I got a phone call from Anna on Monday. Anna explained that she had lost her wedding ring set on Mothers Day, eight days earlier. As it happened, Anna was putting on sunscreen while enjoying the beach with her husband Kris and their two boys for a happy Mothers Day. She took off her beautiful wedding ring and placed it in her lap while she did this. Distracted by family and fun, she forgot to place the ring back on her finger. Later, when she stood up the ring found the powder dry sand. Anna did not notice the ring missing until the next day. Calling her husband Kris and asking if the ring was in his truck she was coming to the realization of what had happened. She and Kris had returned to the beach a couple time during the week to see if they could find it. Realizing that their efforts were looking hopeless they would return home. Kris told me that Anna was moping around all week, when he decided to Google “How to find a ring in the sand”. Chris Turner and The Ring Finders do their very best to keep us on top in such online searches. My hat is off to him.
After talking with Anna, I assured her that I was confident in finding this ring. I told her that my goal was to put a smile back on her face before the end of the day. Anna was unable to meet me at the beach to help put me on the spot, so I asked a lot of questions about its location. I waited for the high tide to drop a bit and headed to the beach with my lovely bride as we call this R&R (Reading & Recoveries). She buries her head in a book and I bury my head in the sand. I texted Anna and told her I was on site and told her to rub her left earlobe for luck, as my wife and I did the same. After an hour and a half, and expanding the grid three times, I got the golden tone on my CTX 30 -30. Wow! What a beautiful ring.(Kris, you done good.) The ring was not matching the mental picture I had of Anna’s description. I thought it was another ring. I search for another half hour before texting her a picture of the ring and asking if this was it. Anna and her family were sitting down to dinner before heading off to a school play when the picture showed up on her phone. Anna screamed so loud that she startled every body in the room. She just kept screaming and held out her phone for everybody to see. “The Ring Dance”. She sent me an affirmative to the ring being hers. “YES!!!!!!” After a couple texts and a phone call we made arrangements to meet the next day at my sign shop and return her ring. She and Kris came by and we visited for awhile. The whole time I noticed Anna staring at the ring on her finger. I love the look of a happy person staring at something they thought was gone forever.
Anna, your ring gets to continue its story on your finger. The ring that Kris placed there 19 years ago. All the best to you and yours. And lastly, Thank You for the generous reward. 15% will be donated to the Shrine Children’s Hospital “Road Runners”.