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(Omaha World Herald)   I lost my ailing father's ring in a lake. Then two good Samaritans came to the rescue   (omaha.com) divider line
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2020-07-05 7:23:30 PM  
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2020-07-05 7:26:03 PM  
Doesn't a wedding ring symbolize the unbreaking commitment from your partner?

I can also understand giving your partner a family heirloom as a symbol of the families becoming united.

But wearing your ailing father's ring as a wedding ring seems a little odd.
 
2020-07-05 7:47:52 PM  

SoupGuru: Doesn't a wedding ring symbolize the unbreaking commitment from your partner?

I can also understand giving your partner a family heirloom as a symbol of the families becoming united.

But wearing your ailing father's ring as a wedding ring seems a little odd.


Lots of folks pass down and re-use wedding rings. It's happened for centuries. The ailing father sounds like he already has lost his wife so the ring was passed along.

I loved the part where they wouldn't take money so the guy told them at least he was buying dinner.
 
2020-07-05 8:43:17 PM  

SoupGuru: Doesn't a wedding ring symbolize the unbreaking commitment from your partner?

I can also understand giving your partner a family heirloom as a symbol of the families becoming united.

But wearing your ailing father's ring as a wedding ring seems a little odd.


Curious - does it seem odd to you for a man to give his girlfriend his mother's or grandmother's engagement ring?  That happens all the time.
 
2020-07-05 8:49:50 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: SoupGuru: Doesn't a wedding ring symbolize the unbreaking commitment from your partner?

I can also understand giving your partner a family heirloom as a symbol of the families becoming united.

But wearing your ailing father's ring as a wedding ring seems a little odd.

Curious - does it seem odd to you for a man to give his girlfriend his mother's or grandmother's engagement ring?  That happens all the time.


I mean, I wrote exactly that above.

But giving yourself a family heirloom as a wedding band seems odd.

"As a symbol of your love for me, I'm giving me this ring."
 
2020-07-05 9:08:35 PM  

SoupGuru: Doesn't a wedding ring symbolize the unbreaking commitment from your partner?

I can also understand giving your partner a family heirloom as a symbol of the families becoming united.

But wearing your ailing father's ring as a wedding ring seems a little odd.


It isn't as unusual as you think it is.
 
2020-07-05 9:32:43 PM  

lindalouwho: SoupGuru: Doesn't a wedding ring symbolize the unbreaking commitment from your partner?

I can also understand giving your partner a family heirloom as a symbol of the families becoming united.

But wearing your ailing father's ring as a wedding ring seems a little odd.

It isn't as unusual as you think it is.


We have have an heirloom engagement ring too, which apart from being a solid family tradition was a nice thing to have as a graduate student. "No honey, I'm not being cheap, this ring is special!"
 
2020-07-05 10:06:25 PM  

Iamos: lindalouwho: SoupGuru: Doesn't a wedding ring symbolize the unbreaking commitment from your partner?

I can also understand giving your partner a family heirloom as a symbol of the families becoming united.

But wearing your ailing father's ring as a wedding ring seems a little odd.

It isn't as unusual as you think it is.

We have have an heirloom engagement ring too, which apart from being a solid family tradition was a nice thing to have as a graduate student. "No honey, I'm not being cheap, this ring is special!"


I inherited my grandmother's wedding ring, and gave it to my only niece when she turned 21. It's still to be seen if she uses it as her own.
 
2020-07-05 10:10:17 PM  
A truly good deed ♥
 
2020-07-05 10:14:32 PM  
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2020-07-05 10:17:07 PM  
If it's that important, don't take it on the boat or at least put it into the glove box straight away.
 
2020-07-05 10:18:40 PM  
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"Give it to us.  Today is our birthday.

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"and We wants it.."
 
2020-07-05 10:20:28 PM  
Strange metal detectors scanning in ponds, finding rings is no basis for a system of government.

/on the other hand, perhaps it's a better basis
 
2020-07-05 10:26:26 PM  
Wait, does that mean he's now King?
 
2020-07-05 10:34:52 PM  

lindalouwho: Iamos: lindalouwho: SoupGuru: Doesn't a wedding ring symbolize the unbreaking commitment from your partner?

