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    High School Class Ring Returned

    Hello All,

    I returned a High School Class ring a while back. Dug at the beach in Texas this summer and it took a while to track down the owner.

    Here it was in a photo with my haul of goodies from the beach:

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    And on the way to return it:

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    The kid who lost it is a graduating senior this spring. I actually had business in the area where he lived and so I made an appointment to return the ring to him and his family. He didn't seem too excited but just said "thanks." No photo with the happy owner, or his parents. Was waiting to post, hoping his parents might reach out to me with at least a thank you note afterward. (I left my mailing address with them and told them "No Reward--just a kind note.") No note came.

    I've returned many rings over the past 27 years, and I've had a real mixed bag of experiences--everything from offering of cash rewards (always declined) to semi-accusations "where did you get that?"). I've been told many wonderful back stories of how rings were lost, and where, and when. (Which is so nice, since we detectorists seldom get to know how the items we found were lost.) I've returned rings to the owners who thanked me with tears in their eyes. I've also returned some rings to owners who didn't seem to care at all, including a wedding band to a man who had remarried and who laughed in my face: "From my first wife?! That's hilarious!"

    Yes, it's been a mixed bag on ring returns. But it's important never to sacrifice your own sense of right and wrong or lower your standards, no matter what your last experience was. Just like detecting, we don't hang up our detectors because of one bad experience in the field, or one hunt where we got skunked.

    The benefits are always greater than the losses in the long run if you stick to the high road.



    Wishing all of you happy and safe 2018,


    Buck
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    Good for you Buck, and great attitude. Things come to easy for most folks these days and it seems sentimental value is becoming a thing of the past. Sad. Hopefully your good deed will come back in karma.
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    Quote Originally Posted by relic nut View Post
    Good for you Buck, and great attitude. Things come to easy for most folks these days and it seems sentimental value is becoming a thing of the past. Sad. Hopefully your good deed will come back in karma.
    Thanks my friend
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    1835 Capped Bust Half Dime
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    1842-O and 1853 (with arrows) Seated Dimes
    1893 Barber Dime
    1856-O Seated Quarter
    Dateless Standing Liberty Quarter
    1945 Silver Washington Quarter
    1939 Mercury Dime
    Counterfeit 8 Reales
    Four 1944 Philippine Occupation Silver Coins
    1943-P, three 1944-P, and two 1945-P Silver Nickels
    Henry Clay Campaign Button (1844)
    Complete antebellum spur
    Plantation Store Token
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    good deed
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    Good job. I also have had plenty of mixed results. I have changed my views a bit but still return the ones I can.

    Thanks for sharing.
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    Please leave a ring after the beep. Thank You.

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    BB regardless of their attitude you did a very generous thing. Unfortunately some parents these days don’t teach their kids to be thankful for what they have or get and it’s apparent because even the parents didn’t give you a thanks. But don’t change your ways buddy in the end you will be rewarded for your nice gesture. God Bless!! Take care

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    You have a great attitude Buck, and are absolutely correct. you are a great example for the rest of us.

    People are such a mixed bag of nuts, you just never know what you will get.

    Karma will repay you with seated, capped and Spanish coins. Mark my words, this time next year you will have found all three!

    Thanks for sharing, and best of luck to the three of you!
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    Good job on the return.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RudyT View Post
    BB regardless of their attitude you did a very generous thing. Unfortunately some parents these days don’t teach their kids to be thankful for what they have or get and it’s apparent because even the parents didn’t give you a thanks. But don’t change your ways buddy in the end you will be rewarded for your nice gesture. God Bless!! Take care
    Thanks for your kind words Rudy.

    Best Wishes,

    Buck
    2017 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    George Washington Inaugural Button GWI-17B
    Eagle "V" Voltigeurs Cuff Button
    1790s French Marine Artillery Button
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    Six Pound Solid Shot Cannonball
    University of the South (Sewanee) Staff Officer Button, c.1857
    1830s Navy Button
    c.1812 regt Artillery button
    Eagle "I" cuff button
    New York State Seal cuff button
    Three 1782's, 1786, 1798, 1806, Two 1807's, 1808, 1814 and Three Dateless Half Reales
    1835 Capped Bust Half Dime
    Three 1839-O's, Two 1840-O's, 1841, 1841-O, 1842-O, 1848-O, 1851-O, 1853-O, 1854-O, and 1858-O Half Dimes
    1842-O and 1853 (with arrows) Seated Dimes
    1893 Barber Dime
    1856-O Seated Quarter
    Dateless Standing Liberty Quarter
    1945 Silver Washington Quarter
    1939 Mercury Dime
    Counterfeit 8 Reales
    Four 1944 Philippine Occupation Silver Coins
    1943-P, three 1944-P, and two 1945-P Silver Nickels
    Henry Clay Campaign Button (1844)
    Complete antebellum spur
    Plantation Store Token
    FIVE GOOOOLD RINGS


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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolina Tom View Post
    You have a great attitude Buck, and are absolutely correct. you are a great example for the rest of us.

    People are such a mixed bag of nuts, you just never know what you will get.

    Karma will repay you with seated, capped and Spanish coins. Mark my words, this time next year you will have found all three!

    Thanks for sharing, and best of luck to the three of you!
    Mixed bag of nuts! Ha! I hope you’re right on the silvers my friend. I’m excited to get the coil to the soil here soon and see what 2018 brings!

    thanks for your reply my friend,

    Buck
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    2017 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    George Washington Inaugural Button GWI-17B
    Eagle "V" Voltigeurs Cuff Button
    1790s French Marine Artillery Button
    Federal Era Gold Ring with stone
    Six Pound Solid Shot Cannonball
    University of the South (Sewanee) Staff Officer Button, c.1857
    1830s Navy Button
    c.1812 regt Artillery button
    Eagle "I" cuff button
    New York State Seal cuff button
    Three 1782's, 1786, 1798, 1806, Two 1807's, 1808, 1814 and Three Dateless Half Reales
    1835 Capped Bust Half Dime
    Three 1839-O's, Two 1840-O's, 1841, 1841-O, 1842-O, 1848-O, 1851-O, 1853-O, 1854-O, and 1858-O Half Dimes
    1842-O and 1853 (with arrows) Seated Dimes
    1893 Barber Dime
    1856-O Seated Quarter
    Dateless Standing Liberty Quarter
    1945 Silver Washington Quarter
    1939 Mercury Dime
    Counterfeit 8 Reales
    Four 1944 Philippine Occupation Silver Coins
    1943-P, three 1944-P, and two 1945-P Silver Nickels
    Henry Clay Campaign Button (1844)
    Complete antebellum spur
    Plantation Store Token
    FIVE GOOOOLD RINGS


    OUR 2016 YEAR-END POST:
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    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

 

 

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