Saturday, May 09, 2009

The Lost Keys Mystery


Christy put me up to this so blame her.

HOW?

In the 90’s my sister was in the military and visiting me and my mother in our hometown. Pensacola, Florida. Our life WAS the military. We had lived on bases most of our lives, shopped at a commissary instead of a grocery store, and banked at the Navy Federal Credit Union. After my father retired, the bank was no longer very conveniently located because we moved. But you do what you’ve always done in the military, so we banked Navy.

My sister borrowed my mother’s car to make a deposit and get some cash. She drove to the other side of Pensacola where the bank was near two bases. She did her business and returned. And could not find the keys. Anywhere. We looked in the car, around it, under the seats. We looked in the house, in the sandy drive and among the leaves. We checked the dogs bowl to see if she’d perhaps been chewing on a plastic key fob. We looked inside the bathrooms, the fridge, and the garbage cans.

About an hour later, we got a call. From the bank. Navy Federal Credit Union. The one on the other side of town. They had the keys. At the bank. On the other side of town.
Now if my sister drove TO our house with the keys, how did they end up back at the bank? I ask you, How?

8 comments:

Katie said...

Cue Twilight Zone music... I am so glad you posted this! I have laughed my butt off at Christy's post and even called SF to ask her about your car story - hilarious!

WHAT HAPPENED???

Paul Äertker said...

It was either a system of pneumatic tubes connecting the two banks or Christy's pickled baby is back !!

Christy Raedeke said...

CRAZY! Utterly crazy!

This tops the cat collar, fo sho.

Sherry Dale Rogers said...

Parallel universe, spooky.

Graeme Stone said...

We never figured it out. It has endured as a family mystery running first against other mysteries like "where did Simon (a cat) go for over 3 months on year?" I don't go in much for mumbo jumbo and astrology and all that stuff, but this was pretty inexplicable.

Hardygirl said...

I have thought about that story every day since you told it. It's haunting me . . . .

sf

Graeme Stone said...

SF, I had no idea when I told this story. I didn't know it would strike such a nerve. It's a great jumping off point though, no?

Anonymous said...

Did the car have a clutch? You can start a car with a clutch without keys. If the car was parked on a slope, your sis may never have realized what she was keyless