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Posted: Friday, October 5, 2012 12:41 am | Updated: 11:33 am, Mon Jan 21, 2013.

Oct. 2, 2012

To the editor:

Good, honest people still exist. I would like to express my gratitude to a gentleman who was kind enough to do the right thing.

My mother left her cane in a shopping cart in the parking lot at Fred Meyer East on Sept. 29. This was not an ordinary cane, it was a cane with great sentimental value to my mother. It was hand crafted by the late Chief Isaac Juneby out of diamond willow with a caribou antler handle that she had received as a gift. She was heartbroken that she had lost this one-of-a-kind creation from a man that she had met in a small village on the Yukon River that she called home for many years.

Anybody would have been proud to claim this cane as their own, but instead they considered that the person to whom it belonged might need it or, in my mother’s case, had lost something that was dear to her heart. This person left his name and phone number but the note was stapled to the cane and could not be read. I want him to know that he has made my mother a very happy person.

Joy Murphy

Fairbanks

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