New York: A man from Florida who lost his
wallet during prom night at his school, has got it back after
James Simpson`s wallet was found by construction workers
stuck in a wall as they were preparing to knock down the
Mariemont elementary school in Cincinnati, Fox News reported.
The wallet still had Simpson`s driving license,
photographs, a lock of hair and tickets to the 1963 prom.
Remembering that he lost his wallet on the night of the
prom at the school, which at the time was a high school,
Simpson said, "I was really surprised. It was strange because
I was talking about that incident about a week before that".
Simpson, who now lives on Florida`s Anna Maria Island,
lost his wallet, which contained his savings from two jobs to
pay for his prom night, just hours before the event.
"I was really depressed, but I had to go back and face
the music and tell my girlfriend I couldn`t go to prom because
I didn`t have any money," he was quoted as saying by Fox News.
His date`s mother loaned him the money to go the dance,
but they were kicked out of the prom when a teacher discovered
that his date was only in the eighth-grade.
"We were probably there for 10 minutes before the
principal came over and said she couldn`t stay [because of her
age], so we packed it up and left," he said. "It was sort of
the prom from hell. I hope everyone else`s prom was better
The wallet did not contain Simpson`s prom money when it
was found again. He said he believed someone found his wallet,
took the money and shoved it into the wall, where it remained
untouched for almost half a century.