That’s the question Doug Miller was asking himself Saturday after a rather unusual incident in Carmichael Park in New Glasgow.
Miller had showed up early at Carmichael Park to set up for a 1 p.m. funding announcement for the Town of New Glasgow. It was a dark and cold day and he was working alone.
But as he set up a microphone and speaker, he noticed something taped to the gazebo. It was a note inside a bag. He’d discover it was more than just that though. Inside the baggie was $100 bill.
The note read:
“To: whoever funds this $100 bill, it is yours!
I hope it will bring you joy and that you will use it for your own enjoyment.
Always know that there is good in the world and joy to be found. I hope you know, or will learn, that you are priceless and worth more than any paper or plastic. I hope you will always choose to be happy. Love.”
Miller was caught completely off guard by the discovery and found it difficult to hold back his emotions minutes after the discovery.
“It’s dreamy. It doesn’t make sense,” he said. “Why me? Why not someone else?”
But Geralyn MacDonald, director of community development for the Town of New Glasgow, says there’s no better person who could have found it.
“I can tell you, he deserves it. He’s a great guy and a hard worker.”