Mary Grams lost her diamond engagement ring in the garden back in 2004, but everyone was completely shocked on how it turned up. Her daughter-in-law was working in the garden to dig up carrots for dinner, but was stunned when she pulled one of the carrots from the ground. “I recognized it right away,” Mary said, of the ring she had thought she had lost forever.
When her daughter-in-law, Colleen Daley, inspected the carrot, a ring was perfectly encircling the carrot. It looked like the carrot was wearing the diamond ring and just waiting to be plucked from the ground and be discovered!
It turns out Mary had the ring since 1951, given to her by her husband, Norman. After she lost it nearly 15 years ago, she quickly replaced it. “I didn’t tell him, even, because I thought for sure he’d give me heck or something,” she told the CBC.
Mary, 84, lives in Camrose, Alberta, but her family still has their farm in Armena, which has been in the family for 105 years. The moment Daley pulled the ring-bearing carrot from the ground, she suspected it belonged to either her mother-in-law or grandmother. “I asked my husband if he recognized 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.”
Mary’s husband died five years ago, but she says she’s looking forward to putting the ring back on because “it still fits”.
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