Tom Stevens, an worker serving to to revive an previous movie show in Ventura, California, discovered a pockets in a crawl area that was full of all types of twentieth century relics, together with a $5 Grateful Useless live performance ticket from 1973, poetry, classic pictures, and a California driver’s license with a 1976 expiration date. The license belonged to somebody named Colleen Distin, which gave Stevens an excellent clue to start out his seek for the pockets’s unique proprietor.
He posted a message on the theater’s Fb web page: “Does anybody know Colleen Distin? Whereas performing some upkeep we have now discovered her pockets. There are a bunch of images of individuals, and they’re tremendous cool from that period additionally. Somebody might want them. So if you’re, or if you understand Colleen, drop us a line and we may have it right here for you!”
The message unfold quick, and Distin, who nonetheless lives in Ventura County, quickly obtained wind of it.
Distin, who grew up in Ventura and stays a resident, stated she heard from lots of people on-line and obtained a name concerning the submit on social media. She responded Might 25, a few hours after the posting, that the pockets was hers.
Distin on Friday went to choose up the crimson pockets, now brownish with age, and stated it was like opening a “time capsule.”
Distin stated she misplaced the pockets in 1975, when she was in her early 20s, at what was then a movie show.
Distin stated it will need to have fallen by way of a gap in her purse, which she had positioned on the theater ground. On the time, her pockets held a $200 test and household pictures.
“I keep in mind calling the following day after I realized it was gone. They stated nobody discovered it, however to name again, which I did,” Distin stated.
“I am shaking,” Distin advised KCAL-TV as she regarded by way of the pockets. … “It is actually fantastic.”