Keep your Phone close, and your metal detector closer!
I was sitting on the back patio waiting for my bride to get home. I promised her dinner out after just finding a ring for Queen (Previous Story). I was enjoying a beverage when she arrived. Then, my phone rang with a ring search. I think The Ring Finders’ wives are use to this drill. I answered the phone to talk with Chris. He told me how he lost his ring in the ocean earlier in the day and that now this spot was dry. With sunlight fading I jumped in the truck and headed his way. Chris, Anja and their son Leo were staying at one of our local camp grounds.
I met Chris at the front gate and followed him to the beach. I handed Chris my sand scoop and grabbed the rest of my gear. We walked to the area on the beach. As I was taking off my shoes, Chris used my scoop to draw a 20 yard square in the wet sand. He told me « It was in that box ». Getting to the lower part of his box I started the grid with my trusted Excalibur. On the second grid line I got the beautiful low golden tone in my head phones. My sand scoop retrieved the missing prize. I took longer to put on my shoes than to find Chris’ Wedding band. On the way back to the truck Chris told me that He and Anja have been married for 25 years. Chis had not been wearing his wedding band for 16 years. Having recently lost some weight, he was once again able to wear it for the last few months. He was upset at the loss, and equally happy that we found the wedding band. It happened so fast that I was still able to make my promised dinner.
Chris and Anja, thank you for the hansom reward. All the best on your way back home to Atlanta.