Long lost bike found inside tree
A 99-year-old US woman says she's finally found a bike her son lost half a century ago - inside a tree.
Helen Puz, of Vashon Island, Washington state, says she received the bike as a gift from neighbours after she was widowed in 1954.
"People were very sympathetic and generous," Mrs Puz told ABC News.
"We were given a girl's bike and my eight-year-old son Don seemed the natural one to ride it."
But young Don was apparently not too keen on riding a girl's bike and so conveniently "lost" it.
But Mrs Puz recently read about a bike that had been "swallowed up" in a tree and was now stuck in the trunk five feet off the ground.
She and the now adult Don visited the tree and confirmed the bike was indeed the one that Don lost so many years ago.
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what do you think?
Wait a minute, she lost her husband so her neighbours thought she might like to have a bike? That's pretty funny though, he didn't want to ride it so he "lost it". I wonder if he put it up there. I might put a bike up in a tree and see if it's still stuck there in 50 years.
Ive heard of peaple tying a bike up to a tree, but a tree tying a bike up?????
She didn't twig where it was until she spoke to the branch manager...........he told her to take a leaf out of his book but she told him he was barking up the wrong tree.
Tree- mendous joke, andrew.
I thought ET hit that tree !
If thats the case wheres chitty chitty bang bang.
The Tinkers have had it !
How did the mother find out about the bike? Did someone make a trunk call?
this is an ancient story. I mean this has been doing the rounds for at least 5 years!
0 out of 10 for originality.