Purse Lost in 1957

The red purse covered in dust was discovered by a custodian making repairs at a Middle School. The school district in North Canton, Ohio, posted images of the long-lost purse, trying to find its owner. After some investigating the school learned it had belonged to former student Patti Rumfola, who lost it in 1957. school was able to connect with her children. Because Rumfola died in 2013. Rumfola graduated from the school district in 1960 and went on to have a career as a teacher. She married in 1980.


Patti's five children were together for a family gathering one evening. Where they decided to open the clutch and get a glimpse into their mothers life in the 50's.

it's like going back into a time capsule from the 1950s. Containing several old photos, makeup, a comb, school supplies and a football game schedule. The purse also held membership cards and 26 cents which became special keepsakes for her children.






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