Jim Campbell of Bedford County buys a lot of cars. Some he collects, others he resells. He’s in the business, at Bedford Motors, and that keeps him on the road a lot, traveling to various auctions in this region.
Today, Campbell’s trying to do a good deed, one that’s important to somebody. He found a box of photos lying in the road when he was driving back from a recent auto auction, and he wants to get them into the hands of the rightful owners.
They’re family pictures, several dozen of them. Some used to be framed. I say “used to be” because some of those frames were run over by cars and trucks before Campbell happened upon them. He can’t bear the thought that somewhere, there’s a family that has lost a piece of its history.
Campbell, 67, found them a couple of weeks ago. He believes it was on a Thursday, probably Aug. 23, but he’s not rock solid on the date. He was on his way back from an auto-buying expedition in North Carolina.
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