I’ve heard my fair share of stories of people going fishing and catching something other than fish. The one I can never resist laughing out loud to is that of a guy I know who went fishing early one morning. Rather than a fish, however, the guy hooked a seagull that was flying over his head. It was a pure Tom and Jerry moment that nobody could have planned.
11-year-old Brodie Brooks knows the pleasure and the peace of fishing. Recently, when the boy went fishing on Lake Hartwell in Anderson, South Carolina, the boy was hoping to make a great catch. And for a second there, the boy believed he really had caught the catch of a lifetime when he felt something heavy pulling at his rod.
The boy quickly got excited at the prospect of catching a fish. “I felt that I really had a fish,” Brodie told Inside Edition. “But then when I got it up to the surface, I was like, ‘I ain’t got no fish.'”
Turns out, that "fish" would be something that held special meaning to someone else. Someone Brodie had never met before. And yet, this someone would never forget the boy’s help in catching such a personal belonging.
But what’s incredible is that everything inside the purse had remained intact. Whoever made this person did a good job. The zip kept the bag tightly closed so no water was able to go in and damage the belongings.
What Brodie and the rest of the fisherman didn’t know yet was that the purse had been missing for a really long time. Twenty-five years to be exact. It’s safe to say the owner of the purse had given up on looking for it a long time ago.
The purse had belonged to April Bolt. The latter told Inside Edition how she had left the purse on a boat in 1992. The purse held everything from credit cards to pictures, makeup, and even a laminated high school diploma.
Another item that remained perfectly intact was Bolt’ favorite lipstick. Not sure if she should put it on her lips. But yes, it’s always nice to find an old lipstick, especially if it has been discontinued.