Lost Ring in Carol Stream, Illinois.

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Failure was not an option!
Over the years doing so many recoveries, I have heard so many stories, and once in a while one story stands out and tugs at you a little more, this is one of those stories.
I received a call from a woman in Carol Stream back in January.
She told me her husband had just passed away a few weeks earlier and he lost his gold wedding ring about 3 to 5 years ago in the garden.
She wanted desperately to get it back.
Problem I had was the ground was frozen and being lost for such a long time I was expecting it be be at lease a couple inches down.
I told her I would come back as soon as the ground is not frozen anymore and today was that day.
I searched 2 areas in front of the house she told me he was working at when he lost it with no success, but this is a search I could not give up on so I decided to go into the back yard, I was taken back at the size of the yard and thought for sure I would be there most of the day, double lot and at lease 200ft deep so I started thinking like a man, what would I have done?
I saw a picnic table in the yard, I could easily see him possibly taking off his gloves and taking a break at the table, something I’m sure I would have done. A couple minutes later I hit it at the edge of the table, can’t even begin to tell you the feeling I got when I saw it. The entire search took about an hour and to say she was ecstatic is putting it mildly, she held that ring so tight and kissed it over and over, so very touching.
A very HAPPY ending!!!

3 Comments »

3 Replies to “Lost Ring in Carol Stream, Illinois.”

  1. Chris Turner says:

    Amazing story Ron! Great detective work, saved you hours of searching! Every ring has a story that impacts peoples lives when we find it for them.
    I’m so happy you were able to continue this story for this lady!!WTG

  2. Steve Thomas says:

    Great story; awesome recovery! This is why I am a Ring Finder. Congrats!

  3. gregg edward LARABEL says:

    Great recovery.

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