KCW, I would contact some of my local news media outlets. They LOVE heart stories like this one.Mentioned before that I frequently find tools and screws and bolts and nails lying in the road.
If I see something on the pavement that is big enough to knock a MC rider off his bike (like me going back home later after work) I stop and clear the road.
This morning riding to work I passed something that looked like a socket in the middle of my lane. I circled around and picked it up.
It was two house keys in a leather holder, with a little metal cylinder on the key chain. I tossed it in my trunk, and when I got to work and took my gloves off, I thought maybe it was someones meds, incase they get stuck away from home and dont have their pills with them.
I have never seen this before: there is about a teaspoon of someone's ashes in the little metal container. I assume it must be part of the ashes of someones spouse or close family, or maybe someone's pet. Whoever lost this keychain is going to be very upset. IF they went through the trouble to carry it around everywhere, it means a lot to them.
Ive been trying to figure out how I can find the owner. I put a listing on craigslist, but not many people use that. No one reads the newspaper anymore. I walked over to the nearby Sheriff department substation, and there is no one there ?! Apparently the substation is not manned during the day. The township I found it in does not have their own police department.
Im kinda at a loss on how to find the person who lost this.