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Thread: High School Class Ring Returned

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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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    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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    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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    2018 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    1782 2 Reales
    177?, 179?, 180?, 1805 and 1810 Half Reales
    1834 Capped Bust Half Dime
    1840-O(?), 1851-O, Two 1853-O's, 1854-O, 1858-O and 1860 Seated Half Dime
    1844 and 1859-S Seated Dimes
    1850 Large Cent
    1881 Canadian Large Cent
    Pelican Civil War Button
    U.S. Bit Boss
    3 Eagle Buttons
    Staff Officer Cuff and Cavalry Cuff Buttons
    14K gold and 10K menís wedding rings and four silver rings
    Monogrammed Silver Shirt Collar Button
    1891 Seated Liberty Quarter
    1919 and 1928-D Standing Liberty Quarters
    1941 and 1953-D Washington Quarters
    1943 Silver War Nickel
    Civil War bullets and a shoulder scale button
    Utah ghost town token
    Union Pacific railroad lock
    Shield, V, Beefalo knuckles and Gaw Gag

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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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    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
    2018 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    1782 2 Reales
    177?, 179?, 180?, 1805 and 1810 Half Reales
    1834 Capped Bust Half Dime
    1840-O(?), 1851-O, Two 1853-O's, 1854-O, 1858-O and 1860 Seated Half Dime
    1844 and 1859-S Seated Dimes
    1850 Large Cent
    1881 Canadian Large Cent
    Pelican Civil War Button
    U.S. Bit Boss
    3 Eagle Buttons
    Staff Officer Cuff and Cavalry Cuff Buttons
    14K gold and 10K menís wedding rings and four silver rings
    Monogrammed Silver Shirt Collar Button
    1891 Seated Liberty Quarter
    1919 and 1928-D Standing Liberty Quarters
    1941 and 1953-D Washington Quarters
    1943 Silver War Nickel
    Civil War bullets and a shoulder scale button
    Utah ghost town token
    Union Pacific railroad lock
    Shield, V, Beefalo knuckles and Gaw Gag

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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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    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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    2018 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    1782 2 Reales
    177?, 179?, 180?, 1805 and 1810 Half Reales
    1834 Capped Bust Half Dime
    1840-O(?), 1851-O, Two 1853-O's, 1854-O, 1858-O and 1860 Seated Half Dime
    1844 and 1859-S Seated Dimes
    1850 Large Cent
    1881 Canadian Large Cent
    Pelican Civil War Button
    U.S. Bit Boss
    3 Eagle Buttons
    Staff Officer Cuff and Cavalry Cuff Buttons
    14K gold and 10K menís wedding rings and four silver rings
    Monogrammed Silver Shirt Collar Button
    1891 Seated Liberty Quarter
    1919 and 1928-D Standing Liberty Quarters
    1941 and 1953-D Washington Quarters
    1943 Silver War Nickel
    Civil War bullets and a shoulder scale button
    Utah ghost town token
    Union Pacific railroad lock
    Shield, V, Beefalo knuckles and Gaw Gag

    OUR 2017 YEAR-END POST:
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    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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    Good job. I brings me back to "Doing the right thing."
    I recovered a high school ring that belonged to a young lady who graduated the year before. She was smart enough to have name inscribed. It was recovered from the water at a Bronx Beach, back in NYC. I found her on Facebook and tried to contact her. She didn't respond. I contacted the school and spoke to the principal. The principal explained the contact information was private but if i sent her the ring, she would see to it that it got back to her former student. I sent the ring to the school but never heard from them. We don't do this for a reward or recognition, but sometimes a little thank you would be nice. So my friend, let me say "Thank you for being who you are."
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    Those are awesome finds. I just found a class ring in trying to return. Congrats you killed it
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    Quote Originally Posted by against the wind View Post
    Good job. I brings me back to "Doing the right thing."
    I recovered a high school ring that belonged to a young lady who graduated the year before. She was smart enough to have name inscribed. It was recovered from the water at a Bronx Beach, back in NYC. I found her on Facebook and tried to contact her. She didn't respond. I contacted the school and spoke to the principal. The principal explained the contact information was private but if i sent her the ring, she would see to it that it got back to her former student. I sent the ring to the school but never heard from them. We don't do this for a reward or recognition, but sometimes a little thank you would be nice. So my friend, let me say "Thank you for being who you are."
    thank you so much for your kind reply my friend!
    2018 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    1782 2 Reales
    177?, 179?, 180?, 1805 and 1810 Half Reales
    1834 Capped Bust Half Dime
    1840-O(?), 1851-O, Two 1853-O's, 1854-O, 1858-O and 1860 Seated Half Dime
    1844 and 1859-S Seated Dimes
    1850 Large Cent
    1881 Canadian Large Cent
    Pelican Civil War Button
    U.S. Bit Boss
    3 Eagle Buttons
    Staff Officer Cuff and Cavalry Cuff Buttons
    14K gold and 10K menís wedding rings and four silver rings
    Monogrammed Silver Shirt Collar Button
    1891 Seated Liberty Quarter
    1919 and 1928-D Standing Liberty Quarters
    1941 and 1953-D Washington Quarters
    1943 Silver War Nickel
    Civil War bullets and a shoulder scale button
    Utah ghost town token
    Union Pacific railroad lock
    Shield, V, Beefalo knuckles and Gaw Gag

    OUR 2017 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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    Congratualtions on the find and recovery!

    Thank you for sharing!

 

 

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