By Joe Kimball | Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010
Sometimes, a souvenir jeweled egg doesn't look like a harmless keepsake, especially in an airport X-ray machine, where apparently it can be mistaken for a grenade.
That's what happened Saturday to Mary McNab, a nurse at Rochester's Mayo Clinic, who was bringing home two treasures from Russia last week.
The first — and by far, more precious — was Hannah, 3½, her newly adopted daughter from Krasnoyarsk.
The second: a $70 souvenir Faberge egg, purchased from a Kremlin gift shop the day before they started home. Hannah traveled well on the long journey; it was the egg, stored in a carry-on bag, that caused some airport angst.
The two were returning to Minnesota from the three-week adoption trek and flew from Moscow to Frankfurt, where they had a two-hour wait for a connecting Lufthansa flight to Chicago.
"We had to switch termi
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