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Mounda beach Kefalonia

In May two thousand and seven I was on a beach on the sand When it was time to leave I noticed, I was missing my gold band I started digging the sand frantically, my wife she helped too We were flying home the next day, there was little we could do. Before we left the beach I took a picture, of where we had lay I hoped that sometime in the future we'd return here one day My wife about five months later found a cheap holiday online It was for a holiday to kefalonia and to me it was a clear sign. I packed my metal detector and brought the photo with me Would I find the treasure in the sand or find it in the sea? After about half an hour of searching I heard a loud beep I'd brought a small shovel with me and started digging deep. But eureka I'd found it, and was good as new after a clean It had slightly discoloured and had turned a little bit green My wife had been trying to sleep, when she heard me shout Some people looked our way, so I explained what it was about. That night we went out to a restaurant and we celebrated I was still smiling and over the moon and was feeling elated I'd already claimed for the loss because that's what you do And I don't have one wedding ring, because now I have two. (A true story ) Written on 22nd June 2022 One In Five Poetry Contest Theme chosen - A Lost Ring Sponsored by Joseph May

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Date: 7/17/2022 12:28:00 PM
Hello Tom. I'm so glad I logged in for a moment because I came across this gem of a poem and true story. It is marvelous in every way including your execution and beautiful ending to this tale. May this day find you well. I hope you are still smiling.
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Date: 7/17/2022 12:38:00 PM
Thank you very much Lisa, I often think of it and it brings a smile to my face. Hope your weekend is going well. Tom
Date: 7/11/2022 9:51:00 PM
Wow Tom what a great Story. Loved it. So glad you found your ring, what are the odds on that? Luck had your name written that day Tom you found it. It was meant to be, your will and determination was all you. Congratulations on your Win in the contest but A bigger Congratulations for finding that special wedding ring.
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Date: 7/11/2022 11:47:00 PM
Thank you very much for your congratulations and comments Michael, to be honest never thought I'd see it again, I was over the moon when I found it. Tom
Date: 7/11/2022 8:18:00 PM
A very beautiful story written in your very style. Congratulations!
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Date: 7/11/2022 11:46:00 PM
Thank you very much Christuraj, I'm happy that you enjoyed it. Hope your week is going well. Tom
Date: 7/11/2022 4:24:00 PM
It's amazing that you found the ring Tom, Congrats on your win
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Date: 7/11/2022 11:45:00 PM
Thank you very much Joseph, your contest awakened that happy memory, thanks too for hosting the contest. Hope you're well. Tom
Date: 7/11/2022 1:45:00 PM
GREAT STORY TOM! And I love that it is true! Love always waits for us to return. I am so happy that you found your original wedding band! I rejoice with you in your miracle! Blessings! Over Fork Over!!!
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Date: 7/11/2022 2:59:00 PM
Thank you very much Sam, when I saw lost ring as one of the titles it resurfaced the memory. It was a fantastic feeling when I dug it up, it was indeed a miracle. Hope you're keeping well, over fork over. Tom
Date: 7/11/2022 12:37:00 PM
This was always gonna make the rankings, Tom. Congrats. Terry
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Date: 7/11/2022 1:07:00 PM
Thank you very much for your congrats and return visit Terry, Hope you're enjoying the heatwave. Tom
Date: 7/11/2022 11:54:00 AM
Congratulations on first place Tom! I enjoyed your true story. You are doubly blessed. Nice photo, speaks volumes.
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Date: 7/11/2022 1:09:00 PM
Thank you very much for your congrats Anaya, it was a chance in a million finding it again. Tom
Date: 7/11/2022 9:35:00 AM
Back to your beautiful poem on your life experience with Congratulations on its first place win !
