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Man’s Platinum Wedding band Lost in the Ocean – Found and Returned North Myrtle Beach

from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-655-5889

Got a call from Eleazar A. before 7am on Friday, August 12th asking if I could help find his Platinum wedding band that he lost the day before in knee to waist deep water right around mid-tide. Unfortunately I and Jim Brouwer were on our way to NC to look for another lost ring from 6 days ago. I told Eleazar that I’d call him back when we finished that search and set up a time to meet. We finished up the first search with negative results so we headed back to North Myrtle Beach. I called Eleazar and told him we’d meet him on the beach in about an hour and a half.

Eleazar met Jim and I as we pulled into a parking spot and took us to the area him, his wife Natalie and 2 children had been sitting the day before and explained that he had been playing with the kids and boogie boarding about the mid-tide line and shortly after that he realized his ring had come off. He had made numerous observations on his location when he lost his ring which in the end was a great help. Jim took the water line and worked the incoming tide while I took the dry sand and worked my way down to the mid-tide line. Neither one of us were getting many targets which meant the beach was heavily sanded in. Jim and I made the decision to come back in the evening at low tide and left.

I showed back up about 8:30pm (an hour and twenty minutes before low tide) and started following the tide out in the area that Eleazar gave us with no luck at all. Twenty minutes or so before low tide I decided to expand my grid search south and went into the surf about knee deep. Within 20-30 steps I get a great signal on the Gold quest PI, dig a scoop and Bingo – I heard the heavy Platinum ring rattling around in the scoop and turned my head lamp on to confirm it. I walked back up to the hotel lights and took a picture of the ring and sent it with a text saying “Surprise!!”. I immediately got a text back from Eleazar saying “I’m on my way”. He shows up within seconds with his wife and 2 kids, that he just woke up, and his excitement was priceless. He was sure the ring was gone forever and I was starting to have my doubts as well. Trying to do a grid search in pitch black conditions with medium surf and an abundance of jellyfish is not an ideal way to search for anything let alone a small ring. But nonetheless his ring is back on his finger where it belongs.

Eleazar and Natalie, thank you so much for trusting me to find your precious ring and for the very generous reward. Have a very safe trip back home.

Jim

Eleazar and Natalie Eleazar's Platinum Ring

14K Man’s Wedding Band Lost in the Ocean – Found and Returned North Myrtle Beach

from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-655-5889

I got a call from Amanda J. on Thursday, August 11th asking for help in finding her husband’s gold wedding band. She went on to say they were on a little vacation from Greenville, SC and celebrating their 31st wedding anniversary. I was on my way back from out of town and told her I’d call her when I got close and we could meet on the beach.

I met up with Amanda and John to get the details on exactly what happened and learned John had been tossing a volleyball back and forth with their daughter Presley when he felt his ring come off. They showed me where they had been sitting and where John and Presley had been playing in the shallow water that was now completely under water with the incoming tide. Knowing that I was going to do some water searching and not having my water machine that was back in the shop for repairs, I contacted Jim Brouwer and asked if he had a water machine I could borrow. Once again Jim came through and gladly loaned me one of his many machines. While I had him on the phone I asked him if he wanted to tag along which he gladly accepted. While waiting for Jim I checked around where John and Amanda had been sitting and a little bit of the tide line with my AT Pro just to rule those areas out. Once Jim got there he gave me a quick lesson on his Gold quest PI and then we decided we’d come back in a few hours and work the outgoing tide.

Jim got back to the spot a few minutes before I did and had started working the water line up towards the dry sand. I tuned up my (new) machine, made a few practice runs with Jim’s (old) machine and started working from Jim’s first line seaward. Eight grid lines and 30 minutes later my new water machine gives me a banging signal, one scoop and up comes John’s Gold wedding band. I took a picture of me holding John’s ring and sent it with a text saying BINGO!!! Uh oh Amanda’s not calling me back. I gave her a few minutes and called her, when she answered I ask her if she had seen the text I sent. She checked her texts and I could hear her say “He found it!!!”. They were on their way back to their resort but made a U-turn and arrived back on the beach in about 5 minutes. I could tell by their faces that not only could that not believe the ring had been found but were trying hard to contain their emotions. I LOVE returning people’s special treasures!!!!

John and Amanda, Happy 31st Anniversary and may you celebrate many many more with the ring on John’s finger. Thank you so much for trusting in me to help find your treasure and for the very generous reward. Have a safe trip home.

Jim

John and Amanda

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Silver Wedding and Engagement Ring set Lost in the Ocean – Found and Returned Myrtle Beach SC

from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-655-5889

I got a call from Jodi, who was here on vacation with her family from South Dakota asking if I could help find a Wedding and Engagement ring set that was lost in waist deep water in Myrtle Beach. I told her Myrtle Beach was in Matt Fry’s area and I’d call him and one of us would call her back within 10 minutes. I called Matt who was busy with a work project he has to complete and he told me to go ahead and take the call. I called Jodi back, got the location and was on my way.

I arrived within 20 minutes and met Jodi, her brother, mother, father, and Sister Jenna and her husband Clayton on the beach. I found out that Jenna was the one who had lost her ring set and I could tell she was very upset as today was hers and Clayton’s 3 week anniversary. I got some additional details on the time, area and the depth they were when the rings came off. I started a grid search in knee deep water with my White’s PI, which I’ve been having problems with and had just gotten back from being repaired. About 10 minutes in the water and the PI started acting up again with a very low volume and just one steady tone – not good when I’m looking for someone’s treasure!!! Luckily I had brought my AT Pro just in case and it was a good thing I did. Thinking I’d have to work the water and not having a machine that could I called Jim Brouwer asking if he could help, as always he was on his way. Meantime I told Jenna what was going on and that I’d start at the tide line and work my way out while waiting for Jim to show up. As I got to the water line I moved farther south than the area they told me trying to figure out my starting point for the grid. As I start my grid I take 2 steps and get a good 46-47 on the AT Pro, I’m thinking no way. Took a scoop and dumped it on the ground and could see Jenna’s beautiful ring looking up at me. I’m chuckling as I pick it up and walk out to the surf to wash the sand off. I slipped her ring in my pocket, knowing it’s hers from the original description I got. I called Jim real quick and told him I had found it and then I walked back up the beach to Jenna and I asked her to tell me one more time what her rings look like. She’s getting her phone and trying to find a picture when I jokingly tell her she’s taking too long and does it look like this as I hold her ring up. Clayton was standing beside me and saw it in my hand but didn’t spoil the surprise for Jenna. Jenna looked up and she instantly covered her face with her hands trying to hold back her emotions. The excitement of everybody was unbelievable. There’s just nothing better than returning someone’s treasure!!

Jenna and Clayton thank you so much for the very generous reward and for trusting in me to help you find your beautiful rings. Happy 3 week anniversary and I hope all your future dreams come true.

Jim

Jenna and Clayton Jennas Ring

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14K Woman’s Wedding Band and Engagement Ring Lost in the Ocean – Wedding Band Found North Myrtle Beach

from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-655-5889

I got a text message about 9:30pm on July 4th stating they had lost their wedding band/engagement set in the ocean earlier that day and to please call when I had the chance. I immediately called back and talked with Lyndsey who said her and her husband Joshua have been married for just two weeks and they were on their honeymoon and it’s now officially a disaster. She gave me the hotel name and the address and I was on my way. With it being the 4th of July I knew the beach was going to be packed with both locals and tourist watching the firework displays and parking was going to be a big problem. Surprisingly I think I found the only remaining spot on the whole beach in one of the hotel parking lots and snatched it up hoping my car would still be there when I was done.

I met Lyndsey and Josh on the beach and we walked down to the water where she showed me about where she lost it while playing catch, as she put it, “with a stupid little yellow ball they bought”. Lyndsey said she was in water up to her thighs when she felt the ring fall off after catching the ball. She showed me a picture of her beautiful ring that was a two piece set where the engagement ring sits inside the wedding band. I was faced with a little bit of a dilemma because the tide was still high and my go to machine for water hunting is my White’s PI which is in the shop for repairs, and my back up machine is an AT Pro which can’t get wet much above the coil. The AT PRO is a great machine in the wet and dry sand but not so much in the water especially with heavy surf conditions. I was making the best of it but getting a lot of false target hits and not making any progress. After about 30 mins I got out of the water and moved back to the wet sand and started another grid search following the tide out. After 3 hours of searching I came up empty and called it a night at 1am. After staying up most of the night trying to figure out a better game plan for finding her ring at the next low tide I sent her an e-mail asking for a little help. Looking at the tide tables for the 4th and 5th, I asked her if she would go into the water at 10:55 that morning and walk out to waist deep water and then mark off the number of steps to a stationary item on the beach, which happened to be the beach access sign. She gladly compiled which ultimately got us in the right spot. Around 10am I got a call from Matt Fry (TRF Myrtle Beach) saying he’d received a text from a girl who had lost her ring in North Myrtle Beach and passing it off to me. After comparing the text messages we realized both came from Lyndsey who was trying to cover all her bases to get some help. Talking with Matt I told him about my PI and he offered up his Minelab CTX 3030 which I quickly accepted.

The temperature for the day was going to be above 100 degrees and looking at the area that needed to be searched I talked to Jim Brouwer to see if he would be willing to help thinking we could cover twice the area in half the time getting us out of the heat quicker, things don’t always work out as planned!!!  As always, he was raring to go, GOD bless him!!! We met on the beach at 1pm and I marked off the 105 steps (baby steps for me) that Lyndsey had done earlier. This put us 10 feet from the life guard chair that was sitting in the middle of our search area. Jim and I grid searched in all 4 directions for a good 3 hours with very few targets and no ring. Finally Jim moved closer to the life guard chair and bam. I heard him holler at me and as soon as I looked over at him I immediately recognized his expression. I walked over and he dropped the ring in my hand – oh oh, he only had the wedding band and not the engagement ring which had fallen out at some point. We figured the engagement ring had to be within inches of the wedding band so we expanded his 5 inch round, 3 inch deep hole into a 3-4 foot round by 2 foot deep hole. Nothing!! We did another 10X10 ft grid search around the hole that included moving the life guard stand with the life guard’s permission, then expanded it to 20X20 and still nothing. We rechecked all the low, water filled (runnels) holes close and still nothing. We know the engagement ring is there somewhere but after another hour we came up blank. We figured the engagement ring separated from the wedding band and settled in the sand while the wedding band rolled around and then settled. So now it’s just a matter of finding where the engagement ring settled. I’m hoping there’s a part 2 to this story real soon and plan on going out this afternoon with my AT Pro and see if I can come up with it.

After finding the wedding band I took a picture and sent it to Lyndsey and got a response of “oh my gosh!!!!” We met up later and although we hadn’t found the engagement ring she was still extremely happy saying the wedding band signifies the married and is what it’s all about.

Lyndsey and Josh, I’ll continue to search for that engagement ring and hopefully come up with it soon. Thank you both so much for trusting in me to help find your treasure and for the very generous reward.

Matt, thanks for the use of the 3030, it looks like a great machine in the right hands. For me though, it was like buying a new car – I know how to drive but it has too many bells and whistles which with time and practice I’m sure I could learn.

Jim, what can I say buddy – Thank you again for your help!!!!

Lyndsey and Josh  Lyndsey's wedding band

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Sentimental Ring Lost – Found and Returned North Myrtle Beach

from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-655-5889

Was out doing a little night time detecting when I was approached by a lady asking if I could help find a silver ring. We introduced ourselves and she, Mary Beth, went on to say that she owns one of the condo’s in the building we were behind and had witnessed a young lady lose a very sentimental ring in the sand. The ring had been placed in a chair cup holder and forgotten until they started packing up to leave and someone grabbed the chair and folded it up. Mary Beth said the whole family was searching for it to no avail and finally left the beach except for the grandmother who continued to look hoping for the best. Mary Beth had told the family that she would keep her eyes open for someone metal detecting, got their information and started watching the beach. That’s where I come in, I was the lucky one metal detecting the beach that night. Luckily someone had stuck a stick in the sand and it took about 2 minutes to locate the ring. Mary Beth had their phone number and tried calling and ended up leaving a message. I turned the ring over to Mary Beth who said she’d ensure it got back to its rightful owner. I asked Mary Beth to ask the young lady for a picture when she got it back but so far no picture of a smiling face. Nonetheless another lost ring found and returned.

Jim

Cherry Grove Lost ring recovery

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5 Golden Rings Lost in the Surf – Found and Returned Myrtle Beach SC

from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-655-5889

On Friday June 17th, I got an e-mail from Josh that said in part that he lost 5 rings in the ocean and wondered if there was any way I could help. We went back and forth via e-mail and I finally asked for his number. As I was calling him, I’m thinking – 5 rings, must have had them on a towel and flipped the towel or something along those lines. When he answered his phone the first question I asked was, “is this legit?” He assured me it was and said that he was wearing all 5 rings and was throwing a football back and forth with a friend in the surf – not a good thing. He went on to say the finger he was wearing his class ring on was swollen so he moved that ring to his pinky. A few catches later and the football knocks the ring into the surf. At that point Josh said he took the other 4 rings off and put them on a chain he had around his neck. Guess where the football hit next, yep broke the chain and all 4 rings hit the water and disappeared. He also said he was back home in Virginia and this happened the previous Saturday. He gave me the hotel and a real good idea of the location and said he lost them in knee deep water about 1pm. Looking at the tide tables for that day I saw that high tide was within an hour of him losing the rings – no problem, the rings should be pretty close to the high tide line. On my way to the beach, he sends me a text saying he remembered that they all got up early that morning for breakfast and were on the beach and he lost them about 10am. Ok now I’m farther down the beach and in the surf which always makes a find a little tougher depending on the waves and wind.

When I got there I scoped out the area and realized with me having a bad ankle, the size of the area and an incoming tide that I could definitely use some help. I called my friend, Jim to see what he was doing. At the time he was busy and said he wouldn’t be able to make it, 5 minutes later he called me back saying he needed a break and would be right there. I had already started a north/south grid working the surf line when he showed up. I drew a line in the sand at about the mid search area and he worked north and I worked south of the line. At some point I decided I’d start doing an east/west grid line and go from about waist deep in the water to close to the high tide line. My fourth line I got a great signal and dug out two rings (one stuck inside the other). Bingo I had found the right spot. I got Jim’s attention and he came up to help find the other 3 rings. Again I started with a north/south grid starting at my mid-point line I had made. Jim made a couple of passes around the spot and found 2 more rings and then about 10 minutes later found the 5th ring, which was the class ring, nine feet away from the spot of the other 4 rings. I sent Josh a picture of me wearing all 5 rings and he responded with OMG!

Got them all wrapped up and sent them home Friday and got a text from Josh today that he finally got them back.

Josh had to take 2 different pictures to show him with all 5 but the smile on his face says it all.

A big thanks to Jim Brouwer for his help once again.

Jim

Josh2 Josh1 5 Rings - 1 5 Rings 10K Gold 4.9 grams 10K Gold 6.7 grams 10K Gold 12 Diamonds 8.6 grams 10K Gold 16 Diamonds 14 grams 10K Gold Patrick Henry High class ring 15.5 grams

 

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Clemson Class Ring Lost in the Surf – Found and Returned Myrtle Beach SC

from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-655-5889

I got a call from Kaley after she found me in the ring finders directory saying she had lost her Clemson class ring the night before when she took a 3am late night stroll on the beach. She informed me she had lost the ring in Myrtle Beach which is TRF member Matt Fry’s area so I told her that I would call Matt and one of us would be calling her back within the next 10 minutes. I contacted Matt and filled him in on what was lost and the location. He told me he was too busy at work and had his own lost ring call to work in the evening and for me to go ahead and take Kaley’s lost ring. I called Kaley back and told her I’d be there in 30 minutes.

When I arrived I met Kaley on the beach behind her hotel and noticed the area was packed with families here on vacation. She gave me the description of the ring and a friend of hers had the same ring so I was able to run a test with my machine and get a visual idea of what I was looking for. She also told me she had rented a metal detector and didn’t have any luck in finding her ring or anything else. Unfortunately I was battling a rough incoming tide that was close to being at high tide and trying to work around families that were where I needed to search, not a good combination. So I told Kaley I’d be back in about an hour and work the outgoing tide and figured most of the families would be gone to dinner. When I got back the tide was outgoing but I think the families had increased. I was able to work around those in the surf but I’m thinking that if she lost her ring within 30 minutes of the high tide last night the ring should be pretty close to the high tide line and this would be a quick search – not the case!!! As I’m working my way down the tide line, I’m thinking there’s no way the ring could be this far down the slope of the beach. Finally at 8:30pm and a good 3 hours of searching the 75 yards of beach Kaley was sure she lost it in I got a good solid signal almost at the low tide line, dug a scoop full of sand and saw the gold in the bottom of the scoop. I either had somebody else’s ring or Kaley’s – bingo, it was Kaley’s. She was scheduled to leave some time today so I took a picture and texted her “look familiar?” She immediately texted me back with “OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS!!!” Luckily she was still in town and finishing up a game of putt putt golf, she showed up about 40 minutes later and came running out on the beach. She informed me that when she lost it at 3am she called her mom and dad crying, having 2 daughters of my own I could relate to this real easy. Got a few big hugs and many thank yous!

Kaley’s is a student pilot and is on her way to a new job in Wichita, KS and now gets to take her college ring with her. Kaley, you are a very sweet young lady, best of luck to you in all your future endeavors and thank you very much for the more than generous reward.

Jim

Kaley1 Kaley's Class Ring1

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Platinum Engagement Ring Lost in the Sand – Found and Returned N. Myrtle Beach, SC

from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-655-5889

I received a text message at 9:30 this morning from a Nashville, TN phone number about a lost ring in the sand with additional information that they were leaving to go back home tomorrow. I immediately called back and talked to Ed who told me that his wife, Diane had lost her engagement ring in the sand yesterday and was wondering if I could help. After getting the name of their resort I was on my way and arrived 20 minutes later. I met Ed on the beach and he told me Diane had put her 3 rings in one of her beach bags and that their kids got in the bag to get their towels and other items and her rings ended up in the sand. Ed and their 13 year old son, Greg looked through the sand and found 2 of the rings, one being her wedding band. The one that was still lost was her beautiful Platinum with Diamonds engagement ring.

I started out with a north/south grid search with my White’s Dual Field PI and searched for an hour and a half where they thought the ring might be and also around the area Ed and his son found the other 2 rings and I wasn’t having any luck. I tested the Platinum wedding band 3 different times, the first time in the sand was a good signal, a little while later a second test in the sand was a sporadic signal and the third test was with the wedding band on Ed’s finger and I got nothing! It concerned me enough that I went back home and got my AT Pro and went back and searched the same area – still no engagement ring. By now it’d been a 3 hour search and I was baking in the heat and was exhausted so I called my friend and mentor Jim Brouwer, author of Gold Beneath the Waves, and asked if he was available to help. Jim has never hesitated to come running if he could so he said he’d be there in 30 minutes. Meanwhile, I went back to Ed and Diane asking questions hoping to get a new clue about where the ring might be. After a short period Greg spoke up and said a couple of things about where he thought they may have been. I asked Greg to come with me and tell and show me what he remembered and guess what, he had me a little farther north and closer to the high tide line. Long story short and after moving a couple of beach chairs and umbrellas I had a great solid 46 on the AT Pro exactly what the wedding band had come up as. I called Jim to tell him he didn’t need to come but too late, he had just pulled in the parking lot – Thank You Jim for answering the call!!! Next I texted Ed, who with Diane had taken their kids to get lunch, and said “BINGO” with a picture of Diane’s engagement ring. Meanwhile Jim had met me on the beach and as we were discussing the ring find I saw Ed running out on the beach. He had gotten my text but hadn’t gotten the picture until he was about half way out on the beach. He had told Diane that I was trying to text him and left her and the kids sitting at the table. He couldn’t believe the ring was found. We walked back up to where Diane was and I told him I was going to play with Diane a little bit. We got to the table and I looked at Diane and said how hot and tired I was and she was being sympathetic and then I hit her with “but I found it”. To say she was overjoyed would be an understatement!!! I got a huge hug.  You can tell by their picture they couldn’t have been happier. Their trip back home tomorrow will be a much happier trip I’m sure.

A big thanks to their son Greg who was a tremendous help and saved me a few extra hours of searching.

Ed and Diane, thank you for trusting me to find your precious lost treasure and for the very generous reward. Have a safe trip home.

Jim

Ed and Diane D. - 1 Diane's Platinum Engagement Ring - 1

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Sentimental Crucifix LOST, FOUND and RETURNED – North Myrtle Beach, SC

from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
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On Thursday, April 14th, I made contact with Joseph D. after receiving a referral that he had lost a very sentimental Crucifix and gold chain the previous weekend. I found out Joseph was down on a mini-vacation with other students from Wake Forrest and lost his item in about a 50 ft radius from the beach access ramp.

I arrived about 6pm and did a grid search for 3.5 hours with no luck finding the crucifix, although I found a ton of “items” that the college students had left behind. I showed up again on Friday about noon to see at least 300 plus students from Virginia Tech having their little vacation in exactly the same spot, so I went back home. By 5pm I figured most of the students were probably off the beach so I headed back to another ton of “items” on the beach. Luckily I ran into a couple who asked me the typical questions about metal detecting and I told them what I was there for. The female spoke up and said that someone from their group had found a crucifix Thursday afternoon, what’s the chances, uh?? I found out a student by the name of Chris had possession of the crucifix and the male of the couple text him to come to the beach. Chris showed up in about 5 minutes and I matched it against a picture that Joseph had sent me. Perfect match!! Chris agreed to turn it over to me after he made sure no one in his group had lost it and that we’d talk the next day.  About 12:30 on Saturday I get a text from Chris that no one in his group had lost the crucifix and he’d turn it over. I had taken a picture of the crucifix the day before and sent it to Joseph letting him know about the situation which he didn’t have a big problem with. So after Chris gave me the crucifix I called Joseph and told him I’ve got it and it’ll be in the mail on Monday to his house. He was ecstatic!!!

Fast forward to this weekend when Joseph finally made it back home from college and had the crucifix back in his hands. Unfortunately his gold chain wasn’t found but he had the thing he wanted the most.

Joseph, best of luck to you and thanks for trusting in me to find your crucifix.

Jim

Joseph D. Joseph's Crucifix

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14K Yellow and White Gold Diamond Ring Lost in the Sand – Found North Myrtle Beach SC

from North Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-843-655-5889

I got a call from Kelly R. this morning after he found me thru TheRingFinders web site asking if I could help find his ring that was extremely sentimental to him. He said the ring had his mother’s wedding ring stone included in the setting. He also said he had taken his ring off at the beach and placed it in his hat but forgot about it and it fell out somewhere in the sand.

I and my wife were on a little mini vacation and about 2 hours away so I wasn’t able to get to the beach for a few hours. When I arrived I met Kelly on the beach and he gave me an area about 30X20 yards to search. After 40 minutes and 8 passes in the grid – BINGO!! I walked back over to where Kelly was sitting on the beach and ask him to explain the details to me one more time. As he’s talking I held the ring up so he’d see it as he’s talking and Bam – I don’t think I’ve ever seen anybody move so quickly. There were a few beach goers sitting around watching and they broke out in applause and I got a number of very sincere hugs from Kelly. I love doing what I do and that’s bringing smiles back to people’s faces.

Kelly, thank you for trusting in me to find your lost treasure and for the very generous reward. Best of luck to you in all your future endeavors!!!

Jim

Kelly's Smile  Kelly's Ring2

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