Ring lost at Colgate University, Hamilton NY, FOUND

  • from Syracuse (New York, United States)

It’s mid October and my phone rings. On the other end is Sylvia, It seem as her daughter has lost her high school class ring at Colgate University in Hamilton NY. After some discussion we decide to have her daughter (Kate) call me to set up a date when I could search for her ring. Kate was quite busy as it’s mid term and there is lots going on, but we finally agree that Friday Oct 22 would be the best time to meet. Beside Kate’s mother and father would be there as it was “parents week end”. In the mean time Kate and myself communicate and I find out that Kate lost the ring at night as she and a few other classmates were running around the Rugby Field at Colgate. Kate send me a “screen shot” of the field A rugby field is quite large but Kate was sure that she on what side of the field she was when she lost her ring but she was not quite sure it was lost on the field or along side of the field. It could have been a very large search area, so I requested that Penny Shutts, another member of “The Ring Finders” to accompany me. Kate could not meet us until 4 pm but we met with Kate’s parents @ 3:30, set up our equipment and started searching some of the area just off the field. When Kate arrived I questioned her some more and got a better idea of the area. Kate’s parents had brought along with them some of Kate’s belonging and they asked me how long I would search for Kate’s ring and I stated until we find it. They and Kate hung around for a while and shortly decided to go back to Kate’s room and deliver the belongings and then return. The “ring gods” must have been watching as before they could get off the field I got the lovely lower tone of a ring, I bent over with me “pin pointer” and sure enogh there burred in the grass was Kate’s ring. I left the ring buried, called Kate and her parents over, and had them actually “recover” the ring. The video shows the wonderful smile of Kate and her parents

2 Replies to “Ring lost at Colgate University, Hamilton NY, FOUND”

  1. Robert Aiello says:

    It was a pleasure to meet you and we were so excited that you were able to find her ring. It was such a large field that I didn’t think you would find it but to your credit your persistence paid off. Thanks again. Kate’s Dad

    1. Connell says:

      Thanks for the comment Bob. As Kate said after I found it, “I though it was gone forever”, but if it is there, the equipment will find it. All I have to do is supply the persistence, and I love to see “the smile” on the owners face. So even thought at my age I get tired a lot faster, I just love to see that smile so I push on. Connell

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