As I was helping a nice couple at work I overheard the wife say to the husband; “You know…Doug still hasn’t found his lost wedding ring!” My ears perked up and I asked her to give me the details on the story of the lost ring. She went on to tell me that her niece, Andrea; and nephew, Doug had rented a cabin on Bass Lake in Annandale, Minnesota for the week. As Doug was playing with his son in water about chest deep, his wedding band had slipped off his finger and disappeared into the sand at the bottom of the lake. I mentioned to them that I just happened to belong to a treasure hunting fraternity called The Ring Finders and I could probably help them locate the lost ring. As they wrote down Andrea’s phone number, they were completely amazed that we had had this chance encounter. The next day I was on the phone with Andrea setting up a time for the search.
One day later I was at the cabin and searched for a couple of hours, to no avail. On Monday I returned to the cabin after Andrea, Doug and their family had gone home for the week. This time, in less than half an hour as I was working may way toward the shore, I found the ring in about three feet of water. I made a happy phone call to Andrea, who was ecstatic to hear that the ring had been found. Her parents live a mile from the cabin and her father was there in a few minutes to retrieve the ring and leave a very generous reward. (Also kindly posing for a picture.) Now the ring is back on Doug’s finger where it belongs! Thank you Andrea and Doug for your trust in me, it was a pleasure helping out such good people!