Gold Cross With Diamonds Lost in Redondo Beach, CA...Found.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

I received a call from Erica today regarding her 6 year old daughter’s cross. It seems that as she was bringing her daughter home from school, her daughter removed her necklace that held the cross that Erica’s sister had given her daughter at her baptism over 5 years before. Erica had just recently allowed her daughter to start wearing the cross, and because she had received a necklace from her school mates, and she had been admiring it, somehow the necklace with her baptismal cross came loose. There was also another gem on the necklace which they were able find, but unable to locate the cross. We arranged to meet as soon as we both could get to the area.

When I pulled up Erica was waiting for me right where they had found the first gem. I got ready, and began searching. I found a nail, and there were some deeper items but no cross. Erica began to backtrack, and we worked the area going back, more deep items, a ball bearing, but no cross. The one thing I was able to do was to eliminate the most obvious possibilities, and mentioned to her that sometimes we have to think outside of the box. As I was scanning a patch of grass Erica came up to me excited that she had found the cross. It was over 100 feet from where she had originally thought it to be, and was lying on the painted line of the crosswalk; yellow gold on a yellow crosswalk, diamonds down, a very tricky target indeed, totally out of the box. She told me that she would never have looked that far away if I had not eliminated the areas she thought for sure it was lost in. It was a pleasure to see her joy restored.


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