This was a unique ring find for me today. I received a call from a gentleman this afternoon stating he had lost a wedding ring at the beach. I told him I could be there in 30 minutes, so I prepared to go. When I got to the area, which was near the pier, near the restaurants, it was close to 5 o’clock. I was not able to find parking because of Valentine’s Day couples going out to eat, so I continued looking, and finally was able to secure a spot about a mile away.
I got to the area of the loss and met the gentleman and his wife, and they explained to me what had happened, how he had put his wife’s ring in his shorts pocket which was on the towel. Apparently a bee stung his wife, and he tried to flick it with his shorts not realizing he had thrown the ring in the process. When he searched for the ring, he then realized the mistake he had made. I began my search, down once, back once, and then the sound I was looking for. I pulled the ring out of my scoop, and was immediately surrounded by loving arms in one great big group hug. It was then that they told me they had only been married 5 days, at which time my jaw dropped, and a big WOW came out.
I thought I got to get some pictures. This is a striking couple, and camera ready, if you know what I mean, and at that time they asked if I would not take any pictures of them or the ring. They told me that their parents, family or friends did not know they were married, and it was explained that there was some cultural ramifications involved. It was then I figured I had been a part of a Romeo and Juliette story steeped in anonymity. So sorry no pictures, but I will say that there were big smiles, and much joy on the beach this evening.