Carrot or carat? We’re confused already!
Mary Grams from Alberta, Canada, was finally reunited with a long lost possession last month… her engagement ring, which disappeared 13 years ago on the family farm!
84 year old Mary received the ring from her late husband Norman in 1951, and wore it constantly until it went missing in 2004. She thinks it must have fallen off her finger when she was pulling up some weeds one day, and despite searching high and low, she never found it. Assuming it was gone forever, she bought herself a slimmer replacement ring and decided not to tell Mr. Grams because she “thought for sure he’d give me heck or something”.
Fast forward to last month, and Mary’s daughter in law Colleen was uprooting some carrots for the evening’s dinner. One carrot in particular looked a little strange; it had something stuck around its middle. On closer inspection, it was a beautiful gold ring! The carrot had actually grown around the ring… must’ve taken a shine to that diamond and decided to wear it itself.
Colleen said “I knew it had to belong to either grandma or my mother-in-law, because no other women have lived on that farm. I asked my husband if he recognised 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.” They called Mary straight away and brought the ring over to her house as soon as possible. With one look, she knew it was her missing diamond engagement ring!
Sadly Mary’s husband Norman passed away five years ago, just one month after the couple’s 60th wedding anniversary. Although he didn’t get to see the return of Mary’s engagement ring, there is a silver lining to the story… when she tried it on after 66 years, it still fit perfectly!
There’s no mention of what they did with the carrot, but we hope your long lost ring brings you lots of happiness, Mary!