Renovating Husband Cuts Into Ceiling - Then Hidden Purse Falls Out With Wedding Photo Album
Life often throws curveballs at us at our least suspecting moments. One minute you’re going about your daily routine and the next you’re thrown into an adventure. A Florida couple learned this lesson firsthand while remodeling their home.
Bobby Kapsidis was renovating his kitchen when he got a surprise for the ages. Cutting into the ceiling, Bobby watched as drywall and insulation fell to the floor. Along with the bits of building material left in the hole was something different.
As Bobby tried to get a closer look, the item fell and hit him square in the face.
The puzzled homeowner realized that it was an exquisite Cuban purse made from alligator skin. Opening it, Bobby and his wife, Megan, discovered a seemingly ancient photo album.
Stamped with the words “Our Children’s Wedding,” the album commemorated the nuptials of Joseph and Marguerite Garguilo. The beautiful photos were a stunning look at a bygone age. Upon further examination, Bobby and Megan discovered that the Garguilos were married over 50 years ago.
Tucked in the pages of the album was a wedding invitation that dated the ceremony to September 14, 1963. The couple were wed at Woodhaven, New York’s St. Thomas Apostle Church with a reception at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Upon finding the album, the Kapsidis knew that they had to try and locate the Garguilos to return the item. Megan began an intensive search using social media. Posting some of the photos to Facebook, Megan thought she struck gold when she found the Garguilos's phone number only to learn that it was disconnected.
The Kapsidis felt that the search was deeply personal, pointing out how they could be the Garguilos only memories of the ceremony.
Appealing to the media for help, Inside Edition was able to assist the couple locate Marguerite, who is residing at an assisted living facility in Florida. Unfortunately, Joseph passed away several years ago from Parkinson’s disease.
Inside Edition was also able to find another relative of the Garguilos, who told reporters that Joseph and Marguerite were not married for very long before getting a divorce.
Megan was less than thrilled to hear what happened to the Garguilos, calling it a “bummer.” Nevertheless, Megan still hopes to return the album to someone in the Garguilo family, saying that an item like that should never be tossed into the trash.
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