Its a happy ending for them, I had one not so unlike it that didnt turn out that way. from the day I could speak and listen, my Grandfather (The Coronal) would bring out his Service 45 from 1945 1911 and show it to me, let me handle it and it was always immaculate and perfectly kept. They moved to Alb NM in the late 60's but he would always bring it out when I would visit! When I joined the military, he was so proud that he then committed it to me when "someday" he had no way of using it anymore. Someday never came. A couple months after My Grandfather died, My Grandmother took it to the local police department and turned it in. She had always hated it anyways.
I asked her a year later and she told me the story, I never let on to her, she just didnt realize what it meant to me, nothing to do at that point but move on. I was heartbroken, Im pretty sure that one didnt hit the grinder and scrap yard, its sitting in some Police Chiefs collection as I write this, so so sad....
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