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  1. #1
    us
    Jun 2009
    Boca Raton, Florida
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    The ring that I found Saturday was returned to it's owner.

    Here's the story....


    I was out hunting one of my favorite beaches on Saturday. This time of year all the easy targets are gone, so I was working a section of the beach with a loose dune to surf grid, to see if I could find a pay line. After a couple of hours of this, the targets were coming very scattered, with no definite line at all, so I just continued with the grid. As I was going along I got a solid hit with a VDI of 29 on my DFX, which is exactly the same as a pull tab. But when I shook the sand from my scoop I was surprised to see this large menís ring with a pretty star sapphire. I placed it in my pouch and continued with my hunt.

    A little further down the beach was a Life Guard stand. as I was working in front of the stand the Life Guard stopped me and asked me if I was looking for the ring that had been lost the day before. I told him that I had not heard of anyone loosing a ring. He then told me that there was a young lady there yesterday that had lost a wedding ring that she wore on a chain around her neck. I told him that if he had any contact information or more details of where the ring was lost, that I would be glad to try and find it for her. He said that he would have to contact Headquarters to get the information and he would let me know.

    So, the day went on and I returned to see the Life Guard about three hours later. He said that he had talked to Headquarters, but the person there did not know anything about the ring. So I gave him my name and number and told him that if anyone found her info to give her my number.

    On Sunday the life Guard called me and told me that they had found her contact information and he had called her and gave her my number. I got home from work on Monday and had a message, it was her. So I called her back, she answered, and I told her who I was and that I heard that she had lost a ring. She started to describe the ring and at first my heart sank, she was describing the Menís ring that I had found on Saturday. I really loved that ring, it even fit me perfectly. But, as the story goes, this was a ring that her Dad wore. He had passed away about six years ago and she said that this ring was the only thing that she had left from her Dad.

    I then told her that I had her ring, I heard her gasp, and then she started to cry. She could not believe that I had the ring and that I was willing to return it to her, she thought it was gone forever. So she came to my apartment to get the ring, I asked her if I could get a picture of her and if it was ok to post it here, she said that was fine.

    So, here is the picture, and, yes, I did get a big hug from her.
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  2. #2
    us
    Feb 2007
    East Central Florida WP
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    Re: The ring that I found Saturday was returned to it's owner.

    Kudos for you. WTG....

    Nice ring. Owner is a cutie.

    Ray S
    Ray S ECenFL

  3. #3

    Nov 2007
    somewhere between here and there, south of over there but north of that place
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    Re: The ring that I found Saturday was returned to it's owner.

    you just scored big time points in other places.
    when you tug on a single thing in nature, you'll find it's connected to the rest of the world. John muir

  4. #4
    us
    Feb 2005
    Spring Hill, Florida
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    Re: The ring that I found Saturday was returned to it's owner.

    YOU are incredible! So many would have kept their mouth shut. What a guy!
    Garrett GTI 1500, CZ-20, White's Dual PI, Bounty Hunter QD II, Ace 250, Determination & persistence!

  5. #5
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    Joe

    Sep 2007
    Long Beach, California
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    Re: The ring that I found Saturday was returned to it's owner.

    Great Job!

    You certainly were a HERO to her and that beats (by a mile!) keeping the ring.

    HH Joe
    Regards, Joe (California)

  6. #6
    us
    Apr 2008
    Springfield, Oregon
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    Re: The ring that I found Saturday was returned to it's owner.

    A BIG dose of GOOD Karma is heading
    your way FSD!!! Congrats on finding the
    ring and the owner. Gold Nuggets
    It's amazing just how much treasure people loose and we manage to find.

  7. #7
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    us
    Jan 2006
    SE Louisiana
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    Re: The ring that I found Saturday was returned to it's owner.

    Kudos to you on finding the ring...it sure is a beauty. I know the young lady is thrilled to have her dad's ring back.

    RR





  8. #8
    us
    Sep 2007
    Sal Sagev Adaven
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    Re: The ring that I found Saturday was returned to it's owner.

    You truely did a good deed . Wtg
    I'll just follow you with My E-trac, Sov GT,or GoldBug Pro.

  9. #9
    us
    Feb 2009
    NE Indiana
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting

    Re: The ring that I found Saturday was returned to it's owner.

    WTG digger. That smile says it all. Well done. HH

    Ed

  10. #10
    us
    Oct 2008
    Northern California
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    Re: The ring that I found Saturday was returned to it's owner.

    Beauty of a ring (love the star sapphire), returned to a beautiful girl, nice job

  11. #11
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    Annmarie, better half of RonandAnn ;)

    Jun 2006
    Virginia Beach
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    Re: The ring that I found Saturday was returned to it's owner.

    What a wonderful thing you did!!! CONGRATS on the find and returning the ring!!!

    As a young teen, I too, use to wear a ring on a chain around my neck that belonged to my father. My father did not pass, but you might as well say he did. When my parents divorced, he divorced his 5 children as well! I was able to see him 25 years later....at his funeral!

    I lost that ring that hung around my neck for many years and one day...the ring and chain were gone! So, I truly understand how that young lady felt. By your kindness and honesty in returning that ring to that young lady, I somehow feel within, like that ring I lost was returned to me!

    Thank you for being such a wonderful, honest man! Your parents raised you well!
    Annmarie
    Illustrator Draftsman Second Class, Enlisted Surface Warfare, U.S. Navy (Retired), Mom of 3, Troop 65 Committee Member, Genealogist 35+ yrs

  12. #12
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    R.I.P. Rich Hartford

    Aug 2006
    Extreme Northern NJ
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    Re: The ring that I found Saturday was returned to it's owner.

    That young lady's smile tells it all. You did the right thing. Kudos to you.

  13. #13
    ca
    Oct 2009
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    Re: The ring that I found Saturday was returned to it's owner.

    You made her day! Its hard enough losing a parent but once they've gone and you lose something with sentimental value it truly does break your heart. You will be rewarded with other wonderful finds I'm sure.

  14. #14
    us
    Sep 2009
    Florida
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    Re: The ring that I found Saturday was returned to it's owner.

    100% class act.

    Good on you for doing the right thing by returning it.

    Also don't forget the lifeguard and him being concerned enough to follow up, making of the connection to have this all happen.

    Maybe someday we'll meet while hitting one of the local beaches.

    PK


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    PBK
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