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    "UPDATE " class ring return

    I have an up date on the class ring I found a few days ago. The ring had a partial first name in it and a full last name . I Googled the the class of 1983 for the school that was on the ring . The search brought up the schools yearbook for that year . I got an instant match on the last name but the first name wasn't even close .So after a Google search of the name that was in the yearbook it turns out that person lives in the same town where the Highschool is also I should add that that town and school is about 150 miles from where I found the ring. So I thought maybe the letters in the ring may have been a nickname or at least this person may know who owned the ring . A few searches later of the first name gave me a phone # and an address. I made the phone call and after a few mins of small talk I ask the guy on the phone if he in fact graduated from that school in 1983 and that I had found a class ring while metal detecting. I told him the that the last name in the ring matched his but the first name did not . I told him I could only make out the first two letters of the first name it looked like "Bo" or Be". The guys voice instantly changed and began crack . He told me the was not his he said " that would be my brother Ben" . He explained to me that BEn had suffered a massive stroke 3 years ago and and had passed away . He also explained that his parents had a summer home about 15 miles from where I live . So his brother may have lost it on one of there family vacations . He offered to drive the 150 mile to pick up the ring . And I told him there was no need to do that I would drop in the mail and that I was sorry for his family's loss and I was glad that I could return the ring back to the family ..
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    Fantastic story and thanks for sharing. One reason I love returning rings, you find history and you find people that have sentimental attachment to them. I would also mail that with no charge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by digger dad View Post
    I have an up date on the class ring I found a few days ago. The ring had a partial first name in it and a full last name . I Googled the the class of 1983 for the school that was on the ring . The search brought up the schools yearbook for that year . I got an instant match on the last name but the first name wasn't even close .So after a Google search of the name that was in the yearbook it turns out that person lives in the same town where the Highschool is also I should add that that town and school is about 150 miles from where I found the ring. So I thought maybe the letters in the ring may have been a nickname or at least this person may know who owned the ring . A few searches later of the first name gave me a phone # and an address. I made the phone call and after a few mins of small talk I ask the guy on the phone if he in fact graduated from that school in 1983 and that I had found a class ring while metal detecting. I told him the that the last name in the ring matched his but the first name did not . I told him I could only make out the first two letters of the first name it looked like "Bo" or Be". The guys voice instantly changed and began crack . He told me the was not his he said " that would be my brother Ben" . He explained to me that BEn had suffered a massive stroke 3 years ago and and had passed away . He also explained that his parents had a summer home about 15 miles from where I live . So his brother may have lost it on one of there family vacations . He offered to drive the 150 mile to pick up the ring . And I told him there was no need to do that I would drop in the mail and that I was sorry for his family's loss and I was glad that I could return the ring back to the family ..

    Wow, incredible. Good on you - what a meaningful return! loved reading this.

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    Very rewarding to be part of that, good job.
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    Touching story and Great return!! Hope karma returns the favor to you.
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    Good for you
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    Thanks for taking the time to share this story. Major kudos to you for the research, time and effort in locating the original owner of this ring. I'm sure it will be a special keepsake for the surviving family members.
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    Great story! You made the family members very happy! WTG!
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    Kudos to you DD, I had a tears swelling up in y eyes as I read your post. You are a credit to the hobby.

    I nominate "Honorable Mention"

    Maybe someday I'll have a chance to shine like you did.
    Rescuing Coins 1 Beep at a time

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    Awesome! Great job on the research.
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    Well ,, I'm gonna ring up an Honorable Mention
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    I want to thank everyone for the kind words !! It really was very rewarding for me to give back to the family that has lost so much . Also my 11 year old son was with me when we found the ring so he was involved in the whole process of the return . It was just as rewarding to me to teach him a life lesson that every young person should learn ..

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    Excellent job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skippy SH13 View Post
    THAT is more than worth the Honorable Mention that I've already submitted. Nice job, Dad. :0)
    Thank you Skippy, I really appreciate that !!

 

 
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