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    Recently found class ring returned to owner

    Recently Found Class Ring 7-15-06

    I recently found this class ring at a public swimming area in central Arkansas. It is from a school in south central Arkansas with a date of 1975. Starting with all three initials, yesterday morning I call the school. They gave me 2 names with the first and last initials. They did not know the middle initial of either student. The lady that I was talking to at the school told me that she thought that the mother of one of these students still lived there in town. She looked in the phone book and gave me a number to call. I called and talked to the mother and found out that this was not the student the ring belonged to. I then called the lady back at the school to tell her that I thanked her for the help. When I told her that it was the wrong student she told me that she was glad that I called back because she thought that she may know someone that knew the sister of the other student. She gave me the phone number of a lady that owns a florist shop. I called this lady and she told me that yes, this studentís sister still lives here in town and she was quite sure that the student lived in Texas. She gave me the phone number of the sister and after trying off and on all day, I finally got in touch with her last night. I told her who I was and where I lived and that I was trying to get in touch with her brother. First, I asked her what her brotherís middle initial was. She told me and the initial matched the ring. I then asked her if she might know of anything he received from school and later lost. Her first words, ďOh my goodness, donít tell me that you found his class ringĒ. I told her that I had found it metal detecting and after almost 32 years it looked like it was brand new. She told me that their mom and dad had bought it for him while he was still a junior in school. They bought it and he lost it a week later while swimming. She wanted to know if I wanted her to get in touch with him and have him call me. I told her, OK, if you promise not to tell him what it was about. I told her that I wanted to be the first to tell him. She then said, let me give you his phone number. She told me that he lived in the Dallas, Fort Worth area. I called right after talking to her hoping that he would be at home. He answered the phone. I told him who I was and where I lived. I then asked HIM if he had graduated in 1975 from this school and he told me that he did. I then asked him if he had ever lost anything that he had received from school. He told me that he had lost his class ring. I then told him that I think I have some good news for you. I told him that I believed that I had found his class ring. I asked him if he remembered where he lost it. He told me the very same place I had found it. He could not believe that I had found it after all these years. I donít know who was thrilled the most, him or I. Him, knowing that he was getting his ring back or me knowing that I found the owner in just one day after all these years. I put it in the mail this morning and he suppose to receive it Monday or Tuesday.

    Sorry this had to be so lengthy.

    Friends, John
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  2. #2
    us
    Feb 2006
    New Hampshire - USA
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    Re: Recently found class ring returned to owner

    EXCELLENT story!!! Was just the right length .

    As others have told me.... you did the right thing and the karma Gods will smile upon you

    take care!
    "There is no getting away from a treasure that once fastens upon your mind" - Joseph Conrad (Nostromo)

  3. #3

    Jul 2006
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    Re: Recently found class ring returned to owner

    Class act all the way.

    Postalrevnant

  4. #4
    agbonanza

    Re: Recently found class ring returned to owner

    WTG!!! It's people like you that make this a wonderful hobby....HH

  5. #5
    us
    Mar 2005
    Vinemont, Alabama
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    Re: Recently found class ring returned to owner

    Great story!
    "Today's the day!" - Mel Fisher

  6. #6

    May 2005
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    Re: Recently found class ring returned to owner

    J,

    it all goes round; you done good; it
    will come back for you.

    Good job.

    have a good un...............
    In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.

  7. #7
    us
    Apr 2006
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    Re: Recently found class ring returned to owner

    Congrats on the great find and nice return.
    This is so good to read and I am really happy for you.

    Smiles!
    BDoo
    "I'm a finder, not a loser!"

  8. #8
    us
    Jan 2005
    Great Falls, Montana
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    Re: Recently found class ring returned to owner

    Great job, John. That must have felt great to locate the owner and send it in the mail.

    That means you're going to find something great in the next couple of weeks to replace it. Good luck!

  9. #9
    us
    Aug 2005
    Illinois
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    Re: Recently found class ring returned to owner

    Great story with a happy ending. You are a great asset to this hobby. Keep up the great job...
    MXT,  and just dumb luck.

  10. #10

    Aug 2005
    Mobile Bay, Alabama
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    Re: Recently found class ring returned to owner

    Well done!!!!!!

    MichaelB

  11. #11
    gb
    Jun 2005
    Northampton, UK
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    Re: Recently found class ring returned to owner

    I think just the excitement of finding him, and telling him that you had found his ring, was reward enough.... I pray that many blessings will come your way.

    God bless
    Peter
    God Bless, Peter Gill

    Website: http://petergill.webs.com "Peter Gill's Virtual Home".
    All items found using Garrett Ace 250 and the Tesoro Silver Sabre II metal detector

  12. #12
    us
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    Apr 2006
    New Hampshire, USA
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    Re: Recently found class ring returned to owner

    I'm betting the MD Gods will reward you with some great finds!
    "...And she was Swingin'..."
    Never wear steel-toed shoes when metal detecting!

  13. #13
    us
    Apr 2006
    DES PLAINES IL
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    Re: Recently found class ring returned to owner

    Great Job!!!! One my goals is to tell a story like that too..Thanks for making this hobby a thrill....GOTTA LOVE THIS HOBBY!!!!!

    GOTTA LOVE THIS HOBBY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and Happy Hunting from Des Plaines IL ( D P Bob )

  14. #14
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    Vancouver - WA
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    Re: Recently found class ring returned to owner

    a story that good is never to long .. very good Job .. keep it up

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  15. #15
    Ole Mole

    Re: Recently found class ring returned to owner

    Great reunion story. For a minute I thought it was going to be a tear jerker when the girl said that her parents bought it for him and a week later.......

    Well you can figure that part out.

    Glad to hear a happy story all the same.

 

 
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