My reply in the radio contest thread prompted this old memory.
Decades ago I the family visited Mon and Dad on vacation. At the end, as usual the folks slipped me a couple hundred to help defray travel expenses. I looked for a place to tuck it away in safe place for the flight home and found a few candidates (none of which involved use of a body cavity, thank you).
Anyway got home and did not unpack for a couple days and search as I might I could not find the cash. Man, I mean I tore apart everything that we carried on that place... Nada.
Fast forward a decade or so and I was going through a cabinet and came across my old Cannon 35mm with it's telephoto lens and flash attachment. Took the flash out for a look and noticed the case it was in seemed a little stiff. When I felt inside a little pocket on the outside of the case...WhaLa... Found money in the form of four, crisp, tightly folded fifties.
By the time of the discovery I was single and the lone kid was out of college, so it was 100% mine. I have no idea now what I spent it on, but hope it was something firmly in the want vs. need category. The only place found money should be used.
Somewhere around here is a fine Zippo I put away several years ago when I quit smoking for the 17th time or so... Wanted to keep it out of sight and apparently did a hell of a job...