Woman makes amazing discovery in antique shop when she stumbles upon photo of her long-deceased FATHER
Cathy Tyree ducked into an antique shop in Richmond, Virginia, looking for an old couch, but instead she discovered a long-lost family memento.
Tyree said she had been in the store for only 15 minutes when she unexpectedly came across a framed image of her deceased father dating from the 1950s among the glassware, furniture and knickknacks.
Tyree described her father, Louis, a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, as a larger-than-life figure who loved his family. He passed away in 1976 at the age of 51.
‘The last thing you expect to find is a picture of someone who has been gone so long,’ Miss Tyree said.
The woman bought the priceless family heirloom for $8, but more surprises lay in store for her.
Poring over a stack of old photos lying about the shop, Tyree also found a small picture of her sister.
‘He was into family so he’d be glad they are coming back into our hands,’ Tyree said, referring to her dad.
Her hunt for precious mementos is far from over, however.
When Tyree lost her home to foreclosure a few years ago, her father's trunk filled with family photos was auctioned off.
Tyree added that her father would have been mad at her for losing precious bits of family history, and she has always felt bad for letting that happen. Now, she scours antique shops throughout Richmond in search of more family photos.
She later found out that the person who bought her father’s trunk at an auction has since sold it, but he gave her a good lead on where she could potentially find pieces of her past.