Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Diamond In The Rough

It's Got A Familiar Ring

A grandmother in the UK has got back the engagement ring she threw into a field during a tiff 67 years ago after her grandson dug it up. Violet Booth and fiance Samuel hunted in vain for the diamond ring and had to buy another when they married months later in 1941. But metal detector fan Leighton Boyes, 33, found it in just two hours after he pinpointed the spot. Violet, now 88, wept with joy as she put on the ring. Violet, whose husband died 15 years ago, added: "This ring means the world to me and brings back so many happy memories. I can't stop looking at it."

FOOTNOTE: Boyes will be boys.

10 comments:

Patty said...

What a terrific story. It's amazing what you can find with a metal detector.

Frasypoo said...

Thats amazing!!
I once decided that if I was throwing a ring away,I would thro it where I could retrieve it later!!!

leslie said...

How sweet! and again you've got the title and footnote just right! ;D

Akelamalu said...

It was in all our papers today - a great story.

Anna said...

Interesting story, so many years, ouch. Anna :)

Lee said...

Aww...that makes you want to smile. :) Good for her grandson!

Peace!

smilnsigh said...

What a precious story!

Mari-Nanci

Kathryn said...

That is a precious story. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Sandi McBride said...

I've pitched a fit or two in my day but I've never by God thrown away a piece of jewelry...especially if it included a diamond. That must have been some tiff...bet their marriage was hot as pepper sprout, too, as Johnny Cash would say!

Am'n2deep said...

What a sweet gift for Violet. I love that it was not the memory of the tiff, but the 'many happy memories' that followed that were remembered and treasured most.