This is definitely some kind of fairy tale ending!
Devoted husband Bob Lee lost his specially inscribed wedding band 25 years ago, and he's finally been reunited with it!
Last Thursday, Ginger Carter, vice president of branch operations for Bowater Employees Credit Union in Calhoun, was in vice president of marketing Kim Gunter's office when she made the discovery.
Ginger bumped up against a paperclip in the cushions, then jokingly dug further in both her chair as well as the one next to it, and lo and behold, there was a gold wedding band with two people's initials and the date 3-18-61!
So, they surveyed the office to see if anyone could identify the ring, and Glenna Pritchett, chief financial officer for the credit union, was right on the money! Bob was previously on the credit union's board of directors.
When Carter called Bob, she said:
"He was very shocked. He was just stunned for a few moments, didn't know what to say."
Apparently, he thought he'd lost the ring when he put it in his pocket to work at the mill where he was employed. He's been wearing an inscriptionless ring ever since.
Then, on Friday, when Bob went to reunite with his wedding ring, he explained the scene, saying:
"I told the girls up there … that whoever had been cleaning the credit union all these years really didn't do that good a job… I switched [rings] this morning. I'm glad to get that back because I've had it 53 years."
Wow! 53 years of marriage! That's a feat in itself, and finding this ring is just icing on the cake.