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  1. #1
    us
    Jan 2008
    Nebraska
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    Tears of JOY on Valentines Day

    I have been reading all of your posts for a couple years now, but I have never posted one myself. I felt I needed to post this. I received a call from a couple I know Friday evening telling me their daughter-in-law lost her wedding ring. They knew I detected and asked for my help.
    Here in central Nebraska we received about 7 inches of snow Friday. When she left classes at college Friday, she went out to brush the snow off her vehicle. In the process of doing so, her ring fell off. Now she's only been married for 2 months. She was heart broken. I agreed to help, not knowing much of the details. I hoped they hadn't bladed the snow yet where she was parked. When they arrived to pick me up Saturday for the 40 minute drive, I grabbed my Whites XLT for this outing, giving the Minelab a break. I was thinking of the XLT's coin/jewelry preset program.
    We get there and I am introduced to her and her dad. While she is explaining it to her in-laws, I find some open ground to do a ground balance with the XLT. Oh, I should also say they have not bladed the parking lot yet, which gives me a better chance. As I'm walking back to the area she was parked I'm thinking this is not going to be successful. Was I wrong. I take one swing of the coil and to my surprise it gives me a signal. I look at the screen and it says foil or ring. I'm thinking no way. I swing a few more times and then pinpoint. Her dad bends over with his gardening tool and chips at the ice. Would you believe out pops her ring. After I collect myself I look at my friends daughter-in-law and see tears running down her face.
    Now don't get me wrong. There's nothing better then seeing silver in my plug or hole that I have dug, but I know it doesn't get any better than seeing her reaction when she sees her ring come out of the ice. Sorry I don't have any pictures of the ring, but this is a find not soon to be forgotten. Thanks for reading.

    Big E

  2. #2
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    Joe

    Sep 2007
    Long Beach, California
    XP Deus, White's Surfmaster Dual Field, Tesoro Sand Shark, Garrett ATX
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    Re: Tears of JOY on Valentines Day

    Hey...I hope you keep on posting now!

    Congrats on finding her ring..it's a great feeling and does our hobby good.

    I wish you'd had a photo. I located a lost ring at the breach last year and forgot my camera. The people drove me to their house after I was successful and took a few photos for me and e-mailed them to me.

    Take a look at the "Honorable Mention" category...there's some more nice stories there. Gotta love this hobby.

    HH Joe
    Regards, Joe (California)

  3. #3
    seger98

    Re: Tears of JOY on Valentines Day

    Nice story, And welcome to Treasure Net. Like Drjoeprime said, I hope it's not your last post..


    Chris

  4. #4
    us
    Jan 2007
    South Carolina
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    Re: Tears of JOY on Valentines Day

    Big E....It doesn't get much better than that does it. Great thing to do and Welcome to TNet. Don't be shy, post away.

  5. #5
    us
    Sep 2006
    Montana
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    Re: Tears of JOY on Valentines Day

    Welcome Big E!

    Nice work... keep on posting so the others who never post have more to read!


  6. #6
    us
    Nov 2006
    Mobile, Al
    Garrett GTI 2500, Garrett Master Hunter
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    Re: Tears of JOY on Valentines Day

    That is definitely a gratifying experience. Unfortunately, i have never been able to track down the owners of some of the rings i have found. My partner Birdman on the the other hand, well he has been in the paper twice in past year and half with people that he has tracked down. So when you see him around T-net give him props.

  7. #7
    us
    Dec 2008
    Portsmouth, VA
    XP DEUS/Garrett
    193
    74 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Tears of JOY on Valentines Day

    WOW!! Nice ending! Glad you found the ring and made her day! WTG!

  8. #8
    us
    Lookit Tha Size O' Those Hog-Mollies!!!

    Jan 2009
    SW MO
    Garrett AT Pro/ Fisher M-Scope 1280-X
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    4590 times

    Re: Tears of JOY on Valentines Day

    Nice story. Way to go!!!
    now let's see some of the goodies you got to keep!!!

  9. #9
    us
    Jan 2009
    E-trac, Excal, ACE 250 for my son
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Tears of JOY on Valentines Day

    Way to start off with a bang!
    Let's keep it positive

  10. #10
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    Ed

    Sep 2006
    Alabama
    Garrett GTI 2500 & Ace 250, White's DFX, Minelab Explorer XS
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    Re: Tears of JOY on Valentines Day

    Great Job!!
    Ed

  11. #11
    us
    Nov 2008
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    Re: Tears of JOY on Valentines Day

    your the man!! post away. willy.

  12. #12
    us
    Dec 2008
    in my own little world :)
    Fisher 1280x Minlab E-Trac Garrett Pinpointer
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    Re: Tears of JOY on Valentines Day

    only one word
    "AWESOME"
    hh
    Dan

  13. #13

    Feb 2008
    Ohio
    Whites DFX
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    Re: Tears of JOY on Valentines Day

    Nice story Big E!!

  14. #14

    Mar 2005
    Madisonville, TN
    Whites XLT, MXT,..Tesoro Vaquero, Silver UMax, Compadre, Tejon,..BH LandRanger..Pioneer 505.. GC1023..Teknetics Delta 4000, Gamma 6000, Eurotek Pro..Fisher F2, F4, F5, F70
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    Re: Tears of JOY on Valentines Day

    Great story !!! WTG !!!
    Refusing to think "outside the box" is an indication of square thinking.

  15. #15
    us
    Feb 2009
    Minnesota
    Fisher F2
    486
    7 times

    Re: Tears of JOY on Valentines Day

    nice rescue.. Your the man. MDing prove's to be a true hero again.

    Nice job.
    Happy Digging from Twin Digger's

 

 
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