I was tagged in a Facebook post by my fellow motorcycle Chicka Tamara K…that a young lady lost her 10k white gold wedding band at a patio bar close to the port or Orillia, Ontario. Tamara knew of the recent ‘Ring Finder’ recoveries & returns I had posted on my ‘Metal Detecting for Charity’ FB page.
I contacted young Jessica G to get the details. I advised that we would need to obtain permission for the owner/manager of the bar “Studabaker’s” before we go any further. She had trouble getting permission. I suggested going very early on the Holiday Monday before any of the clients show up…so we met and headed over with the waitresses watching in anticipation.
I asked Jessica to look through every slat as the depth below the wooden boards was 1″-2″ which I was scanning with my Excel 2. She spotted her ring and then I devised a Ms. MacGyver move buy inserting a piece of thin metal wire I pulled from the shores of Wasaga Beach the day before. I brought the end in through the ring and up to the deck…then slipped a small brown straw on the open end of the wire back down to the hand in my hand. I slowly raised the wire end up and out of the straw. With both hands on either end of the straw…I pulled Jessica’s 10k white gold ring up and threw the wooden slat!!!
WHAHOOOOOO!! Jessica jumped for joy with some tears in her eyes….and proceeded to give me a squeezie hug!! OMG she was so thankful for retrieving her wedding band. She knew she should no longer wait to have her ring re-sized to fit her finger!!
That was one fun recover & return!! I’ll have to keep some ‘straws’ in my detecting bag of tricks!!
Jessica G also gave a small donation in support of my snowmobile ride for the ‘Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation’. Also, thanks to Studabaker’s in the port of Orillia, Ontario for permission to complete the recovery & return with no bother to customers!!