Her 1950s Prom Invite Was Just Discovered

Workers find a long-lost purse in Indiana high school
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 14, 2019 11:48 AM CST
Her 1950s Prom Invite Was Just Discovered
This photo provided by Greater Clark County Schools in Jeffersonville, Ind., shows the recently discovered purse of a student who attended the school in the 1950s.   (Greater Clark County Schools via AP)

A purse containing a prom invitation, photos, and other items from 1950s America will be returned to its now 82-year-old owner after workers found it while demolishing part of an Indiana high school. Martha Everett lost the black stitched purse more than six decades ago, per the AP. Workers found it in January behind science classroom cabinets in the old Jeffersonville High School, where Everett was a senior in 1955.

A Greater Clark County Schools spokeswoman says the district was able to track Everett "thanks to the power of social media" after one of her relatives saw a Facebook post about the purse. The district plans to mail the purse to Everett's home in Florida. The News and Tribune reports that its contents included a letter inviting her to the prom, lipstick, and a basketball schedule.

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