Monday, 12 March 2012

The wedding ring mystery

A couple of months ago I stood on the bridleway next to the river with Tom and Dolly, and waited for Betty, who was some distance away, clinging to an oak tree.

I happened to look down at my wellies, and there nestling in the mud next to my foot was a gleaming silver object. I picked it up, and it looked like a man's wedding ring. 'I have found treasure!' I called to Betty, in a bid to entice her up the hill and away from her tree. 

I was a little bit flummoxed by this ring, and how it got to be just lying in the middle of a field, and I felt sad for the man who had lost it. But then I got to thinking... maybe he had thrown it into the river in a rage, after finding out his wife had been having an affair, and it got washed up? Or maybe it was vital evidence from a crime scene, and he had tried to discard of it? Or maybe it just simply fell off his finger as he threw a stick for his dog? Was he a local man? Or was he visiting from a land far away? Was he a ghost? Or was he indeed a she with very fat fingers? Was it a ring from ancient times? Was it worth a lot of money? Or had it been won in a Christmas cracker? So many questions.

Betty eventually caught up with us, pretty uninterested with the treasure, and we made our way to the church just up the hill. I found a scrap of paper and left a note with the ring, telling of where I had found it, and then left it in the hands of the Gods. 

Over the next two months I wondered what had become of the ring and its owner, and then this morning I saw the below extract in our parish magazine!


While I am delighted that the man/woman/criminal/ghost has been reunited with the ring, I am still none the wiser...

14 comments:

nappy valley girl said...

That is indeed a mystery. It could be the start of a novel....

Kelly Wiffin said...

What a brilliant thing to happen! A mystery but brilliant! I have lost my engagement ring and it has broken my heart. Unfortunately I will never ever see it again as I lost it in the centre of Preston!

Elsie Button said...

Hi Nappy Valley, yes I could have a go at a murder mystery....

Elsie Button said...

Hi Kelly, oh no poor you, that's horrible - how did you lose it??

Helen Spencer said...

Wow, what luck you found it and what a coincidence that it was reunited!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Oooh, I feel a novel coming on!! That sounds very mysterious!

CJ x

Carolyn said...

That's a great story...shame the person didn't leave contact details though doubt he would've furnished you with the details had he just found out his wife was having an affair!!! ha ha

Clippy Mat said...

This story fills me full of hope. I recently posted about losing my wedding ring in a field in England last year and I still cling to the hope that it will be found in much the same way as the one you found.

I think it will. :D

lizzie loodles said...

What a lovely story. A special ring reunited with its rightful owner. . I want to know more! I need to know more! You'll have to make it up to satisfy my curiosity . . indeed a good plot for a novel. xx

mrs green @littlegreenblog.com said...

What a beautiful and indeed, intriguing, story. I love your happy ending and thanks for popping by my blog this week and leaving a comment - lovely to see you :)

Malcolm Scott of Smooch RIngs said...

Men are the biggest culprits when it comes to losing wedding rings.

As one of the largest suppliers of wedding rings in the UK we get calls almost every week from customers who have lost their wedding rings. At least one call a week in the summer months comes from men who have lost their ring on their honeymoon while swimming.

A lot of men decide to have their rings a little bit too big because they aren't used to wearing them and feel strange with a ring on their finger. Unfortunately as soon as they go into cool water such as a pool or the sea - the ring becomes even looser and will come off their finger easily.

So our advice is - make sure the ring won't slip off when you are cold or wet by getting the correct size or don't wear the ring in the sea!

Malcolm Scott
www.smoochrings.co.uk

Unique wedding rings said...

Its really a mysterious matter which you have shared i like it so much it sounds interesting.

Wedding rings said...

What a wonderful experience. I am glad that the owner returned his ring.

Somerset Wedding Girl said...

You must have felt like you were in Lord of the Rings when you found the ring! I'm glad it was returned to its owner (although I hope it wasn't Gollum)