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(CBC)   Woman places online ad seeking grandfather's lost wedding ring, which he traded for a pint of beer in the 1950's   (cbc.ca) divider line 27
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2013-10-22 01:08:54 AM
That thing's probably been melted and recast a few times by now.
 
2013-10-22 01:25:50 AM
You might be an alcoholic if...
 
2013-10-22 01:29:04 AM
OK, what's his Fark handle...?
 
2013-10-22 01:30:22 AM
If it was only worth a pint of beer, it's probably at the bottom of a landfill by now.
 
2013-10-22 01:31:17 AM
A ring traded 6 decades ago for a beer? I think the odds of recovering that would be worse than winning Powerball or Mega millions.
 
2013-10-22 01:32:24 AM
Drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, Grandpa.
 
2013-10-22 01:37:20 AM
got it.  send full body nude photos, etc.
 
2013-10-22 01:46:00 AM
It would be worth about 6 pints now.  Inflation and all.
 
2013-10-22 01:51:34 AM

timujin: That thing's probably been melted and recast a few times by now.


The ring or the grandfather?
 
2013-10-22 02:02:28 AM
At least it was just the ring and he didn't sell his wife and children.
 
2013-10-22 02:15:04 AM
I don't think that counts as lost
 
2013-10-22 02:21:33 AM

Danger Avoid Death: timujin: That thing's probably been melted and recast a few times by now.

The ring or the grandfather?


Yes.
 
2013-10-22 02:26:46 AM

kona: got it.  send full body nude photos, etc.


Of the grandfather?
 
2013-10-22 02:41:58 AM
Huh. My grandfather was a commander of the naval base in Halifax in the 50s. I wonder if he was this guy's CO.
 
2013-10-22 02:43:51 AM

Czechzican: Huh. My grandfather was a commander of the naval base in Halifax in the 50s. I wonder if he was this guy's CO.


That's it. Your grandfather probably has this guy's ring.
 
2013-10-22 02:45:13 AM

Danger Avoid Death: Czechzican: Huh. My grandfather was a commander of the naval base in Halifax in the 50s. I wonder if he was this guy's CO.

That's it. Your grandfather probably has this guy's ring.


You might be onto something..
 
2013-10-22 02:56:00 AM
Bars hang onto junk for years, especially if there's a story in it. If the place is still open, somebody check their till or their nostalgia wall.
 
2013-10-22 02:58:45 AM

balisane: Bars hang onto junk for years, especially if there's a story in it. If the place is still open, somebody check their till or their nostalgia wall.


That's true. I found my long-lost uncle Charlie hanging on a nostalgia wall.
 
2013-10-22 03:02:06 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: If it was only worth a pint of beer, it's probably at the bottom of a landfill by now.


The ring or the grandfather?
 
2013-10-22 04:16:40 AM
Hey, at least he didn't burn off his grandson's penis and nipples with a lighter.
 
2013-10-22 06:30:42 AM
This is the wrong human interest story. Lots of grandfathers swapped rings for bar tabs, it's the story about finding that ring after 50 years that makes a human interest story. This is a human disinterest story.
 
2013-10-22 06:57:26 AM

Plant Rights Activist: I don't think that counts as lost


This. It isn't lost, it's traded. There is a difference.
 
2013-10-22 07:41:04 AM
So grandpa was an idiot that swapped his ring for a fix, got it.
 
2013-10-22 07:45:07 AM
Sounds like a good trade to me.
 
2013-10-22 10:31:45 AM

pjbreeze: It would be worth about 6 pints now.  Inflation and all.


The ring or the grandfather?
 
2013-10-22 11:08:10 AM
What did he get for the wife?
 
2013-10-22 11:30:47 AM

autopsybeverage: Sounds like a good trade to me.


Yeah, except for this:

He never replaced the ring, but he's still married.

If he'd traded the wife for beer, it'd be different.

/kidding
//wife reads fark
///hi, honey!
 
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