Family Heirloom, lost ring Navarre – FOUND!!!
This weekend was the Blue Angels show so I assumed that Sunday morning I would have a lost ring call from Pensacola Beach. In reality, the call came from Stefanie, just down the road in Navarre. When I spoke to Stefanie, I immediately knew that I had to go look for this ring and when I hung up I looked over at my wife Jeannie and she said “I want to go with you”. It’s always a good sign when my lucky charm wants to go so I started getting excited as I packed up my gear. When we got to Navarre, we quickly parked and headed to the beach. As we walked along on the sand, I saw a woman waving at me about 100yds away. When we got to her she explained that her name was Nicole and she was the actual owner of the ring. She had Stefanie call because she was too upset to talk when she lost it. As we walked over to the rest of her family she explained that her mother received this ring 65 years ago and had left it to Nicole when she passed away 14 years earlier. Nicole was actually raised by her Grandparents and refers to them as her mother and father. It made it even more important because her Father, who was a Police Officer passed away in the line of duty seven years ago. This ring was a symbol of the two of them and Nicole had every intention to pass it down to her oldest daughter, Josie who was also looking on expectantly as I prepared to hit the water. Nicole had been knocked down by a wave a few hours before and when she came up from all fours in the shallow water, her precious family heirloom was no longer on her hand. She had a good general idea where she was but with the tide coming in quickly and the waves getting bigger every minute, she was rightly concerned. I told her that I would grid out the entire area and that if it was there, I would find it. It only took about fifteen minutes before I heard a very deep signal up on the shelf before the sand drops down. I happened to be right in front of Jeannie and she quickly started videoing for prosperity. I made one deep scoop and looked down to see the beautiful diamond ring with so much history at the bottom of the scoop. Nicole was a short way down the beach but I motioned to her that I had it. She came over and in disbelief pulled out the ring and gave me a huge hug. As Josie and Stefanie came over, I got to see the smiles and happy tears and once again be reminded why I do this. Congratulations to you all, I am glad I got to be a part of the story for such an important part of your family’s history. God Bless!