While searching the Lost and Found ads I came across a ” lost ring” in Holland or Hudsonville so I gave them a call. I talked to Jim Davis and asked him several questions and we decided that the ring might be lost in the lawn while his wife was doing some clipping of the fall plants. She thought she might have lost it at a store in Holland or in Hudsonville but after I heard she was not using gloves to cut the plants I knew it had to be around the yard. Jim showed my brother and I where she was cutting plants both in the back and front yard. After about 30 minutes and going through the flower beds we pretty much gave up and stood by the drive asking questions about where they have looked already. With our detectors still on my brother, Doug, swung the detector over some grass next to the flower bed where we were standing and there it was. Jim’s eyes lite up and gave Doug a big hug then me a hug then a handshake to both of us then another smile. It’s going to take weeks to wipe the smile off his face. I asked him to have someone take a picture of his wife when he showed it to her. I would love to be a fly on the wall. Jim wasn’t sure how he would break the news to her yet.
Jim was apprehensive at first about asking someone he didn’t know to check out his yard but I had him read an article that was in the Grand Rapids Press by Tom Rademacher about my metal detecting service and he felt better when we came out to his house.
Another happy couple reunited with a ring that sealed their marriage 31 years ago. Rosanne, I haven’t met you but I would encourage you to wear gloves when gardening the next time. Congratulations!