Lost & Found & Carrots

In 2004, Mary Grams was weeding her garden, and lost her engagement ring.  The Alberta, Canada resident was distraught.  She and her husband had been married for more than 50 years, and the ring he proposed with was one of her most prized possessions. She went out replaced the ring with a smaller, similar version, because she did not want her husband to know she had lost the original.  Ultimately, she did tell him the truth.

Carrot Wrapped Around Engagement Ring

Engagement Ring Wrapped Around a Carrot

Fast forward 13 years, and Mary’s daughter-in-law Colleen was pulling vegetables from the garden when she got far more than she bargained for. Stuck firmly around a garden fresh carrot was the lost engagement ring!  Mary thought that Colleen was kidding at first, until she saw the ring.  After removing the carrot, she was pleased to discover that the ring still fits!

Mary Grams, Owner of the Found Ring

Mary Grams, Owner of the Found Ring

Unbelievably, this is not the first time a ring was found this way! Back in 2016, a German widower who lost his wedding ring while gardening found it growing on a carrot three years later. In 2011, a Swedish woman’s wedding ring was found on a carrot 16 years after it first went missing on her farm.

Mary’s husband passed away five years ago, so he’ll never know that this story had a happy ending.  Mary still plans to wear the ring daily.

Source:  CBC News

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