Mr. Reed lives in my neighborhood and 20 years ago when I first started metal detecting I; before I knew better. I snuck onto a vacant lot that he owns, without permission, and detected for a bit. I found several good finds, but for fear of getting caught I didn’t hunt long, and then left the lot alone and never went back. Years have passed and I had forgotten about the virtually unsearched lot; until the other day I received a call about a lost ring. It turns out that Mr. Reed had fell off his tractor while mowing on his property, this passed spring, and his ring had fell off. Within a few minutes I was able to locate the ring. I found it fairly close to where he thought he had lost it, and although dirty, it was virtually undamaged. The ring held a lot of sentimental value to him and he was thrilled at its return. It’s a wonderful feeling to be able to reconnect someone with their personal property. He probably would have payed me. However, we were able to work out a trade. He agreed to let me metal detect the rest of his property at my leisure. He was happy to get his ring back for free and I was happy to acquire a new spot to treasure hunt. That is what Being a ring finder is all about. We are out there helping people, while doing a hobby that we love.