Tornado carries wedding memories from Illinois to Indiana

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CROSSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Mementoes of an Illinois couple’s wedding and engagement have been found nearly 50 miles away in Indiana after a tornado tore their home from its foundations.

WFIE-TV reports that a bag containing an engagement picture, wedding day invitations and a bride’s garter was whisked from Charlie and Kim Jacobs’ home in Crossville, Illinois, when the tornado hit Feb. 28. The bag was later found, intact, on Tracy Vinson’s farm in Hazleton, Indiana.

Vinson realized she may have found “the one thing they have left from their home” and posted photos on Facebook. About 90 minutes and dozens of comments and shares later, she had tracked the couple down.

Charlie and Kim Jacobs say they’re amazed their items traveled that far. Vinson and the couple plan to meet this week.