Meteorologist Paul Grisham lost his wallet while working in Antarctica 53 years ago. It was found and recently mailed to him. The items inside brought back memories, and included a recipe for Kahlua.
Paul Grisham has many memories from his time working as a meteorologist in Antarctica in the 1960s, but losing his wallet is not one of them. Yet here was a man on the phone telling Mr. Grisham that he had found it, 53 years later.
“It was like a bolt out of the blue,” Mr. Grisham, 91, said. “It was because of what’s in the wallet and what it looked like that I remembered a lot of things.”
Mr. Grisham said the wallet, which he got back, contained a beer ration punch card; his military identification card; receipts from money orders he had sent to his wife back home in California; a recipe for Kahlúa; and an atomic, biological and chemical warfare pocket reference, which he was required to carry at all times.