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  1. #1

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    80-years later

    3 years ago, I was detecting a permission property where a turn-of-the-century home once stood. I had researched this home’s exact footprint location on the property so I had a good idea where the lawn areas were back in the day. I had detected this property a half-dozen times before but, I guess no place is ever hunted out.


    Even though the yard areas were heavily trashed, I decided to dig more of the “iffy” targets. The highlight of this hunt was a 14K wedding band that was inscribed on the inside. . . “Alice to Eldrich July 7, 1937”. When I read the inscription on the inside of this ring, I immediately knew what my mission was. A year or two later I met an elderly lady that lived in the same neighborhood that was “in the know” of who had lived in the neighborhood during that era. I told her about the ring I found and as I read the inscription on the inside of the ring to her, she knew immediately who it belonged to. She told me that Alice & Eldrich had passed away a number of years ago but their daughter was still alive and she would be delighted to put me in contact with her. When I called her and told her about the ring I had found, she was in disbelief, she remembered her father losing it while gardening in the back yard when she was a kid. It wasn’t until this summer I was finally able to meet her in person and return her father’s ring. My mission was complete.


    Thanks for looking & happy hunting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by watercolor View Post
    3 years ago, I was detecting a permission property where a turn-of-the-century home once stood. I had researched this home’s exact footprint location on the property so I had a good idea where the lawn areas were back in the day. I had detected this property a half-dozen times before but, I guess no place is ever hunted out.


    Even though the yard areas were heavily trashed, I decided to dig more of the “iffy” targets. The highlight of this hunt was a 14K wedding band that was inscribed on the inside. . . “Alice to Eldrich July 7, 1937”. When I read the inscription on the inside of this ring, I immediately knew what my mission was. A year or two later I met an elderly lady that lived in the same neighborhood that was “in the know” of who had lived in the neighborhood during that era. I told her about the ring I found and as I read the inscription on the inside of the ring to her, she knew immediately who it belonged to. She told me that Alice & Eldrich had passed away a number of years ago but their daughter was still alive and she would be delighted to put me in contact with her. When I called her and told her about the ring I had found, she was in disbelief, she remembered her father losing it while gardening in the back yard when she was a kid. It wasn’t until this summer I was finally able to meet her in person and return her father’s ring. My mission was complete.


    Thanks for looking & happy hunting!

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    Great work and amazing story thanks for sharing and doing the right thing good for you

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    Amazing and well done!

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    Title? old fart

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    honorable mention for sure! congrats on the awesome job and return!
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    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

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    awesome!

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    papa

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    Great story! Great ending!


    "And so the population was gradually led into the demoralising temptations of arcades, baths, and sumptuous banquets. The unsuspecting Britons spoke of such novelties as 'civilisation', when in fact they were only a feature of their enslavement." Tacitus, Roman Senator and Historian, written AD 98.

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    Very nice on your part. May good karma come your way.

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    Been there...Dug that

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    Great job!!! 🙌🙌🙌 H.M., yeah!
    "There's GOLD in them thar hills! Well...at least a coupla nice Mercs."

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    you may have just opened the door to several more permissions for several more people with your good deed.
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    SOMETIMES I WISH I DIDN'T KNOW NOW ,,, WHAT I DIDN'T KNOW THEN,, Bob Seger

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    Quote Originally Posted by against the wind View Post
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    What he said!
    Please read our rules and enjoy the site. TreasureNet.com Rules

    All finds posted by me are from private property with landowner permission.

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    DetectorMoe

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    Good for you! Nice digs!

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    Wonderful story and an even better ending! Honorable Mention Slam Dunk!

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    Well done!
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    Great to find the daughter and a honorable mention vote from me

 

 
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