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Published: Wednesday, May 18 2011 10:00 p.m. MDT

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Jonathan Eddy
Payson, UT

Hero

Bach Rocks
Sanpete County, UT

What a wonderful lesson in honesty, not only for the children of this family making the discovery, but for us all. I wonder how many of us would do the same thing? (All of us, one would hope.)

Two Cents
Springville, Utah

Great story! Wish I could find that in my attic. :)

mistletoe
Sandy, Utah

Best story ever. How wonderful. Honesty matters. What a great family. And a father who is a very good example to his boys.

AZJazzFan
Gold Canyon, az

Great story. I wonder why someone would stash so much money and not tell anyone. I wonder why someone would be so careless to stash cash and not put it in a bank.

JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt
Beverly Hills, CA

The reward will come later when the kids remember and teach their own children this lesson.

MoJules
Florissant, MO

I think that the treasure is seeing how he wrapped the money and honestly, that was his being prepared. He had money and ammo, bet he also had food storage, but he had that in a place where someone could not come in and take it. So I think he was teaching a lesson of not saving money, but having it there for an emergency. I hope that his family will be wise with what they do with that money, I think that their dad would want them to be. Dad was no dummy.

ER in EUR
Belgrade, Serbia

Happens more than you think (people from that era stashing cash). My Grandma stashed cash everywhere in her house. In books, in old bags and purses that she never used. But we didn't even think to look into an old washing machine drum before we sold it.

The man we sold it to called in about 30 minutes. He had found an old leather bag of.... I kid you not.... gold and silver coins.

He did not even think about keeping them.

This is one of the reasons why I always argue in that old arguement that people are basically good. I want to believe it. I sometimes see it, and I am glad this story gives me more ammo to say it.

Sarah B
SLC, UT

yaaayyyyyy!!!

Keetch
Cedar City, UT

This happened to me and my friends once.. we found around 15,000 dollars in and house and also gave it back. where is my news story?

CougarBlue
Heber City, UT

Too bad the roofers of a friends house didn't have that honesty when they took his box of silver dollars hidden in the attic.

Rob
Logan, UT

That is wonderful. So happy you were honest. It is a story that can go on for generations.

Mormoncowboy
Provo, Ut

Great story!

It's nice to hear stories like this.

radio_lover
Toronto, Ontario

Wonderful story! This just goes to prove a thousandfold the old saying that honesty is the best policy.

OnlyInUtah
Cottonwood Heights, UT

There is good in this world. I love that the Dnews reports this! Thanks for an uplifting story to brighten this rainy day.

Springvillepoet
Springville, UT

@Keetch:

Yes. That is exactly why we all should return found money---so we can have news stories written about us and gripe if none are.

raybies
Layton, UT

Dang.

I am impressed by these guys, but...

Dang.

momofbron
Brooklyn, NY

Wow - what a great story,and a great family. Most other people would have kept the money. It's people like these who restore my faith in my fellow man! I believe that good things will happen for these people because they are so honest. The kids who wanted to keep a little bit, well, they're just acting like kids do. The parents set a great example for them.

Reasonable Person
Layton, UT

Keetch: thank you for YOUR honesty.

I hear what you're saying.

The stories about people who give money back, make it seem like they are rare cases. They are not.

The difference is this: we don't go running to a newspaper so we can get our little "ain't I better than everyone else" pat on the back.

In this case, I'll forgive the finder, because he DOES work for the newspaper.

It's a sad story, though. "Preparedness" meant, in this case, that the money stuffed into the trash bags was worth a lot less than when it accumulated. Imagine what it would be worth, if it had been banked.

That lesson needs to be included.

eleetham916
Sacramento, CA

at least he was honest about finding this money....reading a story about a man who won 2 million dollars and still wants to collect his food stamps after his winnings made me sick...i'm happy to read a story about a family or person returning something back to the owner. with a story like that someone will offer something to that family by fixing up there new home.

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