April 28th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1918, a lady’s purse was lost in Seal Beach between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

April 28_1918_Lost_PurseThe Santa Ana Register does not report whether there was any response to this May 1st personal ad. There is no way to discover the name of this mother or the fate of her “boys.” Over a century later, I can’t resist hoping that her “treasured articles” were returned to her, and her boys returned un-scarred months later from World War I and lived happy and prosperous lives.

– Michael Dobkins

Have you enjoyed this and other This Date in Seal Beach History posts?

If so, please consider making a small donation of a dollar or more to help defray the online subscriptions and other research costs that make this blog possible.

Donations can be made securely with most major credit cards directly through PayPal. Just click on paypal.me/MichaelDobkins to go to PayPal. Thank you.

This Date in Seal Beach History also has an online store hosted at Cafepress where you can order shirts, tote bags, stationery, and other gift items imprinted with vintage Seal Beach images. Visit the online store by clicking here.

This entry was posted in Seal Beach History and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to April 28th in Seal Beach History

  1. Carla Watson says:

    That would have been a happy ending
    Boys & treasures returned.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s