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Elderly Woman Loses Engagement Ring – 13 Years Later, She Can’t Believe Her Eyes…

There was no hope of ever seeing that ring again.

That’s what Mary Grams thought when she lost her diamond engagement ring back in 2004.

She’d lost it in her garden and though she searched and searched, she couldn’t find it. She was forced to accept that it was gone forever.

“We looked high and low on our hands and knees,” she said. “We couldn’t find it. I thought for sure either they rototilled it or something happened to it.”

She had the ring replaced and moved on with her life. These things happen, after all.

But Grams, now 84, has the original ring back on her finger after a 13-year absence. How did it happen?

Well, the woman who first got the ring in 1951 couldn’t believe her eyes when her daughter-in-law presented her with a surprise from that very same garden…

Colleen Daley pulled a carrot and lo and behold, there was the ring: The carrot had grown through it, resulting in one of the most incredible pictures you’ll ever see.


“I knew it had to belong to either grandma or my mother-in-law,” Daley said, “because no other women have lived on that farm.”

“I asked my husband if he recognized the ring. And he said yeah. His mother had lost her engagement ring years ago in the garden and never found it again. And it turned up on this carrot.”

The farm in question has been in the family for well over a hundred years, so it almost seems fitting that it held a 66-year-old ring for 13 years.

And then, of course, the garden gave the ring back.

Sadly, Grams’ husband Norman passed away five years ago, a month after the couple’s 60th wedding anniversary. But Mary just got a piece of him back.

And you know what?

“I’m going to wear it because it still fits,” she said.

Perhaps this amazingly lucky event was about more than luck…

Source: CBC News

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Benjamin Stephen Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, including the Norwich Bulletin, Hartford Courant, Booktrib.com, AskMen.com, and PoiseMedia, Inc. He also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms, and has a penchant for rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.

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