Lost Purse From The 50s, Is Like A Time Capsule

Last spring, someone at North Canton Middle School found an impressive artifact. Jammed in the corner of the wall next to a locker, there was a small, red purse hidden in dust and spiderwebs. Upon closer examination, the lucky finder recognized that the purse belonged to a young lady named Patti Rumfola. According to the findings in her purse, Patti, who may have gone to school in the 1950s or 1960s, was around 14 years old at the time that she lost her purse.

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Someone at North Canton Middle School found a mysterious bag that belonged to a teenager named Patti Rumfola

When it was first posted on North Canton City Schools’ Facebook page, the purse garnered lots of attention.

People were excited to find the owner of the purse, which went missing 60 years ago. And they did. Sadly, Patti passed away in 2013, but her five children loved seeing a look into their mother’s life.

Patti was around 14 years old when she lost her bag

Not much more is known about the teen who lost her purse, but with so many people taking an interest, the school chose to share her eulogy.

The bag was found crammed between a wall and a locker more than 60 years after it was lost

According to it, Patti was born in 1942 and spent her life working as a teacher. The woman was married and had 5 children. Patti died at the age of 71.

Even though people helped to track down Patti’s family, they found out that she died back in 2013

Patti died at the age of 71 after working as a teacher in Annapolis, Maryland for years

The purse held several snippets of Patti’s life, such as library cards, tickets, photos, and makeup

“She enjoyed the Ladies of the Lake and her book and quilting clubs,” her obituary said

The coins that were left in her purse were split between her 5 children

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