Jane Fine Foster wasn’t planning on stepping inside A Robin’s Nest, an antique shop located in Grand Junction, Colorado. However, that changed when she saw her mother’s 1948 wedding photo shining in the shop’s window display. That wasn’t the only discovery she made that day.
Jane rushed into the store, trying to grasp just exactly what was going on. She kept blinking, wondering if she was really staring at a picture of her own mother.
She hadn’t seen the photo for over a decade, when her family forgot to make a payment on a storage locker and all of their belongings were auctioned off.
In the video below, posted in February 2017, Jane asks, “Why would I be downtown and just happen to be in that block and happen to see it? It just boggles my mind.”
Then, she laid eyes on something even more amazing: her mother’s wedding dress, wrapped in pieces of newspaper dated June 22, 1948.
“To say I was shocked, stunned, near paralyzed is the understatement,” Jane explains. “I actually screamed out loud.”
She asked the store owner, Shane Allerheiligen, how much the dress would cost her. Once he realized that the woman in the photo and owner of the wedding dress was Jane’s mother, he couldn’t put a price on her happiness.
Jane recalls him saying, “There is no price for this dress. It has made its way back to you. It’s home.”
Although it was unclear how the dress and photo got to A Robin’s Nest, Shane was just glad to give the wedding dress back to its rightful owner. For her part, Jane was overjoyed to have the memories of her mom come back into her life.
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