WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mi. – A Metro Detroit man contacted Local 4 to help him find the owner of a wedding album he found in the ceiling of a Warren business.
Just a day after the story aired, the mystery was solved. The wedding album is now back where it belongs.
Mase Mikhail’s West Bloomfield is the business owner who found the album and wants to return it to the original owner.
In the days leading up to Christmas, Mase and his son cleaned out a shopping center he had just purchased and was looking to rent out on Schoenherr Street in Warren.
“We installed the new drop ceiling and everything else and then when we lifted one of the drop ceilings, I thought, ‘It’s weird to see that there,’” Mase said.
Lynn and George are the couple on the wedding album. They were married on March 14, 1970. The wedding album is in surprisingly good condition as it is half a century old and has been abandoned.
That album belongs to Sarah Protas’ parents.
“When I first got this I wasn’t hopeful and then I went to the Local 4 site and there was my mom and dad. I sent it to my sister and said, ‘That’s not a joke. That’s them,” she said.
The bride on the album, Protas’ mother, died nine years ago of Parkinson’s disease.
“It was like having a piece of my mother back. It was something to give to my daughter, who had never met her. Something to pass on,” says Protas.
The story was so interesting that even the wedding photographer came to Mase.
“He’s so glad it’s back to its owner, which is a miracle,” Mase said.
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