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Old 02-04-2020, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by cellrdwellr View post
Good luck Jim, if it's there, I know you will find it! Keep us posted!
Well Jeff, Dave and everyone who wished me luck this morning before I set out to meet with "A", the wife of "T", who lost his wedding band; within an hour of our meet-up at the soccer field the lost ring was in her hand. [see pics below]

BUT, I did not find it. So, here's my "shaggy dog" story... I've used the first initials "A" and "T" here for the ring's owner and his wife. I have permission to post the photos below.

Back a few months ago, "A's" husband was the goalie at his son's soccer practice when he noticed his large, white-gold wedding band was gone, right after he'd reached out to slap a ball from getting past his defensive position in goal. A search of the immediate area was unproductive. They reached out to a local Facebook page and saw that other rings had been found at the same park, but not theirs.

Back to this morning's search. The ground was still quite frozen where the soccer net had been and there were some field markings to help keep me on a thorough search pattern. "A" also helped mark the outer edge of my coil swing patterns. I wasn't concerned about frozen ground, as a ring lost a few months ago, would be no more than just below the surface, if it had been stepped on.

Curious dog owners and tot lot mothers asked what we were looking for. After 35-40 minutes of searching, another dog walker, Didi, who had stopped to watch us, asked if we were searching for a ring. Yup, you guessed it. Right at the end of soccer season, she had found a "silver" ring (easily mistaken for white gold). "A" described it, including the engraving inside the band and it matched the ring that Didi had found and posted on the town's Facebook page, with no response from an owner. After everyone was satisfied that we were all talking about the same ring, Didi called someone at her house and had them text her a photo of the ring to her phone. A match !!! Didi lives only a block or two away and off she went, with her pooch, to retrieve the lost, now found ring.

Meanwhile, "A" and I are both dumbfounded by the serendipity of the whole situation and thrilled to pieces that her husband, "T" will have his ring again. In addition to the photo's below, I've included a cropped screenshot from a text I received from "A" after I had returned home. I guess if "A" and I had not been out to that park at that time, Didi would not have happened upon us and been able to give the ring back. So I guess I did help a little, after all. Happy ending, all around and nice to meet two really nice people today.

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Old 02-04-2020, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by partsman;:yes:3190392 Jim, thank you so much for all your help. I went to work after jury duty and was met by a very happy lady. She told me about the recovery and showed me pictures of her daughter with the ring.

I will let you supply the details to everyone else.

I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate all of your help.

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Dave,

I have been called on to help recover lost items (rings mostly) a couple times a year. Itís not always successful, but when it is, itís really a good feeling to have been able to reunite the lost item with its owner.

Thanks for being the go-between on this one and allowing me to help. Iíve been told that a visit to the jeweler to re-size the ring will be on the agenda soon.

Happy it all worked out.

Jim

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Old 02-05-2020, 07:00 AM
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Way to go Jim! Itís amazing how everything seemed to come together for this return, Nice work!
Itís nice to see thereís still honest folks out there like Didi as well!

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Thanks Ron. Yeah... some honest people still around. Didi couldnít have been nicer.

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