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1964: Woman Anonymously Mails Boyfriend $500 (Footnote)

(This Footnote to History article was printed on page 1 of the December 5, 1964 edition of the Akron Beacon Journal, and is reprinted word-for-word below.)

Plan Backfires

Miss Misses Mrs. With $500 ‘Gift

EVANSVILLE, Ind. UP)—A 19-year-old Evansville girl wanted to get married but her boy friend was too poor.

So Patricia Ann Kremer mailed Gary Bugg, 20, Evansville, four $100 bills and this unsigned note:

“Use it wisely. That’s all I ask. Also, try not to find out who sent tills money to you because it is a gift. God bless you and your girl friend the rest of your life.”

Also, she mailed anonymously a $100 bill to a garage which was working on Bugg’s car.

But did Gary ask Patricia Ann to marry him? No, he planked down $300 of the $400 for a new car.

And that’s not all.

Police said Patricia Ann signed a statement admit­ting theft of five $100 bills from the department store where she worked.

All is not dark. The manager of the store said he would not press charges if the $500 is returned.

Original December 5, 1964 article.
Original December 5, 1964 article.
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