haha i woulda if i was prepared. But i was barefoot and in my skivvies and figured the dog was just barkin at a deer or sumthin stupid as usual.
Well just got back from the nursing home too. There were some phone numbers on the wall...but nothing that noted or stated any authority figure of the home. After only 2 minutes of lookin around I was immediately approached by some1 i hadnt seen the last time. He was the "floor manager" whatever that is. I told him that I purchased a bayonet from a patient through a middleman who was a nurse here. He seemed very interested and wanted to make sure there wasnt any foul play involved. He knew the nurse that I told him about too. He said he couldnt really do much because he didnt know the patient who allegedly sold me the bayonet. I told him I had a name that was taped onto it. I said his name is George F. Murnro. he said we dont have a George Murnro, but we have a "Frank" Murnro. I said well thats him! He walked me to "Frank's" room and told me to wait outside the door. Out came a very old gentleman with a walker. He was able to confirm that he had sold this bayonet because it was the only thing he didnt want to keep. He said he had kept everything that had to do with his United States Service in ww2 and korea and gave it to his daughter, But wanted to sell the bayonet because she did not want any weapons. HAHAHA.!! I asked him a few questions about his service and he answered me with very breif responses. He didnt talk very much, but I could tell he was happy it went to me. He was able to confirm that he picked it up in france, but couldnt tell me how he got it. i told him I would cherish it and told him Im not a dealer or some1 is going to "pawn" or just sell it away. He told me to enjoy it after i thanked him for his service. So that was that. The old man was nice...and I respect him greatly, but he didnt seem to interested in talking about his wartime experiences. he didnt seem in the best of health as he had a Oxygen tank strapped to the walker with a bag. But all in all, I am glad I did the right thing and checked up on the legitamacy of the sale. HAPPY ENDING!
im just glad it was not stolen. They are my favorites as well. I love the luftwaffe daggers too tho....so im saving up for one.
man, I'm glad you got to talk to him, now you know he appreciates where it went & everything is legal, I guess I can understand him not wanting to talk about his time in ww2, but I am glad that your all legal & have a great bayonet, plus got to meet the vet that brought it home. good deal for you, would you take 150.00 buck's for it?, just kidding. good deal man take care.
I am pleased that you got to speak with him.
I also think that you can be proud of your upbringing and your moral/ethical sense. It is always hard to perhaps loss something one really enjoys becasue it might be the right thing to do.
Still, I would be in no big hurry to rec'd this facility to strangers, something seems a bit off, but then, I grow grumpier early year!
you did the right thing
one more thing for you, not only the old man has a storry aboud the bajo now you got one too what made it more valuabel for you i think, so you always can remember how you got this bajo and can smile while thinking that you got him from the right deal