I purchased Bucky’s 1950s scrapbooks, photos, and school papers from Antique Warehouse in mid-2015 with the intent to repair and then research to return, but since it was so large, it ended up being put away in a suitcase until March 2016.
When I finished repairing the scrapbook last month, I then used Ancestry.com and Facebook to research the name and was quickly able to find one of his relatives online. I sent a short message and a few hours later received a couple reply messages. Then actually spoke on the phone to Bucky himself!
Bucky was very happy to hear that his scrapbook had been found and said that could not wait to show it to all his grandchildren. He had lost his scrapbook, photographs, and school papers he while still in the process of filling the scrapbook (full of clippings of his football career at Georgia Tech), so it’s been lost for more than 50 years. It’s wonderful to finally be returning it back to him.
The scrapbook, photographs, and papers were returned to Bucky on 31 March 2016 and 11 April 2016.
Thanks to Bruce Hughes at Antique Warehouse Mall!