Precious gold ring returned to owner
Published: November 21, 2006 | 5071st good news item since 2003
A PENSIONER has spoken of his delight after his dying wife’s missing engagement ring was returned.
Last week 82-year-old Tom Bryant, whose partner Ivy is currently very ill in hospital, made an appeal through the Pioneer to anyone who may have found the treasured gold ring to come forward.
And as a result of our story the ring was posted anonymously through the front door of Mr Bryant’s home in Overpool on Thursday morning. [Radical Honesty, The New Revised Edition: How to Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth]
He lost it while out shopping for a new wedding ring for Ivy in the town centre last month.
A relieved Mr Bryant said: ‘It is fantastic news. I’d like to thank the person who returned the ring to me as well as the Pioneer for their help with my appeal last week.
‘I went into the porch in the morning and found it had been posted through the door in an envelope which just said ‘Sorry, Mr Bryant.
‘They obviously must have known where I live but I am just grateful the ring has been returned.’
Mr Bryant added that Ivy, who has had Alzheimer’s for two years, was ‘still fighting’ in hospital but was no longer eating.
The wartime lovers from Ellesmere Port hit the headlines when they were reunited in 1996 after 56 years apart. They married a year later.