After 13 Years, 84-Year-Old Finds Her Missing Engagement Ring Wrapped Around A Carrot In Her Garden

A carrot with a carat.

When Mary Grams lost her engagement ring 13 years ago, she thought she'd never see it again. The 84-year-old's ring was given to her by her late husband, Norman, in 1951 before they got married. It disappeared in 2004 while she was weeding her garden.


"I went to the garden for something and I saw this long weed. For some reason, I picked it up and it must have caught on something and pulled [the ring] off," Grams explained to Global News. Before she could look for the ring, her son, Brian, said he needed to ride into the fields to harvest grain.

Grams knew the general area where she had dropped the ring, but couldn't find it when she tried to look later.

After a few weeks searching, she bought a much smaller engagement ring to replace the missing one in the hopes that her husband wouldn't notice.

Fast-forward to 2017,  Brian now lives on the farm with his wife, Colleen Daley. Daley was recently pulling carrots in the garden, when she came upon an odd-looking carrot with something attached to it.

And she realized it was a ring.

Daley explained to CBC, "If you look at it, it grew perfectly around the carrot. It was pretty weird looking." She showed the ring and carrot to her husband, who knew it must be his mother's missing engagement ring. 

The couple called Grams to tell her the good news. 

After cutting the carrot in half, she put it on her finger, and it still fit.

"A sort of happy feeling went through [me] and I said, 'It can't be possible — yet here it is!'" Mary told Global News. She added that if she's going to do anything outside, she's going to make sure that she takes the ring off and puts it in a safe place.

(H/T: Mashable)

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