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  1. #1

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    1953 class ring: returned and received! Update - pictures attached!

    For those of you following the saga of the West View High School class ring (1953) I found last Saturday, I mailed it yesterday morning, with delivery promised by 3PM Saturday. While watching Miss halfdime at her horse riding lesson this morning (Friday), my cell rang; it was J H M, calling to tell me that the ring had just arrived! He was delighted to have it, and will be sending pictures early next week. When I get them, I'll attach them to this thread. As he still has family in the Pittsburgh area (remember, his son and I attend the same church), he makes frequent visits back here and would like to meet face to face. If not for the initials in his ring, none of this would have happened!
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    A gentleman farmer named Floyd
    With some of his kin was annoyed
    The boys in their youth
    Did not know the truth
    And one of his tools was destroyed

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    us
    Feb 2008
    Chester County, Pennsylvania
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    Re: 1953 class ring: returned and received!

    Congrats half WTG
    That which does not kill us, only makes us stronger!!

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    Re: 1953 class ring: returned and received!

    Cool story and nice job on finding the owner.

    HH Charlie


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    Re: 1953 class ring: returned and received!

    It's a good feeling to finally get some closure to the
    ongoing chore of returning a ring. When you finally meet
    face to face, that will be the instant that all will be worth while.
    congrats and looking forward to the pics. Gold Nuggets
    It's amazing just how much treasure people loose and we manage to find.

  5. #5
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    Re: 1953 class ring: returned and received!

    great job on returning that class ring !!
    ALLEN

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    Mar 2009
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    Re: 1953 class ring: returned and received!


    Glad everything worked out well for the both of you thank for sharing!
    Just remember if your going to go down, go down swinggin!

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    Re: 1953 class ring: returned and received!

    that just one of those things that makes you feel warm all over. kudos to you

    Sniffer

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    Re: 1953 class ring: returned and received!

    hello "halfdime" i wish i could shake your hand. that was a very good thing you have done. i just came across this thread this morning. and i got to tell you it warms my heart to know there are still good and honest people out there. i hear lots of stories about metal detectorest finding things people have lost for "years" and returning it to them. it just goes to show that us detector guys are pretty cool lol. well my freind i just want to say THANK YOU! for being a great and honest person. two thumbs up. "god bless" ben.

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    Oct 2006
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    Re: 1953 class ring: returned and received!

    Quote Originally Posted by bangorguy
    hello "halfdime" i wish i could shake your hand. that was a very good thing you have done. i just came across this thread this morning. and i got to tell you it warms my heart to know there are still good and honest people out there. i hear lots of stories about metal detectorest finding things people have lost for "years" and returning it to them. it just goes to show that us detector guys are pretty cool lol. well my freind i just want to say THANK YOU! for being a great and honest person. two thumbs up. "god bless" ben.
    Thanks for the kind words! While I am an honest person (you should see my tax returns ), this wasn't a case of being honest. Had I chosen not to pursue the owner of this ring, I wouldn't have felt a twinge of guilt about it; this was just what I wanted to do. I found another class ring about two years ago and made an effort to find its owner; I got no response to overtures I made with the school and class officers so I finally sold it - and felt no remorse about it. That ring also had initials in it, and any help at all from others would have gotten the ring returned (probably). In this case, I wanted the experience of sleuthing more than I wanted the $30 or so the ring would have fetched. I also wanted to use the opportunity to cast our hobby in a good light; my first thread about this ring mentions a visit I had from the police just after I found the ring. Whoever called them must have imagined me/us as some kind of bandit and finding the ring's original owner might dispel that notion. The pastor of the church where I found it is going to tell his congregation the whole story tomorrow; that's a lot of people who will hear positive things about our hobby! He'll also advise them the best way to go about finding a ring they might have lost .
    A gentleman farmer named Floyd
    With some of his kin was annoyed
    The boys in their youth
    Did not know the truth
    And one of his tools was destroyed

  10. #10
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    Re: 1953 class ring: returned and received!

    cool story !!!!
    wtg on the runion
    I quit smoking 2/26/08
    cleaning  Earth 1 pulltab at a time.

  11. #11
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    Feb 2007
    East Central Florida WP
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    Re: 1953 class ring: returned and received!

    halfdime,
    WTG on the return.

    Good Karma in store for you.


    Ray S
    Ray S ECenFL

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    Re: 1953 class ring: returned and received!

    Great ending for that ring! And with the story of the return to the congregation, I'm sure you'll be getting a few phone calls from some of those church members soon. Way to 1/2!! 8)

    Nana

  13. #13
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    Your best find is still in the ground somewhere

    Jan 2007
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    Re: 1953 class ring: returned and received!

    Nice job!! I'm still in the process of finding the owner of the one I found last week, and I'm staying hopeful!

    I wish I could be at your church tomorrow to hear the story. If your church is like ours, maybe they make cds of the sermons for people who can't attend. It would be nice to get a copy for yourself.

    Again, nice work!

    Nat

  14. #14

    Oct 2006
    Zelienople
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    Re: 1953 class ring: returned and received!

    Quote Originally Posted by Natman
    Nice job!! I'm still in the process of finding the owner of the one I found last week, and I'm staying hopeful!

    I wish I could be at your church tomorrow to hear the story. If your church is like ours, maybe they make cds of the sermons for people who can't attend. It would be nice to get a copy for yourself.

    Again, nice work!

    Nat
    Nat, I don't go to the church where the ring was found (anymore). They may tape the sermon, but usually not the whole service; it's not likely that the story found its way onto a recording. That would have been nice, though! Good luck on your return!
    A gentleman farmer named Floyd
    With some of his kin was annoyed
    The boys in their youth
    Did not know the truth
    And one of his tools was destroyed

  15. #15

    Oct 2006
    Zelienople
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    Re: 1953 class ring: returned and received!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nana40
    Great ending for that ring! And with the story of the return to the congregation, I'm sure you'll be getting a few phone calls from some of those church members soon. Way to 1/2!! 8)

    Nana
    Boy would I love a few phone calls!
    A gentleman farmer named Floyd
    With some of his kin was annoyed
    The boys in their youth
    Did not know the truth
    And one of his tools was destroyed

 

 
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