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    Finders not Keepers - Big honking ring found!

    A friend called me in a more than semi panic to see if I could help her find a wedding ring her 88 year old aunt lost a few days ago at a party. Her husband had died two years ago, and she cherished the ring. Well, it had rained some, again, but Thursday it let up enough so we could give it a try. They had already gone through the house, car, all that to no avail. After cautioning her sometimes these things are NOT where we think they are, I mentally laid out a grid on the back lawn of the residence where the party took place. For some reason, I guess to be thorough, I started from the least likely end to the most likely, under a big maple tree. The Deus sniffed it out (I almost lost my eardrums on that signal) after about 15 minutes. It was 8' from the tree.

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    Thanks! And I finally got the picture right side up.

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    Very Nice!!! Way to Go!!! Congrats!!!
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    What would life be without challenges, and detecting of course.....

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    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    Wow, that is a big one. Nice going.
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    Great Job Smokey! Honorable Mention!
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    Smokey, that sure looks like I need to nominate you for another Honorable Mention!

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    Good deed brings good karma. Plus honorable mention vote. Congrats
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    That is awesome! Well done!

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    Good job
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    Great job! Good way to get your name out there have good detecting spots offered to you I bet.
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    Nice cyphering. Awesome recovery.
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    Good job! Congrats...
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