parents-in-50s-WhartonFamilyPhoto-news7logo“To me, it’s my Christmas miracle,” Joyce Wharton told ABC-7. “I look at the ring, and I think about my mother. It’s like reaching back in time.”

Fifty five years ago, when Joyce was a young girl, she lost her parents after their small plane crash in a remote area of Washington state.

Suddenly, Joyce is reliving happy memories after recently receiving a wondrous gift from a stranger.

Logger Nick Buchanan had persisted for 20 years in his search to find the family who would cherish the wedding ring he found deep in the woods.

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