Heather called me around 1:30 today. Are you Ed Duffey? “Yes,” I answered. We need your help. I’ve lost my engagement ring on the beach. We’ve looked and looked and even got a metal detector but it just beeps at everything. Her voice was quivering somewhat as she describe the facts of how it was lost. She was distraught. Why shouldn’t’ she be? She had only been given the ring two days ago.
I said, don’t worry, we have a very good chance of finding it. I’m in my truck now so I have to head home to pick up my gear and I will be there as soon as possible.
When I arrived Heather was waiting and led me down to where here and her fiancé Steven thought it was lost. They had put a canopy over the area to mark it. It was 93 and the sand was very hot!!
I began my sweeps. I got and immediate hit but it was very deep so I decided to go on. I covered the entire canopy area and that same area down to the water. No luck! I then check out the area around their chairs…nothing!
I went back to the deep target. I took a scoop full of sand out and it was still in…next scoop got it.
The dazzling diamond display lit up the sand. I picked it up and they asked did you find it. I held it up and Heather and Steven were ecstatic!
As the neighboring canopies rang out in applause, I decided to give the ring to Steven so he could present it to her again…formally. Romance on the beach!!!