Oregon man's wallet returned after 63 years lost behind bleachers
BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) -- Bill Fulton doesn't remember losing his wallet, but he says getting it back more than 60 years later is rekindling memories.
The Oregon man apparently dropped the wallet behind the balcony bleachers in the Baker Middle School gym while cheering for the basketball team.
The 78-year-old tells the Baker City Herald that the wallet "stayed in good shape." The leather is still smooth and the zipper moves as easily as it did in 1946. Fulton's Social Security card and a bicycle license for his job as a drugstore delivery boy were positioned in their respective compartments, apparently untouched.
A school worker found the wallet along with old homework, lost library books and a 1964 talent show program while removing the bleachers for renovations a couple of weeks ago.
Fulton says the discovery has prompted him to reflect on a life that's taken him to the Korean War and Berlin before a return to Baker City. He says, "It's hard to believe that the times have gone so fast."