Marion and Jack from Wilston, Brisbane

Marion and Jack from Wilston, Brisbane

Marion called me to say that her husband Jack had lost his wedding band that she had given him over 35 years ago in the garden somewhere. The ring, being so old meant the world to them and they had spent hours and hours scouring the garden. They even hired a metal detector to try to help them find it but they weren’t quite sure how to use it and ended up digging a lot of junk. They had all but given up hope.

When I arrived, Jack immediately showed me the areas the ring was most likely to be, in and around where he had been gardening. I started metal detecting straight away. Within a few minutes I had found an old knife buried within the soil, apparently it belonged to their son many years ago. After a few disappointing digs and about 5 minutes after finding the knife I heard a good strong signal right next to a large boulder, a quick scrape with my fingers and the beautiful gold flash caught my eye! I returned the ring to Marion (Jack had just left for an appointment). She was amazed and overwhelmed with joy, she had all but given up hope that the 35 year old ring was ever to be found again. She went to text Jack, but apparently it didn’t work… so he never heard it had been found. Apparently when he returned later he said to her sadly “I guess the ring wasn’t recovered” assuming the worst because he had not heard anything from Marion. She said smiling… “have a look on your desk”. Jack rang me to say a huge thank you and how happy he was it was back on his finger. I told Marion when I found it that she needs to make sure he wears gloves in the garden from now on, she very much agreed.



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