Human Interest

With This Ring (Part II)

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Lake Oswego, Oregon, serviced by RVSS. (Image Credit: Espriqii)

This second story also takes part in Oregon and involves a rather stickier situation.

Pat Hanson has worn her mother’s engagement ring, a unique swirl of diamonds dating from the 1920’s, with dedication since her passing in 1989.  Due to recent wright loss, the ring had loosened on her finger.  Somehow the ring slipped off her finger into a flushing toilet at her church.  Immediately Ms. Hanson panicked at the potential loss and prayed to St. Anthony of Padua, the patron saint of lost items, for its safe return.  The next days, she approached the Rogue Valley Sewer Service (RVSS) and asked their assistance in locating the heirloom.  The initial attempts returned no results.  Ms. Hanson left the facility thinking the ring was possibly gone forever but, unbeknownst to her, the RVSS workers continued the search.   They closed the sewer line so they could search it dry.  Four days after Ms. Hanson’s original request, the RVSS team returned her ring, safe and thoroughly cleaned.

Family heirloom: Pat Hanson was stunned when sewer workers returned a diamond ring that she had accidentally flushed down the toilet a day previously

Pat Hanson shows her mother engagement ring, an heirloom from the 1920’s, recovered from the sewer line beneath her church. (Image Credit: AP)

Read more at The Daily Mail and the Mail Tribune.

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  1. Jennifer

    December 18, 2014 at 12:32 PM

    That was so nice of them to continue to search. Thank you for sharing.

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