Found Wedding Clothing On The Road?

Reader submitted: My sister in law, on the way to their brother’s wedding in Lakewood, accidentally popped the trunk at the GSP rest stop near 171 and didn’t realize it until they got to Lakewood. A gown, along with some other hanging clothing, fell out. Some items were found in Lakewood in middle of the road.

Would you be able to alert your readers that if someone finds it they should please let me know at 732-547-0348. It’s a white gown in a black Holt Renfrew garment bag and 3 colored skirts in a separate cleaners bag.

The wedding is tonight!

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  1. So heartbreaking to hear these kind of stories. I really hope it all works out and that you find everything today asap and hopefully you will be able to enjoy the simcha to the fullest.

  2. If some items were found in Lakewood in middle of the road, it’s more likely the trunk was popped in or near Lakewood. It’s highly unlikely that something would survive the high speeds of the Parkway all the way from Exit 171 and then plop out on the Lakewood streets/roads.

    I hope you find it all. If you found some things in Lakewood, you’ve probably retraced your local route. If you haven’t, I strongly urge you to do so ASAP. Mazel Tov and make sure you enjoy the simcha wholeheartedly with or without your first choice garments. Too often, even the Baalei Simcha get too stressed over minutiae that shter them from the pleasant enjoyment and thrill of the simcha.

  3. Thank you #7 and #9 for the idea and offer. She is working on fixing up a gown that someone graciously lent her this morning.

    To clarify what happened, they stopped for gas at the rest stop near Monsey (exit 171). They mistakenly popped the trunk instead of the gas tank and were under the impression that the attendant shut the trunk. Although #4 says that it is highly unlikely that the trunk was open throughout the trip…that is what actually happened. The trunk never fully opened, just a couple of garment bags must have slipped out.

    When they got to Lakewood and realized what happened they turned around and headed back to the gas station to retrace their steps. It was only after they came back to Lakewood for the second time that they found some of the clothing on Kennedy Drive.

    I want to publicly thank Chaverim of Monsey for coming out in middle of the night to help them look for the clothing.

  4. Nebach they went all the way back to 171 after losing their stuff on Kennedy Dr. in Lakewood? Look at the bright side, it’s only clothes, no one was hurt.

  5. To Just Curious Anonymous, please see comment 11 explaining that the trunk never fully opened, so it’s possible that the rear view mirror was used during the trip, that the trunk was open enough for garment bags usually laying on above other items in a loaded trunk to slip out without opening enough to obstruct use of the rear view mirror.

    I hope the chasunah went smoothly with or without the missing clothes. Better to deal with missing clothes the day of a wedding than the loss of a family member on the day of a wedding, which occured last evening for another Lakewood family.

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