[at-l] wedding ring found on AT, last chance

David Addleton dfaddleton at gmail.com
Sat Jan 23 18:34:02 CST 2010

divorced people sometimes throw the ring away . . . maybe you should
take it back to the spot you found it and give it another throw?

On 1/23/10, RockDancer <rockdancer97 at comcast.net> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Last summer's hike netted me a man's gold wedding ring, the first item of
> any value that I've obtained from the trail. Last fall the ring was
> advertised in AT Journeys and I got 6 responses, none of them were correct
> in the details of the location or the ring. So the current edition of AT
> Journeys is carrying the same ad. I wanted to mention the ring here to
> include anyone that doesn't get the magazine. Also, please pass along the
> information to others as you see fit.
> This will be the last opportunity to claim the ring. If I don't find the
> owner I'll feel no moral inhibition to dispose of the ring in some manner.
> I'm taking ideas, though, if anyone wants to be creative & clever about what
> to do with the ring.
> I was pretty impressed with getting 6 responses to the ad when it first ran.
> I had no idea that married people lose their wedding rings with such
> regularity! And given the spot I found this I've tried to come up with
> likely scenarios to explain the loss. My best guess is that the ring was
> carried by a child of the owner, perhaps on a chain. Then the chain broke,
> the ring fell off and was lost. Another possibility is that it was cold, the
> man was wearing gloves, stopped to take the gloves off for some reason and
> the ring pulled off and went flying into snow cover... if nothing else I'd
> like to find the owner to ask "how did you lose this?"
> text of ad: Ring found, June 2009, about size 10. Has some wear and seems to
> be an older design. Could be a man or womans. Write with details about the
> ring and describe where it was lost.
> I'll add that it is marked 14 K.
> Arthur Gaudet
> Lowell, MA
> Rockdancer97 at comcast.net
> "The vessel with the pestle has the brew that is true."
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