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    The Little Silver Kitty Returned

    I wrote this up awhile back for Kellyco's website but never posted it here for some reason. After posting the story of the Flung Ring return, I thought, why not post this story on the forum since it was one of the most personally meaningful returns of my metal detecting life. Although the returned item was not all that valuable in monetary terms, it was priceless to the lady who lost it and became even more priceless to Mary and me as we put it back in her hands.

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    My wife Mary and I were spending a nice day at Daytona Beach Pier this past summer..she for painting and me for detecting. While I was hunting the beach, Mary struck up a conversation with a lady she met there. The lady was very pleasant and told her that she and her boyfriend were homeless and lived in a makeshift tent right on the beach. She said the local police leave them alone as they routinely clean up the beach of litter and don’t bother anyone.

    As the conversation continued, she told Mary that she had lost a sterling silver charm the day before and although she and her boyfriend searched for hours, they failed to find it. The small charm was the head of a kitty with red “ruby” stones on its head and black eyes. The little charm was extremely meaningful to her and likely one of the most valuable items she owned. Mary told her of my metal detecting and asked if she would like me to try and find it.

    The lady was overjoyed at the prospect but said she didn’t hold out much hope of ever getting her little kitty back.

    Mary brought me over to the area where the lady said she thought it was lost and I began the grid search. About 10 minutes later I got that familiar exciting high tone of silver. In my scoop was a little kitty’s head with red “ruby” stones and black eyes!

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    When I brought it to her, she began to tear up, thanked me profusely and asked if she could hug me. She called over to her boyfriend who was busy making little items out of palm fronds he sold to tourists.

    The smile on her face and the tear in her eye was absolutely the best reward Mary and I could have ever hoped for that day.

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    Thats a great story Ive returned a few rings and its a good feeling no matter what it is you return Its that you have a good heart and good values for our hobby to return something thats has value to someone. Good job Honorable Mention
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    Hope you had fun at the beach Tommy
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    Nice job!
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    It is so nice to hear stories of compassion and humanity, especially for people who are likely marginalized. Kudos to you and Mary!
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    Always makes me feel good when others do good.
    Congrats and thanks for the good feelings.
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    Thank you all for those most kind words. It was a very good day indeed.
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    Would she like another one? Not silver however.....just plated junk metal. Found it a couple of weeks ago.
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