Gregg Larabel, my RingFinder friend, received a call from Jason G saying he lost his wedding band on his way home from work. He was driving into the lane to his home and threw a candy wrapper out of the truck window; his ring went flying with it. It was dark, and he really did not have an exact spot where the ring was lost, but he knew it was just before the driveway to his neighbor’s house. The next morning he did find a candy wrapper next to the lane and he marked this with a stick. Gregg and I went out there and hunted for about 2 hours in the brush and heavy downfall of leaves with no success for that day. Jason did say that he was sure the ring was thrown farther east of where he found the candy wrapper and we concentrated that day on that area.
Three days later Gregg and I called in some extra help — Fred Johnson, another Ringfinder, plus Denise M. and Jack B. After preparing a test ring with a red ribbon on it, we threw it out a vehicle window to see how far it might have gone into the brush. Then all five of us set out flags and started to grid the area. After about an hour I found the ring very close to the original spot that Jason had marked for us, five feet or so from the edge of the road in a small clump of brush. After some high fives we waited for Jason who was on his way home from work. Gregg had called him while he was on the road and told him the good news.
Jason presented us with a generous reward and after splitting that five ways, we all went home with smiles on our faces. This hobby cannot get any better than this!