Construction workers in Detroit found a time capsule containing meaningful memories

A simple black purse that was stolen from Margaret Friedlander 62-years-ago was discovered and contained items like a photo of her father and a handkerchief from her mother.
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discovery bringing back memories and treasures. An act of kindness taking one woman back to 1957. They found the purse back in this corner. Reporter: In downtown Detroit, construction workers just found a time capsule with one incredible treasure. This simple black purse. And inside, so many clues. Photos, keys, a sailor's commissionertificate, and a first aid card dated 1956 with the name Margaret Friedlander. It was so old, the purse was dusty, and everything inside the purse was amazing, that you just knew these were awesome things that someone would want back. Reporter: The wife of the construction worker who found it posted what happened on Facebook, showing the items in the purse. Even googling Margaret Friedlander's wedding announcement to help in the search. And I found the names of Margie's kids. Reporter: Eventually tracking down Margaret's son, sending him the purse. When I looked through, right away it was clear this was my mom's stuff. Reporter: And this is the moment Margaret freidlander sees the purse she lost in 1957. Do you remember it? Yes. Reporter: Opening her purse and going back in time. It's just amazing that they're still intact. Reporter: A photo of her father, who had died two years earlier. Her prom picture. A social security card. A handkerchief given to her by her mother. The key to her office. Lipstick and a compact with powder still in it. 62 years ago, this purse, these memories, were stolen from her. Now back where they belong. It means a great deal to me. And now I'm crying again. But it does, it's things that I don't have anymore. What a find. Thanks so much for watching tonight. I'm Tom llamas in New York. Have a great evening.

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