I left my wallet on the seat of the car last night, and my wife brought it in with the lecture about leaving a wallet in an unlocked car. That got me thinking about my experiences with losing my wallet. After seeing a movie in Buena Park, California, my wallet apparently had worked its way out of my back pocket during the show. When the movie was over, I got up to leave, unaware that I was leaving my wallet behind. I got to the lobby when a girl came up to me the wallet, asking if it was mine. She had seen it on the floor and apparently had noticed who had been sitting there. My son and I camped at Joshua Tree National Monument for the weekend. I think it's a national park now but, at that time, it was a national monument, with no services whatsoever - just rocks and Joshua trees. I lost my wallet climbing on rocks. This was before I had credit cards, so I liked to carry some cash with me whenever we were away from home, so I had about six hundred dollars in the wallet. I noticed that it was gone the day we left and spent a few hours trying to remember which rocks we had climbed on and searching for it. I finally gave up and drove home, replacing my driver's license and whatever else I might have had. More than two years later, my apartment manager had my wallet. She told me that a man had dropped it off, saying that he had found it at Joshua Tree. All of the money was there, except $25, which I wouldn't have noticed, except that he had left a note in it saying that he had taken out $25 for gas. Since I had moved since losing my wallet, I was confused as to how he found me. Later, I learned that he had gotten my new address from my employer, which he had found from a company card that I had in the wallet. In the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, I don't even know where or how I had lost my wallet but a young girl brought it by my house, saying she had found it on the sidewalk. This is was a high-crime area right on the Texas-Mexico border. Sometimes, I am not as skeptical about the goodness of humanity as I am supposed to be.