Alberta Woman Finds Lost Engagement Ring on a Carrot

It's always in the last place you look

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Mary Grams lost her engagement ring way back in 2004, and after a few days of searching, she thought she'd never see the prized possession ever again. The 84-year-old Albertan resident had worn the ring for over fifty years before it slipped off of her finger. Grams says it likely disappeared when she was pulling large weeds from the family garden behind their home in Armena. The theory makes total sense too, because the engagement ring recently turned up in that same garden. Where was the ring found? Oh you known, just around a carrot that was growing on their lot. Yes you read that correctly: a carrot... like the vegetable.

The strange discovery was made by Grams' daughter-in-law who was visiting the property and doing a little bit of landscaping. Speaking to CBC News, Colleen Daley said that she knew right away that the rogue jewelry belonged to Mary. "I knew it had to belong to either grandma or my mother-in-law, because no other women have lived on that farm," Daley said. The farm in Armena has been in the family for 105 years, so when the ring was discovered, there was little doubt as to who it belonged to. "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."

Before the item was unearthed, Mary purchased a decoy ring and kept the disappearance a secret. "I didn't tell [my husband] even, because I thought for sure he'd give me heck or something." Grams' partner, Normand, has since passed away, but he gifted the ring a year before the couple's wedding in 1951. As for Grams herself, the lucky lady is happy to be wearing the carrot ring once again. "I'm going to wear it because it still fits," she said. 

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