I can also understand giving your partner a family heirloom as a symbol of the families becoming united.

But wearing your ailing father's ring as a wedding ring seems a little odd.

It isn't as unusual as you think it is.

We have have an heirloom engagement ring too, which apart from being a solid family tradition was a nice thing to have as a graduate student. "No honey, I'm not being cheap, this ring is special!"

I inherited my grandmother's wedding ring, and gave it to my only niece when she turned 21. It's still to be seen if she uses it as her own.


I wear the engagement ring of my grandmother-in-law and my hubby wears the wedding ring of my grandfather and my father, he doesn't mind not wearing it since it's too small for him now. Both rings are special to us.
 
2020-07-05 10:42:58 PM  
and lo did he end up in a cave, eating raw fish
 
2020-07-05 10:53:20 PM  
My mother gave her grandmother's wedding ring to me to give to my wife...which is very curious, considering that I have four older brothers who did not get that ring to give to their wives.

:)

Thanks, Mom.
 
2020-07-05 10:54:44 PM  

ShutterGirl: lindalouwho: Iamos: lindalouwho: SoupGuru: Doesn't a wedding ring symbolize the unbreaking commitment from your partner?

I can also understand giving your partner a family heirloom as a symbol of the families becoming united.

But wearing your ailing father's ring as a wedding ring seems a little odd.

It isn't as unusual as you think it is.

We have have an heirloom engagement ring too, which apart from being a solid family tradition was a nice thing to have as a graduate student. "No honey, I'm not being cheap, this ring is special!"

I inherited my grandmother's wedding ring, and gave it to my only niece when she turned 21. It's still to be seen if she uses it as her own.

I wear the engagement ring of my grandmother-in-law and my hubby wears the wedding ring of my grandfather and my father, he doesn't mind not wearing it since it's too small for him now. Both rings are special to us.


That's really nice, passing things down is grand.
 
2020-07-05 10:55:10 PM  
Lost my new wedding ring in the water at the Doral in Puerto Rico on my honeymoon.  I was told not to come back to the room until I had found it. Two days snorkelling and I found it.  Shoulda just bailed then.
 
2020-07-05 10:56:12 PM  

Sexy Jesus: Lost my new wedding ring in the water at the Doral in Puerto Rico on my honeymoon.  I was told not to come back to the room until I had found it. Two days snorkelling and I found it.  Shoulda just bailed then.


Yikes.
 
2020-07-05 11:00:59 PM  
I was in Key West running my detector when some dude runs up and asks me to help him find his wedding ring. Fine time for my machine to take a dump. I now have a Nox 800. No more problems. No more AT Pro either.
 
2020-07-05 11:03:17 PM  

Sexy Jesus: Lost my new wedding ring in the water at the Doral in Puerto Rico on my honeymoon.  I was told not to come back to the room until I had found it. Two days snorkelling and I found it.


In a rolltop desk?

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2020-07-06 12:25:57 AM  

Sexy Jesus: Lost my new wedding ring in the water at the Doral in Puerto Rico on my honeymoon.  I was told not to come back to the room until I had found it. Two days snorkelling and I found it.  Shoulda just bailed then.


I left mine in the lavatory of the plane as we were on our way to our honeymoon destination. I'd never worn a ring before on a daily basis, and took it off to wash my hands (actually didn't know you didn't have to do that). Realized half an hour later what I'd done, went back to the lavatory, and it was still there next to the sink. Count that as a minor miracle all its own. The other miracle was that my wife just laughed and said, "Well, good thing you found it; we'd have had to buy a new one in Vegas [the honeymoon destination], and if you keep losing them just because you're washing your hands, you're a higher-maintenance guy than I'd realized." We'll be married ten years next week.

...And I still have the ring.
 
2020-07-06 12:54:43 AM  
Well, at least he didn't lose it at a brothel.
 
2020-07-06 3:46:57 AM  
It's really weird to read of all these irresponsible people losing important items all over the place.  There's actually a business built to find lost items in a lake? Strange.
 
2020-07-06 8:49:29 AM  
Listen:  Strangely ill men tossing rings into ponds is not a basis for government.
 
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