« Back to Finds Posted August 1st, 2009 by Nancy

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Item Found: Jewelry

Location: Illinois

Metal Detector Used: M-Series (800-0308)


August 1st, 2009

Hi, I've been told I need to send this in to you. I have had my MXT for over 7 years and wouldn't part with it for any other detector. Well, here's the story....

Larry and I went to my old high school where I graduated and this time I was on the athletic field without my teacher. Boy did that bring back some memories. I loved P.E. and sports. My Big Foot was attached to my MXT and I was ready to go. First off I went to where our class would play baseball.

I Hit a few targets and then one sounded off. I dug a horseshoe plug, pulled it away and I could see gold and knew it was a class ring. I wiped off the ring and could read 1974. OH MY!!! ONE CLASS YEAR AHEAD OF ME!!! (Oops, just told my age) Names were going through my mind. I knew it would be fairly easy to find the owner. My class was the largest of all and we had only 67 students.

When we left the athletic field, we stopped at the Washburn Library to look at the year book. My books are in storage. J.E.?. were the initials. There were three female names that started with a "J". I called the person's mother that I was hoping was the owner of the lost ring first on my list.

Her mother couldn't remember but gave me her phone number. I called her and she called me back and BINGO!!! She had lost it shortly after she got it. Well, she didn't, but her boyfriend did. I don't know who was more tickled. Me or her!!!

We delivered the class ring to its owner Sunday, July 6th. She couldn’t stop smiling. What a joy to be able to return it to her after being lost for over 36 years. Here’s a few pictures of the returned ring and its owner. I’m the one with the blue jean jacket on.

Thanks for looking and HH to all,

Nancy, IL

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