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  1. #1

    Feb 2007
    Arlington Heights, IL
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    Owner of 1971 class ring found

    Last fall while hunting a scout camp with Kimsdad and Des Plaines Silver Bob, I found a 10K gold 1971 class ring
    from one of the local high schools that was buried under an old tree.

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    In December, I was able to look at a 1971 yearbook from that school and found a name that matched the
    initials inscribed on the ring. I "Googled" the student's name and was able to get a phone number so I
    made the call. At first, the ring's owner thought I was trying to sell him something but after asking him if
    he attended the high school on the ring, he became more curious. I then asked if he still had his high
    school class ring and he replied: "I lost it right after my parents bought it for me. . . it was gold and had
    a green stone with the school's logo on it." When I told him I had found it, there was dead silence on the
    phone. . . he then said "I'm speechless." I sent it back to him just in time for Christmas. . . he said that he
    wanted to give it to his teenage son.

    In a way, I was sad to see the ring go. . . it was the first gold ring I ever found. . . but still very happy
    that I was able to track down it's owner.

    There's sort of an interesting "twist" to this story because during my last hunt in 2008, I found my SECOND
    gold class ring about 10-days after I returned my first one back to it's owner. Here's a picture that one. . . more
    research is in the works. . . I have a full name inscribed on this one

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    Thanks for looking!
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  2. #2
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    Apr 2006
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    Re: Owner of 1971 class ring found

    very nice job!!! Looks like you are doing great in terms of rings!!!
    Anyone can make life interesting you just have to go out there and do things instead of sitting on your butt doing nothing. Second quote: Life is about trying new things not just standing around.

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    MUD(S.W.A.T)

    Apr 2005
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    Re: Owner of 1971 class ring found

    Wow, WTG !!

    Keep @ it and HH!!
    TAG: MUD(S.W.A.T)
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    "Where you find Silver, you should find Gold."

  4. #4
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    Re: Owner of 1971 class ring found

    Great going Mark,
    Congrats!

    You made someone's day a whole lot brighter.

  5. #5
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    Re: Owner of 1971 class ring found

    You did just what I thought a man of your character would do.Great find and terrific job in research and a great act of honesty.

  6. #6
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    Apr 2006
    DES PLAINES IL
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    Re: Owner of 1971 class ring found

    Way To Go Buddy!!!!!!!!!


    Super Fantastic

    Now That's what this Hobby is About !!!!!!!!!

    GOTTA LOVE THIS HOBBY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and Happy Hunting from Des Plaines IL ( D P Bob )

  7. #7

    Aug 2005
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    Re: Owner of 1971 class ring found

    You RULE!

    That is surely a demonstration of integrity, and will reflect highly on our hobby. Karma will not come around to bite you in the butt, but may kiss your butt instead lol.

  8. #8
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    Apr 2008
    Moronica, northwest of Chicago.
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    Re: Owner of 1971 class ring found

    Nice job, Mark!!

    Looks like you have some wintertime research cut out for you with that second ring. I hope you get to find a "keeper" gold ring soon!!
    Neil
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    Sep 2007
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    Re: Owner of 1971 class ring found

    WTG on that!! I was just strting out last year and found my first class ring from 1986. It was an easy return as the town is small. It's a good feeling when you do that

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    Sep 2007
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    Re: Owner of 1971 class ring found

    Great Return!

    I really like reading these kind of stories. I congratulate you on your integrity.

    It's sad when a "cold" call out of the blue disturbs some people. I had that experience trying to return a WW2 dog tag. The elderly wife just figured I was scamming her and hung up with a "I don't want it." But we gotta try.

    HH Joe

    Regards, Joe (California)

 

 

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