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    May 2005
    Florida's Treasure Coast

    Child Finds $1,300 in Thrift Store Book

    MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) -- Rhiannon Barnes may be the luckiest 15-month-old ever. Or maybe her baby sitter is the fortunate one. While playing with a thrift store book bought earlier in the day for 25 cents, Rhiannon uncovered $1,300 in cash stuck between the pages. Her baby sitter Sheila Laughridge said she only bought the book at Rhiannon's insistence and was surprised when the toddler found a brown paper bag full of $100s, $50s, $20s and $10s.

    Laughridge took the money, which dated as far back as the 1960s, to a local bank, where she received only $300 in exchange because most of the bills were in pieces. The rest of the tattered money was sent to the U.S. treasury department.


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    hipmamajen is offline I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft...
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    Aug 2006
    Wow! I'm going to look at those kids' books a little harder next time I'm down at the thrift shop
    Just thinkin' out loud....