Woman Discovers Lost Engagement Ring On Carrot 13 Years Later • MetDaan

Woman Discovers Lost Engagement Ring On Carrot 13 Years Later


Eighty-four years is a long time to be on God’s green earth. It doesn’t pay to hang on to your material possessions too much, as Mary Grams, 84, will tell you.

When she lost her engagement ring back in 2004, she thought that it would be the end of it and bought another, smaller ring. No point getting the same one that slipped off, after all.

Mrs Grams, however, was in for a shock. Over a decade later, the ring that she thought was gone forever has resurfaced, and in the most unlikely of places. The Grams family were tending to their vegetable garden when Mary’s daughter-in-law, Colleen, pulled up a big orange carrot with the tiny ring still attached.

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

“I asked my husband if he recognised 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.” A bit of a shock, to be sure, as the family sat down to dinner.

Colleen’s description of the ring turning up on this carrot does not really do justice to the way in which the orange root made its shocking reappearance in the Grams’ family.

If anything, the carrot had turned up around the ring, with the vegetable growing through the tiny piece of jewellery, forcing itself through it. Once the carrot had been cut away from the ring, though, Mary was in no doubt that it was hers. “I recognised it right away,” she told Canada’s CBC News.

Once a keen gardener, Mary assumed that she lost it pulling weeds in the garden of their home in the western province of Alberta. “We looked high and low on our hands and knees, we couldn’t find it. I thought for sure either they rototilled it or something happened to it,” she said.

Mary married Norman in 1951 and he had given the ring to her a year before when they agreed to wed. Despite having bought a new ring, she says that she’s still going back to the original.

“I’m going to wear it because it still fits,” she said. Admirable stuff, Mary. Maybe take it off next time you go into the garden, though.

Words: Mike Meehall Wood

Featured Image Credit: CBC News

From: ladbible

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