When it is meant to be it will happen.
A call for help finding a unique wedding band came in and I went, not once but several times with no success in finding it. August, September, October, and November came and went with no sign of the ring. I was feeling that some other detectorist may have found it, With so many visiting detectorist to Cape Cod there is no way I could ever hope to hear or read of the majority of items found.
My detecting partner of 4 years took off this summer to plant his roots in Florida. Why? To get away from the cold winters and enjoy the warmer waters. Why else? Most of his family still resides in New England and I was to enjoy his company on occasion when he would come north for the holidays and family visits. Such as the case was in December. Of course we were to get some detecting time in and to look for a lost ring. Three hours and about time to leave the cold water, Dick dug his last signal for the year…it was to be Jonathan’s ring that had survived the onslaught of detectorists and my effort to locate it.
Five days later Jon showed up on my doorstep for his ring and to pose for a photo. Jon was sporting a “replacement non-precious” metal ring that he plans to wear it on all future beach adventure, leaving his special band home in a safe place. I could not have asked for a better way to end one year and start the next. Sometimes a good thing just takes a while to come together for a Happy New Year!