Archive for March 28th, 2008

Unburied treasure

Friday, March 28th, 2008

Spring 1973 was well-advanced, and I had taken advantage of the warm weather and relatively ice-fee streets to ride my 10-speed across Saskatoon. I was crossing the Market Mall parking lot when I saw them – not just one but two of them – $20 bills, still partly buried in snow!

I have long ago forgotten how I spent that windfall, but every spring for the last 35 years the sight of melting snow has brought back the wonder of that moment.

Unfortunately in those 35 years I haven’t found more than a handful of loose change scattered among the discarded Tim Hortons “rrroll-up-the-rim-to-win” cups and used syringes.

But who knows, maybe it’ll happen again on a walk this weekend. I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled.