Two days ago, I received a call from Andrea, who was vacationing at a beach house in South Kingstown with her husband and three young sons. Andrea explained that she had lost her diamond ring while playing football in the water two days earlier. She was so upset about it that she had lost sleep and asked for my help. When I arrived at the beach house, we took a small boat across a salt water pond and followed a path to get to the ocean beach where the ring had been lost. I searched for two and a half hours in the surf. When I emerged with the ring on my little finger, Andrea was so surprised and delighted! Her husband was shocked. He was so certain that it couldn’t be found that he had made a bet with his son, a bet I’m sure he wasn’t upset about losing! The best part was when their youngest son turned to me and said, “Thank you for finding my mom’s ring.”
Two days ago, Marissa and Dave set out for a nice day of kayaking at the ocean. The day quickly took a turn for the worse when Marissa lost her diamond engagement ring in a river running off of the ocean. She jumped out of the kayak and frantically searched for the ring, but it had disappeared. Surprisingly, it was Dave’s family in California who located me on the internet and suggested they call. When I received Marissa’s desperate telephone call, I immediately headed for the beach. It was late afternoon when I started the search, but daylight and the tide were against me. I searched for four and a half hours, unsuccessfully. I was not giving up. I returned the next day, expanded my search, and found the ring in fifteen minutes, buried underwater in a few inches of sand. Words cannot express how happy Marissa is to have her beautiful ring back!
I received a call from Lisa after she had lost her diamond wedding band while vacationing with her husband in their favorite RI fishing and camping spot. She contacted me through The Ring Finders website. Lisa had been collecting quahogs in a marshy area of a salt water pond, digging them with her bare hands from a raft. When she finished, she realized that she had lost her ring somewhere in the mucky bed of the pond. Lisa’s husband, Erik, led me to the remote area in the hopes of recovering his wife’s ring; however, Lisa did not hold out much hope of ever seeing the ring again. After searching for five hours and just before we were ready to leave, I found the ring in my last scoop of the day. I put the ring in my pocket, not letting on that it had been located. After reaching the shore, I pulled out the assorted junk I had dug up. The last item I revealed was the ring. Lisa and Erik were ecstatic! They could not believe that it had been found! Bringing such happiness to this nice couple quickly made the long search worthwhile.
I received a call today from a friend who knew I was a member of The Ring Finders. He asked me to look for a ring for his stepdad’s mom, Cecile. Cecile lost her husband about a year ago and has worn his wedding ring on her thumb ever since. That is until yesterday when the ring was lost while she was doing yard work. She was so upset that she looked for the ring until late last night with a flashlight and prayed to Saint Anthony. After searching the grass in her front yard for about 45 minutes this evening, I found her husband’s wedding band. Cecile was so happy to get the ring back that she cried and hugged me when she saw it. She said she felt blessed, but not as blessed as I felt to have been able to return it to her!