When a woman lost her engagement ring in her garden in 2004, she thought it was gone forever.
Mary Grams, 84, told CBC News that she thinks she lost the ring while pulling a large weed from the garden. “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.”
Grams has had the ring since 1951, a year before she married her husband, Norman, and after it was lost, she quickly replaced it. “I didn’t tell him, even, because I thought for sure he’d give me heck or something,” she said.
But. recently, her daughter-in-law Colleen Daley found a carrot in the garden with Grams engagement ring on it! “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,” she added.
The ring must have been on the carrot for a long time since the carrot kind of molded itself around the ring. “If you look at it, it grew perfectly around the [ring]. It was pretty weird looking,” Daley said. “I’ve never seen anything like that. It was quite interesting.”
Gram’s husband died five years ago, so it’s safe to say she’s looking forward to putting her original ring back on. “I’m going to wear it because it still fits,” Grams said.
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