunts.

*cringe*


Beat me to it, qdos.
 
2021-11-29 8:12:38 AM  

berylman: CSB: When my grandmother passed she had a book checked out from a local library. I kept it and the library closed years later. These are the chronicles of an outlaw. I should have just stuck to cutting the tags off of mattresses


I still have my Algebra book from 1979. It belongs to Oakville Senior High School. I tricked them into giving me my diploma with a promise to return the book. I lied. I've kept it all these years and they'll never get it back. I've been on the run for 42 years. I'm in contact now with a big Hollywood producer for the movie rights. This is a story that must be shared.
 
2021-11-29 8:18:04 AM  
Security video of the book being returned...

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2021-11-29 8:37:26 AM  

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Any word on if someone drew peepees and weewees in the book?
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2021-11-29 8:43:22 AM  

Hey Nurse!: I still have my Algebra book from 1979. It belongs to Oakville Senior High School. I tricked them into giving me my diploma with a promise to return the book. I lied. I've kept it all these years and they'll never get it back. I've been on the run for 42 years. I'm in contact now with a big Hollywood producer for the movie rights. This is a story that must be shared.


So at the finale of the movie, do you learn how to do algebra, and return triumphantly to your school, where your algebra teacher still teaches, and she weeps with joy, because you were the stupidest kid she had ever met?

But it's still a nice story, bro.
 
2021-11-29 8:49:51 AM  
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2021-11-29 10:02:23 AM  
Chances are the "story" is very dull: some girl checked it out and forgot to return it, and it has languished in some box in an attic (probably all this time since the book is in pretty good shape) and some great-grandchild found it during a property cleanup and decided to take it back.

It's hard to imagine there's much more to it than that.
 
2021-11-29 10:26:36 AM  
A mob will be along shortly to burn it.
 
2021-11-29 10:26:56 AM  

cryinoutloud: Hey Nurse!: I still have my Algebra book from 1979. It belongs to Oakville Senior High School. I tricked them into giving me my diploma with a promise to return the book. I lied. I've kept it all these years and they'll never get it back. I've been on the run for 42 years. I'm in contact now with a big Hollywood producer for the movie rights. This is a story that must be shared.

So at the finale of the movie, do you learn how to do algebra, and return triumphantly to your school, where your algebra teacher still teaches, and she weeps with joy, because you were the stupidest kid she had ever met?

But it's still a nice story, bro.


finale II, goes back to school, walks into the algebra class... berates the teacher for teaching worthless 'math' fantasy when they should be teaching the kids about the real world and things that actually matter and are useful in life.  teacher calls the cops, farker is escorted from the building, restraining order to never come within 1000 yards of the school... but the seed is planted... the kids begin to talk, begin protesting the curriculum of the school, eventually go on strike, stop going to 'public' school... and slowly all migrate to farker school... where they learn about auto repair and maintenance, fermentation, distilling, bread baking, bitcoin investing and the fine art of 'exotic dancing'.  and that is the origins of Fark University, now the most famous university in the world.
 
2021-11-29 10:34:46 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Chances are the "story" is very dull: some girl checked it out and forgot to return it, and it has languished in some box in an attic (probably all this time since the book is in pretty good shape) and some great-grandchild found it during a property cleanup and decided to take it back.

It's hard to imagine there's much more to it than that.


Yeah, they should know who checked it out.  If possible, find out who the descendants of that person are and look for one who recently died and lived in the area.  That's who probably had the book in a box or on a shelf for decades, and after the death the family started getting rid of stuff.
 
2021-11-29 11:19:25 AM  
Does anyone even use Cutter numbers any more?
 
2021-11-29 11:48:10 AM  
"I don't think anybody here has seen a book"  That's Idaho for you.
 
2021-11-29 11:58:00 AM  

smokewon: I like the headline. Came for the forensics, left happy there weren't any.


Definitely the first time I've pulled off that trick with the apostrophe since the time I helped my uncle Jack off a horse.
 
2021-11-29 12:20:32 PM  
I remember when we signed the front of the book to check it out.  So you knew who was reading it.
 
2021-11-29 5:55:37 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Chances are the "story" is very dull: some girl checked it out and forgot to return it, and it has languished in some box in an attic (probably all this time since the book is in pretty good shape) and some great-grandchild found it during a property cleanup and decided to take it back.

It's hard to imagine there's much more to it than that.


That's exactly my thought, also.  Lots of things get found cleaning up an estate.  Library book, take it to the library.  If you can't find the right library or it's not practical to get it to the right library take it to the closest library.  Inter-library loan is a thing, libraries know how to get books to other libraries, I would assume a book tossed into the return bin of any substantial library would make it home to any library in the country.
 
2021-11-29 7:20:51 PM  

covfefe: smokewon: I like the headline. Came for the forensics, left happy there weren't any.

Definitely the first time I've pulled off that trick with the apostrophe since the time I helped my uncle Jack off a horse.


Well I'm glad I brought that up: 0
 
2021-11-29 9:04:36 PM  

Pershing123: Does anyone even use Cutter numbers any more?


Maybe.
 
2021-11-29 9:31:09 PM  

MBooda: Pershing123: Does anyone even use Cutter numbers any more?

Maybe.


OMG this might actually inspire me to make a new geocache!
 
2021-11-30 10:30:57 AM  
Being Idaho, NOBODY picked up that book for 111 years. Because book-learnin is fer fancy pants, big city folk!!!
 
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