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Date: 7/11/2022 10:20:00 AM
Thank you very much for your congrats and return visit Valsa, Hope your week is off to a good start. Tom
Date: 7/10/2022 3:50:00 PM
I could really tell by your exuberance that this was a true story. Wonderful that you found your wedding ring and now you have a spare as well. I loved your heartwarming story Tom. I hope this is a top winner. Blessings xxoo
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Date: 7/11/2022 1:52:00 AM
Thank you very much Connie, We had originally planned to go on a tour to Italy but due to lack of interest it was cancelled, my wife searched on line and found a bargain to Kefalonia, fate had decided that me and ring would be reunited. It certainly made my day. Tom
Date: 7/10/2022 5:26:00 AM
what a wonderful reunion with ring that was lost in a vast sandy area yet found much later in time. No wonder you both celebrated that night, deservedly so. when we were burgled in our driveway they took elias ring amongst camera, money, my diamond ring our rolex watches and much more, fortunately they did not take mine so we took mine to the jeweller and he melted it down put more gold to it and we had our rings back. We were held at gunpoint in our driveway. Great write tom blessings Jenn
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Date: 7/10/2022 7:59:00 AM
Thank you very much Jennifer, I remember you telling me about that robbery, hell Awaits those lowlifes, they'll pay for their crimes one day. Thankfully you weren't injured and things can be replaced. Finding my ring certainly made my day. Hope you're well. Tom
Date: 7/7/2022 2:08:00 PM
An excellent narrative, Tom. Once my cousin and I were helping our uncle pick newly dug-up potatoes, when a golden ring appeared, glittering in the sun. Later we showed it to my aunt who straight away recognized it as hers, lost in that same field about 50 yrs earlier! ~ Regards // paul
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Date: 7/7/2022 9:44:00 PM
Thank you Paul, that was an amazing story , I think we've both proved that miracles do happen you certainly made your aunts day. Tom
Date: 7/3/2022 12:46:00 PM
What a marvellous story Tom, adventurous, creative, spontaneous and I love the way how it ended up with optimism... Silpika
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Date: 7/3/2022 9:44:00 PM
Thank you very much Silpika, I'd already written it off as a loss and was quite shocked when my detector beeped and their it was. Certainly made my holiday finding it on the first day of searching. Tom
Date: 7/3/2022 10:59:00 AM
A fantastic poem for and story Tom. I love your photo as well. Congratulations. You are proof. Where there’s a Will, there’s a way! Favorite for me! Panagiota xxx
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Date: 7/7/2022 9:45:00 PM
Thank you Pangie, glad Eddie and Marie enjoyed it. Tom
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Date: 7/3/2022 3:06:00 PM
I read the poem to Eddie! He loved is as well! I am not in Turkey…just am a Turkey. Elena is so happy for you. Hugs from us all in California. Panagiota xxx
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Date: 7/3/2022 11:15:00 AM
Thank you very much Pangie, it was a great shock when I found it. Greetings from Marmaris, Turkey. Tom
Date: 7/2/2022 7:36:00 PM
Wow what a wonderful happy ending to our poetic story and great pic. For sure a winner! Good luck
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Date: 7/2/2022 8:35:00 PM
Thank you very much Karen, it was like hitting the jackpot that day. I often think of it, Tom
Date: 7/2/2022 6:57:00 PM
That is so amazing Tom, it has to be divine intervention. A most enjoyable read… Belle
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Date: 7/2/2022 8:33:00 PM
Thank you very much Belle, I did ask the 'boss' for help and he did. Tom
Date: 7/2/2022 10:19:00 AM
this was a REALLY cool story. I did a true story too, but not nearly this good and dramatic
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Date: 7/2/2022 8:31:00 PM
Thank you very much Andrea, never in a million years did I think I'd find it again, greetings from Turkey. Tom
Date: 6/29/2022 8:44:00 PM
'Two for the price of one,' as they say, Tom! Way to go, Eagle-Eye! :) gw
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Date: 6/29/2022 10:48:00 PM
Thank you Gershon, greetings from Turkey. Tom
Date: 6/28/2022 7:51:00 PM
A lovely ending to a charming tale, as always bloody well done! A real winner! Robert
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Date: 6/28/2022 11:48:00 PM
Thank you very much Robert, it certainly made the holiday very special. Greetings from Turkey. Tom
Date: 6/26/2022 2:20:00 AM
Love this and even better it's a true story!! Well done :-)
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Date: 6/26/2022 11:43:00 PM
Thank you very much Lisa, greetings from Turkey. Tom
Date: 6/25/2022 4:36:00 AM
Tom, what a lovely story! Life sometimes has a way to come full circle ! I love how you crafted this piece!! Happy Saturday!!
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Date: 6/25/2022 5:48:00 AM
Thank you very much Mike, somebody was looking down on me that day. Have a great weekend, greetings from Turkey. Tom
Date: 6/24/2022 2:27:00 PM
A wonderful true story with a happy ending. You was clearly destined to find it and I am so glad that you did. A bonus win-win with the claim too lol. Hope you are keeping well Tom. Emilia : )
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Date: 6/25/2022 5:47:00 AM
Thank you very much Emilia, never in a million years think that I'd find it again, All good here hope you are too. Greetings from Turkey. Tom
Date: 6/24/2022 5:03:00 AM
You see, my dearest, Tom, when you come to Greece you have something more than the sunshine to gain: Gold to find and to avoid pain! I enjoyed your delightful poem, my friend. Wish you to come to Kefalonia again and find ...a third ring! Blessings!
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Date: 6/24/2022 6:39:00 AM
Thank you very much Demetrios, it's on my to visit list, just heading off to Turkey for two weeks, will look in when I can. Enjoy your weekend. Tom
Date: 6/24/2022 12:19:00 AM
Smashing story, Tom. You must have been delighted. I’ve heard some amazing lost and found stories over the years, even had one or two myself. Terry
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Date: 6/24/2022 12:30:00 AM
Thank you Terry, I was over the moon, I hate losing stuff. Before I left got a loss form from the police and claimed on the insurance So now got a spare one. See you in two. Tom
Date: 6/23/2022 10:49:00 PM
Hooray, the circle unbroken, a reward for your persistence Tom. Makes great poetry too.
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Date: 6/24/2022 12:28:00 AM
Thank you very much Harry, I always keep going until all avenues have been explored, couldn't believe it when the detector bleeped, I celebrated that night. Tom
Date: 6/23/2022 5:18:00 PM
This is an amazing story. I enjoyed it and it made me smile. Well done Tom. Thanks for sharing :)
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Date: 6/24/2022 12:26:00 AM
Thank you very much Heidi I'm happy you enjoyed it. Hope you're keeping well. Tom
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