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Old 05-10-2022, 08:57 PM
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A friends sister lost her diamond wedding ring, so he ask me to try to find it for her. Her husband had passed away almost a year to the day she lost it. She had been wearing it on a chain around her neck. The chain somehow broke while doing yard work. She was heartbroken and worried sick about it.

She knew where she worked in the flower beds and where she had trimmed trees on the back property line. No luck in the flower beds and was near the end of the line of the trees she had been trimming when I found it. Needless to say the tears flowed when I said I found it. She had already went out and bought me some beer. She tried to give me a hundred dollar bill. I took the beer, but I wouldn't take the money.

I'm really glad it was a happy ending!
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Old 05-10-2022, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by longbow62 View post
.... Needless to say the tears flowed when I said I found it. ....
You can't put a price on human relations stories like that. Luv the "md'r to the rescue" stories. Good on you !
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Old 05-10-2022, 09:25 PM
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Thanks Tom! The beer payment was her brothers idea. I had no expectations of payment.

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Old 05-10-2022, 10:24 PM
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The beer was a nice touch.
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Old 05-10-2022, 11:13 PM
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Awesome story, way to go!

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Very Nice!!! Good Job!!! Congrats!!!

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Good on you longbow, if you ever come to Pittsburgh I'll buy you a beer as well. And I've seen it, the gratitude in their eyes, the look on their face, nothing else needed. Well done . Mark

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Old 05-11-2022, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Martin_V3i View post
The beer was a nice touch.
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Awesome story, way to go!
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Very Nice!!! Good Job!!! Congrats!!!
Thanks,

I will say she's been through a very bad and traumatic thing losing her husband. She did not need another thing like losing the ring to cause her any more grief.

So if anyone ever ask what my greatest find was I believe I'll tell them this one for sure.

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Old 05-11-2022, 12:23 AM
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Originally Posted by markinswpa View post
Good on you longbow, if you ever come to Pittsburgh I'll buy you a beer as well. And I've seen it, the gratitude in their eyes, the look on their face, nothing else needed. Well done . Mark
Thanks Mark, and yes your right. Nothing else needed.

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Great job there! I've gotten tremendous satisfaction on all my recoveries as well. However, I have a fee! They must take a picture with the item.

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Well done Longbow! Your kindness will be rewarded more than the beer.

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.... So if anyone ever ask what my greatest find was I believe I'll tell them this one for sure.
That's a good point.

For example: When I have guests over to my house, and lead them through my personal collection tray cabinets, I'll be busy pointing out gold coins, seateds, reales, relics, etc... But meantime, my wife is regaling the guest with posse-hunt rescue stories. AS IF THOSE ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN GOLD COINS, doh!
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Originally Posted by FelixtheCat View post
Great job there! I've gotten tremendous satisfaction on all my recoveries as well. However, I have a fee! They must take a picture with the item.
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Well done Longbow! Your kindness will be rewarded more than the beer.
Thanks!

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Nice recovery, those always make you feel good!
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Great job longbow62! The entire L&F story was pure gold just by its self.

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Another great ring find story. Great job longbow62, enjoy the beer.
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Good of you to take the beer. Congrats on the return!

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Originally Posted by beepsticker View post
Nice recovery, those always make you feel good!
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Great job longbow62! The entire L&F story was pure gold just by its self.
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Another great ring find story. Great job longbow62, enjoy the beer.
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Good of you to take the beer. Congrats on the return!
Thanks guys, sipping on one right now.

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Since it's a 1st and for a friend , nice job. You won't forget it. But if you ever get in the habit of returns , I will never turn down a cash bonus. It makes up for the ones who snatch it out of your hand with barely a thanks. In fact , some cultures find it an insult if you don't take it. It makes THEM feel good for giving. Speaking from experience....
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Originally Posted by KOB View post
... In fact , some cultures find it an insult if you don't take it. It makes THEM feel good for giving. Speaking from experience....

I've seen this as well, and forget which culture that was. One of the Asian countries, if I recall.
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