I hope someone found it and used it for a good cause...

Our Old House - When I look at this pictures it brings back the memories of my happy childhood days.
Philippines
July 25, 2010 9:41pm CST
My grandmother called us last Thursday night and asking for a little financial help because our old house needs a total renovation. That house is rare and very antique and we want to preserve it's ancient design but because of non-stop heavy rainfall and thunder storms in Northern Luzon, some windows, walls and rooftop badly needed reconstruction. So Last weekend I planned to go there and visit our grandmother who lived in Baguio (Philippines). An 7-8hours of drive from the city where I lived. As I travel a long way up in the mountain high-way, I stopped-over for 3 times just to take a rest but the sad story is, I lost the money (10,000php = 222usd/10,080rupees) that should be used for the house reconstruction. It was placed in a white enveloped, there's no name written on it so I don't expect good samaritan to give it back. I don't know how is it gone but one thing is for sure it's totally gone. As I reached my grandmom's house I saw a smile on her face and a teary eyes, He gave me a hug that gives her hope in making her house back into life again. If you were in my place, how would you tell your grandmother about what happen? What would you do?
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14 responses
@gaboni (644)
• Israel
26 Jul 10
I guess I would tell her that the money is gone,about how I accidentally lost it on my way there, and would offer her to move into my house and try to forget this old one. OR I would lend money from some friends of mine, would reconstruct the house and then pay back.
• Philippines
26 Jul 10
As much as we want to but, moving her into another/new house would be very difficult. My mom and dad used to do that before, same as with my aunts and uncles but non of them ever convince our grandmother to relocate. My grandmother really love that house so much. That she even want to die and buried beside the house. :(
@gaboni (644)
• Israel
26 Jul 10
same goes to my grandma:) although she is lonely in her old house, and when she comes for visiting us we are treating her well she never wish to relocate... I really don't understand it but I guess that at her age I will.:)
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
26 Jul 10
I would tell her that you lost it on your way there and then try to do anything you could that doesn't require much money to help repair the house, then raise money and put it in the glove compartment on your way to your grandmother's house next time... I am sure she'll understand it's an accident.
• Philippines
26 Jul 10
yah, I hope that it as easy as like. Compartment is a good place to hide something, but "accident" happens in no time and no place. ;(
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
I'm sorry for what had happened. I'm sure your grandmother will understand if you'll tell her. There's still something you can do; you can promise her again: that you'll do your best to procure the money and that will ease her pain.
@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
27 Jul 10
The most inspirational book I have ever read is the one entitled" I am ok are you Ok?"
26 Jul 10
The best way I guess is just tell her truth that the money was gone and you have nothing to do with you lost it and its not intentional that it is gone just be honest I hope they'll understand. Good luck and just pray that man have the heart to give it back to you or if the person was on the same bus at least he should have try to ask someone or the driver in the bus who drop's the money that much.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
26 Jul 10
It is really hard to moved and leave an old ancestral house. My grandparents who lives from La Union had their old house being renovated,but leave some part untouched. Like the old kapis window and panel door made of think wood. Well,regarding your situation,yah,i guess someone might be needing that money more importantly than your granny's house renovation. Let's just hope the money goes well with the finder (unless it is being stolen). I know it is not easy to tell your grandma that you lost the money on your way since she's expecting it that much. You can tell her that,you will try your best to produce money again for the renovation. I know you can't afford to turn down your grandma's wish. Have a good day always
@vepatla (22)
• India
26 Jul 10
First of all I would greet her very warmly so that she forgets all her woes. I would then slowly tell her what surely has happened so that she doesn't get hurt. And we both would devise a way in which we can earn the money again that we lost never losing hope.
26 Jul 10
hi people b ehappy :)
@Shinyqiu (119)
• China
26 Jul 10
I am sorry to hear that.but the best choice is that you must tell the fact the money for renovation is gone.maybe u grandmother feel despair when her heared this but i believe she can comprehend this unfortunately suffer. When u grandmother know this fact,but just the same she must get u help to suport saving to renovate the ancient house that destroy by rainfall,thunder storm.u can loan money from u closest friends to solute this question first.good wish.
@aaronfyzeon (1920)
• Philippines
26 Jul 10
The idea of it alone giving money for a good cause is the important thing. but of course it is a lot of cash already. i just had my wallet stolen a few days ago and good thing it is not really a big amount in it. the reason i was out there in that place is not a good thing so i guess i have learned my lesson.
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
26 Jul 10
You have no choice but to tell her because if you don't then you would have to produce it from your own pocket. People from Baguio are really nice. I left my mobile in a cab and noticed that it was missing only after an hour. Surprisingly, the cabby called the numbers on the mobile to give it back.
@paulybg (127)
• China
26 Jul 10
I think if I were you, I would not tell the truth to my grandmother. I would said when I was nearly arrived her house I found I forget to take the money with me and would come back to take the monet to her a few days later. Just as you stated above it is a little finiancial help, the amount should not be too large and I would try to get them once I back home.
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
26 Jul 10
I don't know if it will work where you live, but you could try doing what works here sometimes. Put it out to your community. Put it on the news, the TV, the Radio. See if people will come forward to help. Sometimes people will come together and help their neighbors when something like that happens. It is what folks should do. If everyone helps just a little, it adds up to a lot. People might even come forward to help do the work, you never know. Just try. There is a lot of love out there and everyone knows what it feels like to have someone hurt them. Good luck! Shalom~Adoniah
@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
26 Jul 10
It's sad, but I believe your grandmother will understood your situation. Just save more money, and keep it safe next time you go to your grandmother house.