Got a call from a friend asking if I wanted to help him find a ring in waist deep water. I said sure ill meet you there. we got to the location and started swinging after about 45 minutes I decided to move more off to the side the first target I got was the ring. My friend gave me the gentleman’s phone number so I called him stating that I found hit and made arrangements to meet the next day.He told me he wasn’t going to tell his girlfriend that I found it just that she had to meet a friend of his fathers. He also told me that the ring was given to her by an aunt that had passed about 11 years earlier. The next day I met up with him and introduced myself and asked her if she was having a good vacation she responded with yes, I said even though you lost this and held my hand out with the ring in it. I could see her eyes watering up a little with sheer excitement.
I received an email from a gentleman a week or so before Thanksgiving, asking if i may be able to find his wife’s engagement ring that she lost while doing yard work,or if i knew someone in his area that could. Westwood is about an hour or so from me so i said that on Saturday after Thanksgiving i would come up and try to find it,he said his wife knows right where it should be. We made arrangements for me to meet his wife in front of there house on that Saturday. I arrived at 10:05am and she brought me to the back yard where she had a pile of leaves,she said she lost it in a leaf bag so she dumped it under her deck and that’s where it will be. After scanning it for a few minutes, i told her i was confident that the ring wasn’t there. Her faced dropped. I looked on the side of her deck and saw a small pile of leaves and scanned it and BINGO there was the engagement ring. I looked over to her and her back was to me, so i walked over and tapped her on the shoulder and said i hope this makes your holiday’s better as i held out the ring. She started shaking a little and the gave me a huge hug and said thank you. After a couple pictures we said our goodbye’s.
Lost Ring / Found Rind / Returned Ring … It is as easy as that my 19th return of 2011!
I was on my way to a metal detecting club picnic when I turned on my cell phone and was alerted to a missed call. When I was safe at the picnic I made a return call. Don said he had lost his wedding band while tossing some pine needles into the woods and asked if I could help look for the ring. Don had left his metal detector in Florida and needed help. I said sure, but I have to partake of the picnic food and I would stop by afterwards.
I arrived at Bob’s and with my ATPro set to located platinum and gold I was ready to help and fellow retired US Navy shipmate. First I used one of Chris’s tips of giving Don a ring on a ribbon. I let him toss the ring just as he has tossed the pine needles. I started a grid search to one side and then the other side of where the test ring landed and worked forward. After finding a few targets with too high a ID reading and too deep including some kind of manifold or liquid valve the ATPro’s ID reading locked in at 64. I pushed a few leaves and pine needles away and then asked Don if this was his ring? Still on the ground and shining upward was enough for Don to confirm it was his ring and then he picked it up and returned it to its proper place, on his finger.
Don’s wife, Janet, was the person who located me through The Ring Finders. She was very grateful for my efforts and presented me with a beautiful home made candle decorated with sea shells that I gave my wife for her patient waiting in the car while I did the search and recovery.
Yes another picture for the Book of Smiles. What a wonderful hobby, helping others!
On July 4th i was detecting an older beach that gets little use now.After about 4 hours i came out of the water and was greeted by a gentleman that I’ve been greeted by before and he asked how i did. I told him pretty good i got 4 gold rings and ones a class ring. He asked if it was a woman’s ring which i said yes,was it from Whitman-Hanson a said yes,he gave a date range(she wants to keep that private)i said yes, and are the initials —(also keeping private)I said yes he said her mother is right over there on the neighbors deck. I went over and introduced myself and said i would like to return her daughters ring.She looked at me and i think i could see a tear.I gave her my number and told her to have her daughter call me because i want to get the ring cleaned up first before i return it.Its been a couple weeks but on July 24 i met with her and gave her ring back, as you can see she was quite great full.
I found a University of Massachusetts ring a few weeks ago and it had the owners full name in it. IO went to Facebook and punched in his name and found him. It appears he lost it last July while swimming on Cape Cod.I emailed him and he was very excited that i found it but still couldn’t believe i had it. It was a gift from my dad when i graduated and my heart sunk when i lost it,myself and a few friends looked for it for about an hour.on June 11 i met up with him and returned it. Man was he some happy!!you gotta love a feel good story.