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Dave Tally, a homeless man, found a backpack with $3,300 cash that he turned in. "It wasn't my money," he says.

November 18th, 2010

Dave Tally, homeless and living on the fringe in Tempe, Ariz., for 11 years, is suddenly the center of attention.

Tally, 49, found a backpack containing $3,300 cash and a laptop and returned it to the owner.

Now reporters are calling the homeless outreach group that provides the former landscaper with nightly shelter and a part-time job. Rewards are pouring in. A woman from as far as Seattle called to express her admiration.

“I’m just kind of overwhelmed,” Tally says. “It’s a good thing people out there care, I guess. I’m just not really a public person.”

Tally has been a recovering alcoholic since 2003. He lost his driver’s license after his third arrest for driving under the influence in 1999.

When he found the abandoned backpack at a light-rail station Nov. 1, he had just spent the last of his money on parts for his mountain bike. He opened the backpack and found the money.

He says his mind was racing. “I don’t think anybody would not be tempted by that,” Tally says.

Tally took the backpack to his boss, Stephen Sparks, operations manager at Tempe Community Action Agency, which provides the city’s homeless with meals and shelter in area churches.

Sparks identified the backpack’s owner from a résumé he found on a flash drive inside. Four days later, Arizona State University student Bryan Belanger had back the cash he needed to buy a car.

Belanger, whose mother called The Arizona Republic to report the good deed, told the newspaper Tally’s action “is humbling.”

Since the story came out Wednesday, close to 50 people have come forward with offers of cash, Sparks says.

“The important thing to do is commend someone for doing the right thing,” says Toby Sneed, a seventh-generation former Marine from Mesa, Ariz.

Sneed plans to give $50 to the Tempe Community Action Agency and $100 to Tally’s account at The Bicycle Cellar, where he orders parts for his bike.

Dianne Hamre of Seattle, out of work since August, says she sent a $100 check. “God bless him for his honesty,” she says.

Tally still owes restitution for the accident that led to his last DUI arrest. His bank account is $67 in the red.

But he wasn’t thinking of that when he turned in the cash.

“It wasn’t my money. I didn’t earn it,” Tally says. “I’m the one that has to lay down every day and deal with myself. If I’d done anything different than what I did, I don’t know if I could handle that.”

from:  http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-11-19-homeless19_ST_N.htm

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Dave Tally

4            7

 

how he obtain’s his heart’s desire = DY = 47 = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Legendary.  Notable.  Noteworthy. 

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Dave Tally

4145 21337          30

his path of destiny / how he learns what he is here to learn = 30 = Thankfulness.  Appreciation.  Gratefulness.  Gratitude.  Cherish.  Blessings.  Please.  Thank you.  Alleluia!  God bless him.

 

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