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Got a call from my grandson yesterday

tommy44tommy44 Posts: 2,192 ✭✭✭✭✭

He remembered I had a metal detector. We had searched for coins at a local middle school football/soccer field about a year ago and found sixteen cents if my memory serves me right.

He called last night telling me that a woman who lost a very expensive ring near his old elementary school is offering a $1,000 reward. He asked if I could come over with the metal detector and help him search. Oh to be 14 again and be as excited as he is. Going over tomorrow, wish us luck. Maybe we'll find some coins even if we don't find the ring.

it's crackers to slip a rozzer the dropsy in snide

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  • No HeadlightsNo Headlights Posts: 2,036 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good luck. Hopefully your detector allows you to set for just what you’re looking for.

  • pocketpiececommemspocketpiececommems Posts: 5,738 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It would be nice to talk to the lady to find out what area she was in and what she was doing when she lost it. Maybe even when she realized it was lost

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Definitely go to look for it... and it would be a good move to talk to the lady first for details as PPC recommends...Let us know what happens... Cheers, RickO

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,482 ✭✭✭✭✭

    i hope lady luck serves you well :)

  • goldengolden Posts: 9,045 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good luck!

  • tonedSilvertonedSilver Posts: 153 ✭✭✭

    Best of luck!

  • tommy44tommy44 Posts: 2,192 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Alas, Jack stayed home from school today with a sore throat. Tomorrow and Sunday call for rain. Hopefully next week will fair better. Obviously it's not the ring that's important here, it's getting out with my grandson before he loses his enthusiasm.

    it's crackers to slip a rozzer the dropsy in snide

  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,533 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That brings back memories. My Mother lost a ring in our front yard in the grass. Don't know exactly how but it was a doozie of 3 carats or more. Damn we all, the whole family of 5, got on our knees and search till dark (about 3 hours). Nada. Dad found a detectorist and he search for hours and hours the next day. No luck. I found it about a year later when mowing the law....was 20 feet away from where she dropped it (how does that happen?). No harm after all that time.
    Thanks for the great memory OP.

    bob :)

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  • Timbuk3Timbuk3 Posts: 11,658 ✭✭✭✭✭

    :) !!!

    Timbuk3
  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @AUandAG ....Wow...quite an experience.... not sure how it may have moved...or if her memory of where she dropped it was a bit off... However, the neat thing is you found it.... Cheers, RickO

  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,533 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    @AUandAG ....Wow...quite an experience.... not sure how it may have moved...or if her memory of where she dropped it was a bit off... However, the neat thing is you found it.... Cheers, RickO

    Remember my Mother, at the time, owned a casino and I'm sure she was probably exhausted, drunk, or whatever and probably 4 or 5 am after a long night! Memory might have been much different after she awoke.
    bob ;)

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @AUandAG ....yep.... there could have been a minor memory lapse under those conditions.... speaking from experience here.... :D:D Cheers, RickO

  • metalmeistermetalmeister Posts: 4,584 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good luck and have fun with your grandson ( treasure hunter )

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  • KkathylKkathyl Posts: 3,762 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looking forward to the results. Have a great day

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  • pocketpiececommemspocketpiececommems Posts: 5,738 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When I have been called upon to find a ring or bracelet I've never found it right where they think they list it. Sometimes you have to make a pretty big circle

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree with PPC.... if it was where they 'thought' they lost it, they likely would have found it. Cheers, RickO

  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,533 ✭✭✭✭✭

    aaaaah, this never happened? Hope all is well.

    bob :)

    Registry: CC lowballs (boblindstrom), bobinvegas1989@yahoo.com
  • mvs7mvs7 Posts: 1,661 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @tommy44 - did you ever get out with your grandson?

  • tommy44tommy44 Posts: 2,192 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @mvs7 said:
    @tommy44 - did you ever get out with your grandson?

    Got together this past week, should have posted a update. It turns out the woman has no idea where she actually lost the ring, just a general idea of where she had been the day she noticed it missing. A good bit of the area included a four to five mile stretch of highway with a 45 MPH speed limit! We agreed that we will limit our activity to searching for coins in parks, playgrounds and ball fields for the time being and gold panning in GA gold belt streams when the weather warms up.

    it's crackers to slip a rozzer the dropsy in snide

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Too bad.... with information like that, no set plan can be established, and, in fact, would likely be a fruitless search, since the ring could be under her bed in the house - "...the woman has no idea where she actually lost the ring,..." Cheers, RickO

  • One time on a Saturday afternoon, about ten years ago, I was detecting in our local park and an older lady was running toward me and hollered Out. "Hey Mister, Hey Mister". I ran toward her and told her to slow down and if she was hollering at me. She said yes and she wanted to know if I had found a diamond ring. I said no, but if she described it, and I found it I would call her and let her know. The next day, I heard the "Hey Mister" sound again. She informed that she had found her ring. I asked her where she had found it and her reply caught me off guard. She said she found it in her refrigerator. She explained that she reached into the frig and was laying by a jar of dill pickles. I guess with the coldness of the frig, it slipped off and she didn't notice it was gone until she and her hubby were having a picnic in the park. All is well that ends well. MDH

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Now that is a funny story.....and very nice of the lady to come back and let you know...Cheers, RickO

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