A strange story to be told. This class ring was “lost” in the fall of 2012. Lena was in the fall session of her freshman year at college when she “lost” her class ring from Wentzville Holt High School in Missouri. Fast forward two years to Thank Giving Day in 2014 on Surfside Beach, SC. I had an exceptional 3 ring day. Lena’s class ring 14kt white gold ring among them. Being a class ring, with a little research online I was able to find Lena on Face Book. I sent her a message through my wife’s FB account. I waited and waited for a reply and never got it. I had my wife send a second request and never heard a word. Now, in the spring of ’17 my wife gets a message on FB from Lena. She told us that she just saw this request and decided to give it a try.
I told Lena that I still had her ring in my collection and that I would be happy to send it to her. We made all the arrangements to mail her the ring. I explained to Lena the I was a member of The Ring Finders and what we do to help people. I asked Lena if I could write a blog story about the ring, how it was lost, and if she would allow me to put her picture on the blog.
As we were talking by phone I got all the information that you read above, but as she was talking it begins to dawn on me that she lost the ring in Missouri and has never been to South Carolina. Really! I asked her how she thought that was possible. Lena told me that she remembered leaving her class ring on her dresser and leaving for class. When she returned the ring was gone. Lena did not want to make any accusations toward a suite mate or anybody else that may have been in the room. She figured that the ring would turn up in a drawer or under a desk. It never did. I asked her how she thought that it may have gotten to a beach in SC from half way across the USA. Lena had no idea and did not want to speculate. I don’t think a sea gull swallowed it in Missouri and then died on a beach on the East Coast. Something is fishy in Missouri. It raises a lot of questions. The most important thing is that Lena now has her class ring back on her finger. Lena, good luck to you in all your future endeavors.