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    us
    Apr 2012
    East Tennessee
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    First silver, first gold ring, and a great story

    I have been using and learning on the etrac for a few weeks and must admit I had started to get a little discouraged. But all of that changed today. A friend found out that I enjoyed detecting and asked if I could come by to look for a ring which belonged to his father. It was lost by a sister over 40 years ago in the backyard. I told him I would give it a try. To make a long story short, after finding a few pennies and my first silver Rosie, I pulled this little beauty out. (see attached pic) Next week is the father's 96th birthday. I cannot tell you how happy it made me to see him stare at that ring like a long lost friend. The funniest comment was, "I remembered it being bigger than that." As for me, I'm officially hooked.
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    us
    Feb 2012
    West Michigan
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    Excellent Job, That is a Birthday Gift many years in the making.
    Congratulations, and Welcome to the Hobby and to Tnet.
    Thank you for sharing your Great day with us.
    Happy Hunting
    Kevin
    Live to Hunt, Hunt to Live

  4. #3
    us
    Jan 2011
    Dalton,Ga.
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    Cool find and a great job, And can you just imagine his feelings at looking at that ring after40 yrs have gone by? Amazing job ......HH


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  5. #4
    us
    Oct 2011
    S E Virginia
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    At some time or another we all find things that make us feel really good.But, I don't think that many of us find an item that makes several people feel so good about a find. Yours is a very warming story that not only made you and your friend feel great but I'm sure for the old guy, who has seen alot in 96 yrs., have a feeling that doesn't come over him too often.

    The good stuff we find gets us Hooked , your recent encounter may turn you into an addict!
    Hope you can hang on to that High for a long time!

    Oh buy the way, what was the reaction of the sister who lost it ?

  6. #5
    us
    Apr 2012
    Pauls Valley, OK
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    Wow great story and find!!! Reading that made me tear up!!!

  7. #6
    us
    Apr 2012
    East Tennessee
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    They were calling the sister tonight. I will see them tomorrow evening and get that reaction.

    Thanks for liking this story, it really was very cool to glance over at him and see him staring at the ring.

    By the way that is a huge ruby in the center.

  8. #7
    ca
    May 2012
    Ontario
    9
    Metal Detecting
    Great story. Thanks for sharing!!

  9. #8
    us
    May 2012
    Conifer, Colorado
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    Wow, that story is better than anything on Oprah! Nice when EVERYONE wins...

  10. #9
    us
    Apr 2012
    Mid-Missouri
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    Awesome!
    I've had a couple people ask me to help locate a long-lost ring, but no luck. Very often, there have been significant changes to the yard, such as concrete patios, detached garages, etc. so your find was extraordinary!
    And to make an elderly gentleman's day was priceless!
    Hats off to you!

  11. #10
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    Feb 2012
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    Exellent job finding and returning the ring.I would have loved to see the look on that old guys face when he saw the ring after 40 years.

  12. #11
    Mud
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    Dec 2008
    Buford, Ga
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    Great Job !
    2012 totals: CLAD 495 pennies,14 nickels,123 dimes, 52 quarters.1 dollar coin.
    1 gold ring, 10 wheaties,2 silver roosevelt dimes, 1 silver quarter, 2 other silver.

  13. #12
    lost hunter
    Wtg

  14. #13
    us
    Jun 2007
    Southwest Michigan
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    Fantastic

  15. #14

    Feb 2012
    North Pole
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    Welcome and good start. Congratulation!
    One third jewelry of the World are under sand so far
    Finds2013
    Coins usables=50436
    Silver= 890 pieces
    Gold= 63g


  16. #15
    ua
    Nov 2011
    Ukraine
    garrett
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    cool find

  17. #16
    us
    Jan 2007
    South Carolina
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    Great story and great helping him find the long lost ring...To think after 40 years being reunited...I think this deserves to be sent to honorable mention......

  18. #17
    us
    Feb 2012
    West Michigan
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    Quote Originally Posted by SC_hunter View Post
    Great story and great helping him find the long lost ring...To think after 40 years being reunited...I think this deserves to be sent to honorable mention......
    I think you are right, You also have my vote for Honorable Mention.
    Kevin
    Live to Hunt, Hunt to Live

  19. #18
    us
    Apr 2012
    Riverside,California
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    Great story,Welcome good Hunting

  20. #19
    us
    Apr 2012
    East Tennessee
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    Thanks for the suggestion, I think I will do that.

  21. #20
    us
    Jul 2011
    Northumberland County, PA.
    Garrett AT Pro
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    That is a great story.
    Dig 'till it hurts!

 

 
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