Pass Christian, Mississippi

Alice Baker’s girl lost her denim jacket. They had walked to War Memorial Park for a bit of fresh air in the evening and Ms. Baker was probably too tired to notice that it had fallen from the back of the bench. The dispatch office had been busy; she didn’t know when she’d get time to fill out all the paperwork. By the time she noticed, it was the children’s bedtime and there was no way she could walk back to the park to look for it even if there were someone to watch the children.