When Norman proposed to Mary in 1951, he presented her with a lovely diamond engagement ring. And when Mary lost the ring while gardening in 2004, she just couldn’t bring herself to tell her husband. She quietly replaced the missing engagement ring with a look-alike. Then, 13 years later, Mary’s secret was revealed when a carrot holding the missing engagement ring turned up!
Mary Grams of Canada was devastated the day she lost the engagement ring Norman gave her. She thinks the ring came off when she was pulling weeds on the family farm in 2004.
“We looked high and low on our hands and knees,” she said. “We couldn’t find it. I thought for sure either they rototilled it or something happened to it.”
Heartbroken, Mary figured the treasured piece of jewelry was gone forever.
Mary quickly went out and bought a knock-off to replace the missing engagement ring. Her son, Ryan, was the only other person she told. But little did Mary know, a carrot would out her secret many years later!
Carrot Holding The Missing Engagement Ring
Mary, now 84 years old, has since moved. But the farm, which has been in the family for 105 years, remains with her children and grandchildren. One day, Mary’s daughter-in-law, Colleen, was doing some gardening of her own. And to her surprise, she pulled out a carrot holding the missing engagement ring!
“If you look at it, it grew perfectly around the [ring]. It was pretty weird looking,” Colleen said. “I’ve never seen anything like that. It was quite interesting.”
Colleen showed her interesting find to her husband, who immediately recognized it as his mom’s missing ring from 13 years ago.
Sadly, Norman has been gone for 5 years. He passed away just one month after his and Mary’s 60th wedding anniversary. Still, Mary is glad the cat is out of the bag on her secret, and she’s even more ecstatic to have her real engagement ring back.
And even after all these years, it still fits perfectly!
“I’m going to wear it because it still fits,” Mary said happily.
WATCH: Grandma Talks About Carrot Holding The Missing Engagement Ring
h/t: CBC News
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