Elmira woman sold the wrong turtle at rummage sale
Anita Lewis of Elmira is desperately seeking the woman who bought a
ceramic turtle from her on Saturday. Lewis was unaware that the large,
brown turtle contained the ashes of her husband's previous wife.
Lewis said the object was inadvertently included in items at her
rummage sale Saturday at 811 Grove St. She's hoping the woman still
has the turtle and can return it to her.
If you know the woman who bought the turtle or have any information to
share, call John Cleary at (607) 271-8293 or e-mail him at
-- Gannett News Service
p.s. THANK GOD! Ashes recovered . . .
Woman recovers turtle containing ashes
Anita Lewis has recovered the turtle containing her husband’s previous wife’s ashes.
Lewis, of Elmira, accidentally sold the ceramic turtle at her rummage sale Saturday. Later, her husband, Terrence Lewis, told her the urn contained the ashes of his first wife, Marcia Lewis.
The turtle was recovered at the Salvation Army Thrift Shop in Horseheads after a tip from an anonymous caller to the Star-Gazette.-- Gannett News Service