Last night about 8:15 PM Wes called to ask if I would be able to help him find his wedding ring he believed he lost while he was at the beach playing volleyball earlier in the evening. I think he was a bit surprised when I said I would meet him at the spot for a search in about 1/2 an hour. I wanted to search the area immediately, because there are too many variables at work that make the finding of a lost ring or other jewelry harder to find at the beach or other public location like a park as well. Wes said he would meet me there, and I was on my way.
When I got there, I met Wes, and he guided me to the volleyball court. We talked about the loss, and what he thought he might have done to cause the ring to come off. Well, Wes did not realize when the ring had come off because he was so involved in the game, and it could have been anywhere on the court. I resolved to grid the court completely in order to insure nothing was missed. Wes followed my search with a flashlight I had given to him to use. I made one pass, and got a bottle cap. Two more passes, then a loud screaming in my head phones (even Wes could hear it). I dug, and in my scoop was his ring, and I said to him that I thought I had what he was looking for. Needless to say was was very happy to see his ring. He told me he had been married for 10 years, and this was the ring his wife had given him on that day.
What a great way to spend an evening, to be able to create such a smile as this, to bring the joy back to this family, and to know that they all slept well last night; a night of good feelings.
A report from Wes, and what the recovery meant to him: