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Welcome to the Lost and Found Message Board.

Welcome to the Lost and Found Message Board.

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 6:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
My Name is McCollonough Ceili and yes McCollonough is my first name, but you can just call me M.

I requested this board as a way for the lot of us to post old family items that may have gone missing. Or for those of us who may be picked up an old photo album at the antique shop only to discover someone’s family photos still inside.
When you post please leave as much detail as possible about the object you have found or are looking for. Photos of said object would be helpful, but not mandatory.
If you have any questions please email me at ngwebmaster@yahoo.com

Re: Welcome to the Lost and Found Message Board.

Posted: 29 Apr 2013 2:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Nichols, Sawyer, Mcguire, Thompson, Counts, Staples
FANTASTIC IDEA! I am a lover of Antiques and have often come across items wishing there was some way of identifying family. I will be subscribing and checking this thread often.

Lost - Samari Sword - from Shangahi China during WW2

Posted: 7 May 2013 2:03AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 May 2013 2:04AM GMT
Lost - Samurai Sword - While serving in the US Navy in 1945-46 in Shanghai China, my Dad had bought a samuari sword. He and a shipmate by the name of Thomas W. Smith who was from Alabama, were both on Liberty. They went to Treasure Island together to go drink milk of all things. He said they both really missed drinking milk so that's what they did. My Dad brought his samurai sword with him, he took it with him wherever he went. He couldn't carry it past the guards and said he could not fit it in his duffle bag. So Thomas offered to put it under the strap of his suitcase and carry it on the ship for him. They left Shangai June 12th on the US General Butner and arrived in San Francisco on June 24th. Thomas got off the boat before my Dad and mistakenly took the samurai sword with him, I guess he forgot he had it. Anyway, My Dad would love to get it back after all these years, it meant a lot to him.
If this sounds familiar and you're out there Thomas, please contact me - I would love to be able to surprise my Dad and get his sword back for him.
Thank you,
Margaret

Re: Lost - Samari Sword - from Shangahi China during WW2

Posted: 7 May 2013 12:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
I hope that you can find your dad's sword. You might also try posting this on the board for the city that Thomas was from. Good luck and keep us posted, it would be a great surprise for your dad.

Re: Lost - Samari Sword - from Shangahi China during WW2

Posted: 7 May 2013 3:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you M, and Thank you for creating this awesome message board! I will keep you posted.
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