On December 1, 2014, I received a call from Brenda, a frantic tourist from Alaska stating that she had lost her deceased Dad’s wedding ring in the sand at Kamaole Beach Park 1 better known as Kam 1 which in Kihei on the island of Maui. Brenda’s father had worn the wedding ring for many years and had passed away two years ago at which time the ring was passed down to Brenda. Brenda related that she had been wearing the ring every day since her dad’s passing.
While watching the sunset on the beach the ring slipped off of Brenda’s finger and fell into the sand. Brenda and her husband frantically tried to find the ring and even attempted to throw one of her other costume rings into the sand to see what would happen when a ring landed in the sand. Brenda and her husband were now unable to locate either ring in the sand. Brenda found me with a google search and was simply frantic that I could not arrive until after dark due to the drive across the island. I arrived just after dark but was able to locate both rings within about five minutes. Brenda and her husband had apparently moved a lot of sand looking for her dad’s ring as I found the costume ring in about two inches of sand but her Dad’s ring was buried in about eight to nine inches of sand. Obviously Brenda was ecstatic about the ring being found. Brenda’s husband put it best, “Happy Wife, Happy Life”.