Mary Grams lost her diamond engagement ring in the garden in 2004, but no one expected it to be discovered. Her daughter-in-law was digging up carrots for dinner when she was taken aback when she pulled one from the ground. “I recognized it right away,” Mary said, referring to the ring she thought she’d lost forever.
When her daughter-in-law, Colleen Daley, examined the carrot, a ring perfectly encircled it. The carrot appeared to be wearing a diamond ring and was just waiting to be plucked from the ground and discovered!
Mary had the ring since 1951, when it was given to her by her husband, Norman. She quickly replaced it after losing it nearly 15 years ago. “I didn’t even tell him because I was afraid he’d give me hell or something,” she told the CBC.
Mary, 84, now lives in Camrose, Alberta, but her family’s farm in Armena has been in the family for 105 years. Daley suspected it belonged to her mother-in-law or grandmother the moment she pulled the ring-bearing carrot from the ground. “I inquired about the ring with my husband. And he agreed. His mother had lost her engagement ring in the garden years before and never found it again. And it was discovered on this carrot.”
Mary’s husband died five years ago, but she says she’s excited to re-wear the ring because “it still fits.”