Unburied treasure

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.

2 Responses to “Unburied treasure”

  1. Marc says:

    Ah, money found! On high school choir tour one year some friends and I were walking somewhere in small-town SK or MB. We crossed a ditch and suddenly two of them simultaneously dove for something. It was two fifties!

  2. Melody says:

    Several years ago, Christmas shopping at the mall, I found a $20 in the parking lot. Looking around, I proceeded to find 3 more $20s. Of course, I spent it on Christmas presents.

    Fun memories!