Lost ring found, Northern Kentucky!

  • from Cincinnati (Ohio, United States)

Every teacher looks forward to the beginning of summer break.  I was at school for my last day of teacher Professional Development before officially kicking-off summer!  After lunch, some teachers were hitting softballs in our school’s front baseball field. When it was my turn to bat, I put my wedding band and engagement ring into my back pocket.  After batting, I went to the outfield to shag balls.  Jumping and diving for pop flies, I ran all around the outfield.  When our game concluded, I realized my rings had slipped out of a hole in my back pocket… AHHH!!!

The teachers helped me search the baseball field.  There were literally 15 to 20 teachers, many on hands and knees, hunting for my lost rings.  One teacher found my wedding band during the first hour of the search.  The hunt quickly became a full scale community effort.  My Principal rented a metal detector.  We recruited the help of neighbor children.  My Superintendent even joined the search, and our district maintenance department volunteered another metal detector.   Our search party spent five hours combing the field on this first day, and I spent five hours the following day.  Our efforts, though, came up empty handed, and I was certain my engagement ring was forever lost.   That is, until Mr. Owens arrived!


After creating a grid and systematically searching in the field, Mr. Owens found my ring in about two hours.  I am forever grateful for Mr. Owens.  Thank you for using your time and talent to help me find my lost ring.  This ring had so much sentimental value to me and now, thanks to the love of a community and Mr. Owens, it has even more!  My summer break can now begin with all rings on my finger and with my heart and mind at peace.


Thank for your finding my lost ring.


Bethany Hamann


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