Thank you, Tom Watkins!

  • from New Albany (Pennsylvania, United States)

Thank you, Tom Watkins!

My husband was at his cabin and discovered his gold wedding band was missing. He knew it must have come off his finger at some point while working in the woods nearby. He had a rough idea for the radius of where the ring might be. After borrowing a metal detector and looking until dusk, he came home. To say he was upset is an understatement. We had just celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary the month before. We had our wedding bands specially made and thought it could never be replaced. He headed out first thing in the morning with a friend and another metal detector. They worked all day. There were heavy rains through the night and the leaves were really coming down, making the search even more difficult. The hunt went on for four days.  I started researching online about special metal detectors and tips for finding lost items. That is how I came across the website for theringfinders.com. I was surprised to see a ringfinder located within 40 miles of our cabin. What did we have to lose? I sent Tom Watkins an email telling him about our missing ring. Within an hour, I received a reply from Tom saying that he would love to give it a try and looked forward to helping us out. He listed his personal phone number and asked us to call him.  My husband called Tom and they agreed to meet the following morning. Tom’s wife was also along for the hunt. I was at work when I got a call from my husband. As soon as I answered I could tell from his voice that it was good news. They had found his ring in about 1.5 hours – after we had looked for 4 days! I cannot explain the relief and excitement we felt. All night long, we kept looking at the ring and just laughing. We had almost given up hope. Thank you, Tom Watkins!