July 31, 2009

Records from thrift store belonged to mom

A California man said he was shocked to learn a handful of old records he picked up at an antique shop once belonged to his mother, who died in 1979.

Paul Campfield, 68, of Sacramento, said he recently purchased the records for $2 at a store in Sutter Creek and later found the lick-on labels identifying their owner as his mother, May O. Rainey, who died in 1970 in Redding, Calif, the Sacramento Bee reported Friday.

It's just a thrill, a genuine thrill, Campfield said. I think my mother is still with me.

The records included music by Elvis Presley, Freddy Cannon and the Coasters.

There's a reason for this, Campfield said. I don't really believe in ghosts, but who knows.