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Engagement Ring Found on Carrot

Engagement Ring Found on Carrot

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By    |   Friday, 18 August 2017 06:01 AM

A carrot has been wearing a Canadian woman's engagement ring for almost 13 years and although “carats” are usually synonymous with diamond bands, this particular homophone tells a heartwarming tale.

In September 2004, Mary Grams lost her engagement ring at her family farm near Armena, Alberta, Canada.

“I went to the garden for something and I saw this long weed. For some reason, I picked it up and it must have caught on something and pulled [the ring] off,” Grams said in an interview with Global News Canada.

Although Grams searched the garden for days on end, her efforts were futile and she resigned herself to buying a replacement ring. 

“I cried for days," she remembered.

Now, in a surprising and strange turn of events, 84-year-old Grams has been reunited with her long-lost engagement ring when it turned up fitted around a carrot picked from the family farm by her daughter-in-law, Colleen Daley.

“My wife was digging carrots for supper, and I guess she came up with a carrot that had something on it," Grams' son Brian told Global News. “She thought it was deformed, and of course they were going to throw it out.”

But upon closer inspection, a diamond caught his wife's eye.

Grams now lives in Camrose, but the farm near Armena has been in the family for 105 years and is being maintained by Brian Grams and his family.

"I knew it had to belong to either grandma or my mother-in-law," Daley told CBC News, "because no other women have lived on that farm . . .  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."

When her son and daughter-in-law approached her with ring-wearing carrot, Grams could hardly believe her eyes.

“A sort of happy feeling went through [me] and I said, ‘It can’t be possible — yet here it is!'” Grams told Global News. After relieving the carrot of its carat, Grams put her engagement ring back on, exclaiming, "It still fits!"

Norman, Grams’ husband of 60 years, passed away five years ago. Although he is not able to see the ring back where it belongs, Grams assures that if he were around today, he’d laugh at this ironic finding.

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