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One of those days

Posted Wednesday, August 19, 2009, at 4:40 PM

Today has been one of those days for me.

Early in the day I discovered my gold wedding ring had slipped off my finger somewhere. This ring means so much to me after 52 years, one month and 19 days. It has our wedding date, June 23, 1957, engraved inside the ring.

I lost so much weight after surgery in May, 2008, the ring had become loose and I should have taken it to a jeweler to be fixed.The ring may be anywhere. Hopefully I will find it or someone else will find it in a store or parking lot.

While searching about the house in hopes of finding it, I was bothered by a recorded call urging me to vote for a political candidate. Although I'm on the Do Not Call List, which has practically become a joke, this apparently means nothing to some political hopefuls and their supporters.

So I'll be an optmist and think tomorrow will definitely be a better day.

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I hope you find your ring, Bo. I will try to keep an eye out for it.. :>)

I lost my ring about a month ago and I was broken hearted. I beat myself up trying to think of every place I had been and where my hands had been..I then remember I had been to Wal-Mart and bought dog food so I went back to Wal-Mart and looked where I had picked up a bag of Dog Food and there was my ring between two bags of food. I guess when I picked up the big bag my ring slipped off trying to pull the bag from the shelf.

I went and had it resized the next day.

Good Luck

-- Posted by Dianatn on Wed, Aug 19, 2009, at 4:50 PM

Back several years ago my wife and I were working in the back yard. She had a Mother's ring that the kids had bought her and was wearing it that day. Sometime during the day it slipped off her finger. We looked and looked and looked but to no avail. We never could find her ring. One year later we were working in the back yard again and there it was just as pretty as you please on top of the grass. It was not buried or hidden or anything. Go figure.

-- Posted by leeiii on Wed, Aug 19, 2009, at 5:22 PM

About a month after we were married, my husband accidently flushed his wedding ring down the toilet.At first I thought maybe it was a sign, but it's been 7 years and we're still happy.

I hope you find your ring.

-- Posted by cfrich on Wed, Aug 19, 2009, at 5:48 PM

When my children were small,I taught Kindergarten. One hectic morning,I dressed the them and we rushed off to school. I mixed paints and made "play-dough" before class. At the end of the day I looked down and the diamond was missing out of my engagement ring. My children waited as I rolled all the "play-dough" paper thin and strained each and every jar and bottle of paint. No stone. We went home, I did not relish telling my husband I had lost the diamond. So I did what every distraught wife/mother does - I got us all dishes of ice cream. As I was finishing mine, I went into the children's room and there was a small sparkle in the center of their rug. I thought at first it was glitter from one of their art projects. When I bent down to pick it up, it was my diamond! I had lost it at 7 AM and not realized it until 3 PM. I still marvel at how I could have seen it sparkle in the deep shag rug in their room - conditions had to be perfect for the sun to hit it just so for me to notice. It was a happy ending and I hope your story has one too Bo.

-- Posted by amalphia on Wed, Aug 19, 2009, at 6:09 PM

Bo, If you still drive yourself, and carry your car keys in your left pocket, be sure to look as closely as possible on the driver side of your driveway, even if it is paved.

I used to do a little metal detecting, and I quickly learned that the driver side of an old driveway was likely to produce 80-90 per cent of what I was going to find in a yard. The odds at best, are not good for finding it, so don't overlook any possibility.

And, there are still a few good people out there, so there is hope that one of them will find your ring if it is not somewhere around your house.

I can imagine the pain that you are feeling, and you have my sympathy.

-- Posted by ilikeoldsongs on Wed, Aug 19, 2009, at 6:48 PM

Unfortunately, the national Do Not Call list specifically exempts political organizations, and the state Do Not Call list only prohibits calls trying to sell goods and services, so it doesn't apply to political organizations either.

I despise robo-calls, even more than I despise other types of telemarketing. Such calls are more likely to give me a negative impression of the candidate than they are to sway my vote in his/her favor.

-- Posted by Jicarney on Thu, Aug 20, 2009, at 7:13 AM

I just read a story of a man that lost his ring in the middle of the ocean and found it 16mos later. I do hope you find your ring.

-- Posted by greasemonkey on Thu, Aug 20, 2009, at 9:11 AM

A friend an I were working on some church at my house a few years ago. One of the people from my pest control co. came to service our house.

They had been there before so we kept on working.

They got through and left. In about 10 mins the person came back, said they had forgot to put out rat bait.

We ate lunch and my friend left for the Dentist.

When I was getting ready to go to church that night, I could'nt find my wedding rings. was I unhappy. When we got to church I asked my friend if she had my ring? She said she wasn't even in the bedroom where it was.* Time went on I called and talked and looked everywhere.

About a month later, my friend called and said you'll never guess what came rolling out of my pocketbook when she went to change it. I was so happy I now have had the band 52 years and the diamond 42 years.

Can anyone solve this mystrey???

-- Posted by Wilderness 68 on Thu, Aug 20, 2009, at 10:50 AM

I'll be praying you find it. I lost a earring once my mother had made for me, some cool cat earrings. It came out of my ear at a revival. I looked everywhere i thought. the tent, the parking lot, my car, my driveway..

On the way back i prayed and told the Lord how much it meant to me to find it.

I pulled up in the driveway, and the sun glinted off of something, there was my cat earring... where i had already "looked." Go figure..

God is good.

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Thu, Aug 20, 2009, at 4:18 PM

Like most 17 year old boys, I gave my senior ring to a girl that I was "in love" with. You know the story, she lost it. I never thought I would ever see this ring again. However I did just that at age 33. My ring was found and returned by someone doing some excavation work at a church in a nearby town. Good luck in your search Bo!

-- Posted by Tim Lokey on Fri, Aug 21, 2009, at 9:14 PM

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Bo Melson is a retired sports and police beat editor of the Times-Gazette. He passed away November 15, 2014, at age 81.
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