You know what they say: One man's trash is another man's treasure.
That's why Michigan couple Larry and Emily Wallace went dumpster diving recently; a house fire several years back left them reeling and in need of many new household items. But this time, the pair found family treasures that seem to have been trashed by mistake.
Among their findings? A veteran's diary from the front lines of the Vietnam War, photos, jewelry and a Vietnam War ring -- plus a wedding album dating back to 1939 that reads, "Robert Currie and Lois Wright bound in holy matrimony."
Now, the pair wants to return the items to their rightful owners. Larry Wallace told Fox 2 News, "I'm quite sure it's more valuable to them than it is to me."
People with information about the family are being asked to contact the station at (248) 395-FOX2.
And there's hope for the couple yet; in late June, a UK woman found an old wedding album while clearing out her parents' home after her father's death. She sent the story to the Birmingham Mail in hopes of tracking down the couple -- and she was successful. The photos were returned to Patrick and Rose Roach over sixty years after their 1952 nuptials.
"It's a miracle to have it back," 84-year-old Patrick Roach said.
Also on HuffPost:
"My grandparents Wayne & Shirley Cole on their wedding day in the late 1950s." Via <a href="https://twitter.com/oshanada/status/243747603714560000" target="_hplink">@oshanada</a>
"My grandparents and great-grandmothers. Sumter, South Carolina, 1952." Via <a href="https://twitter.com/RobynTif/status/243780217083154432" target="_hplink">@RobynTif</a>
"Ron and Judy Dlobik. #barbieandken." Via <a href="https://twitter.com/_ladyzsazsa_/status/243761900628869121" target="_hplink">@_ladyzsazsa_</a>
"My Nonna, Flavia (pictured), married my Pappa, Charles, in 1953. They met in Libya, where Flavia grew up, when Charles was serving in the Air Force. When they met -- while she gave him a pedicure in a nail salon, a customary off-duty past-time -- she only spoke Italian and he only English. But, they fell in love anyway and stayed married for nearly 52 years (plenty of time for them to each learn each other's languages!) until Charles passed away in 2005. (Flavia passed away in 2009.) I miss them every day!" Via HuffPost staff writer <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/natasha-burton/" target="_hplink">Natasha Burton</a>
"My mother and father in-law are awesome grandparents. And still very much in love, even more-so after all of these years. Here are two pictures of them: one from their wedding day, and another from their 50th wedding anniversary (next slide) that we celebrated a couple of weeks ago. They are grandparents to 11 grand-kids. And hopefully, more in the not-so-distant future. I hope my own marriage is much like theirs and someday my husband and I will get to celebrate just like they did!" Via Kristin Daly
Grandma and Grandpa Daly's 50th wedding anniversary.
Via Tony Chliek
Via Megan Boger
"Sending these pics for my mother. These are her parents, Lionel and Judith Rioux. They were married November 1960 in Bury St. Edmunds, England." Via Kyle Bell