Windfall hidden in Florida widow’s home movies

The Associated Press
Posted Aug. 05, 2012, at 2:37 p.m.

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. — Reviewing old home movies proved to be a richer experience than one southwest Florida woman expected.

Evelyn Weiner hadn’t seen the 16mm movies in the dusty metal canister for at least 60 years. After a niece suggested getting the film transferred to DVDs, the 90-year-old Englewood woman dropped off the canister at a Walmart.

Ten days later, the manager of operations at YesVideo called Weiner to tell her that $3,100 in cash had been found in the canister, and they wanted to send it back to her.

Weiner tells the Sarasota Herald-Tribune that her husband must have hidden the $100 bills without her knowing. The couple had been saving for a trip to Israel after he retired in 1996, but he died before they could make the trip.

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Information from: Sarasota Herald-Tribune, http://www.herald-trib.com

 

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