About ten years ago my parents’ house was robbed and the thief stole a lot, if not all, of the jewelry. One of my mom’s favourite necklaces, a star necklace my father had given her in 1975, was among them. She has been upset about losing that necklace ever since.
On 25 February 2015, I went to the Mid-South Outlet to check out their boutique. I looked at a vintage baby rattle, but decided against the $1.95 purchase. While at the register at the front of the store, I changed my mind and went back to get it. As I was waiting for my stuff to be packed up, I was looking down at the jewelry and saw something I recognized. A star necklace that looked just like the one my mom had lost!! I couldn’t buy it myself, as it was priced out of my range, so I snapped a photo and texted it to my mom.
Now you could say, “It’s just another from the same batch made in the 1970s!“, but when my mom picked it up, she was able to tell that it was definitely the one she owned. And after speaking with the woman behind the counter, she discovered a few other pieces of her stolen jewelry had recently been sold at their thrift shop boutique. Even though she had to pay to get it back, she is very excited about having her necklace again.
I helped my mom get her favourite necklace back on 26 February 2015.
I got these papers, along with a bunch of others not belonging to Juanita, at Antique Warehouse a few months ago. They came in a wonderful old suitcase which I didn’t take the time to go through until just last week. Juanita got married at the end of 1945, but they were still celebrating into 1955!
Using Google, I was able to find an obituary listing living relatives which led me to her daughter Kelly on Facebook. She didn’t say much, other than to ask how I came across the papers, but she was interested in having them.
I returned them to Kelly on 19 February 2015.
I found this certificate at Second Time Around Flea Market in January of 2015. I did some research on ancestry.com and was quickly able to find the granddaughter of the man who received this wonderful certificate. After contacting her on Facebook on 29 January 2015, I was able to return it to her in person at the Benjamin L Hooks Central Library on 5 February 2015.