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Thread #24588 Message #283350
Posted By: paddymac
23-Aug-00 - 01:50 PM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger's banjo -- RETURNED
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger's banjo -- RETURNED
Ever at the fore of the issues of the day, my local rag ran a wire service story today regarding the return of the banjo. It appears that the rightful owner had left it on the top of his car when leaving a gig and it simply fell off along the road. It was then found about an hour later, and taken home by the finder, who then left on vacation. When he returnd from his brief holiday he read about the by-then infamous theft and contacted the rightful owner to return it, for which he was given a $500 reward. I claim no familiarity with the local law, but I suspect the finder was under no legal compulsion to return the instrument. On behalf of 'catters everywhere who prematurely arose in righteous indignation at the supposed dastardly theft of an icon's instrument, may I offer a word of apology to the apparently decent fellow who found and returned the instrument.