An old family photo came up in the air in the United States. Katie Boston of New Albany, Indiana was surprised to find a note in the windshield when she drove into her car Saturday morning. What initially seemed like a hint, turned into a photo for closer inspection. The faded black and white picture shows a boy in a striped dress with a lap. On the back was written: “Kerti Swatchel & JD Swatchel 1942”.
Following the news of the devastating hurricane in Kentucky and beyond, the post quickly struck the idea that the photo must have been inflated pieces of one of the many houses destroyed. “I was overwhelmed with emotions because destruction seemed so far away all the time and suddenly came so close,” the 30-year-old said.Washington PostQuoted.
The call through social media is successful
To find the owner, he posted the image on Facebook and Twitter. In fact, a family member contacted shortly after, pointing out that the film belonged to relatives in Dawson Springs, Kentucky. The small town where many houses were destroyed is located 209 kilometers away from Boston’s residence when the crow flies. Now Boston wants to hand over the photo to the family personally – so that it can actually return to its owners.
While the discovery is unusual, it is not limited to the weekend. According to the Washington Post, dozens of cases of personal items re-emerging in remote locations have been reported in the past few days. According to John Knox, a senior lecturer in geography at the University of Georgia, photographs are the most common.
After a series of hurricanes in 2011, he conducted a detailed study to find out how the remains of destroyed buildings and their internal functions are distributed in such a hurricane. Following in the footsteps of personal items found elsewhere after the hurricane, he posted on the Facebook group. “It helped us understand the hurricane a little better, especially when it comes to its aftermath,” the scientist was quoted as saying in the Washington Post.
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