A heartwarming story has emerged from Bedford, IN, where Kammi (Solmes) Contreras has found a box full of sentimental items that belonged to Elizabeth Freeman. Contreras was given the box of her grandmother's personal items after her father passed away, and discovered items belonging to Freeman. She believes Elizabeth may have rented a home in Bedford from her grandparents in the 1950s, and left the items behind when she moved.
The mementos are related to her son, Stanley Freeman, who was in the army during WWII. Contreras has been researching for a long time trying to find the correct Freeman family and believes she may have finally located Stanley Freeman’s son, Henry Ralph Freeman, living in Marion. However, she has been unable to locate a working email or phone number for him. Contreras has reached out to the local news, hoping to confirm that this Henry is indeed a descendant of Elizabeth and Stanley Freeman so she can return the pictures and mementos to the appropriate family. The items have sentimental value, and Contreras does not want anything in return. She simply wants to return the items to the rightful family, as she knows her grandmother would have wanted her to do so.
Contreras will be flying into Ft. Wayne, IN next month to visit her family and is happy to deliver the items in person, assuming they have found the correct family. This story is a beautiful example of the power of human kindness, and how one act of goodwill can bring closure and joy to someone's life.
If you or someone you know are a descendant of the Feeeman’s, Kammi would love to hear from you.
Contact: Kammi (Solmes) Contreras
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