Ring lost in U.S. 47 years ago found in forest in Finland

Ring lost in U.S. 47 years ago found in forest in Finland

A woman’s high school class ring, which was lost in the U.S. in 1973, has been found in a forest in Finland and returned 47 years later.

Debra McKenna lost the item in Portland when she was a student at Morse high school, the Bangor Daily News reported.

The ring belonged to McKenna’s late husband, Shawn. The couple were married for 40 years until he died in 2017. He gave her the ring before he left for college, and she accidentally left it in a department store.

McKenna said she cried when the ring arrived in the mail at her home in Brunswick last week, The Guardian reported.

A Finnish Ilta-Sanomat news organisation reported in January that a sheet-metal worker was using a metal detector in a park in Kaarina, a small town in south-west Finland, when he found the ring. He noticed its inscription "Morse high school" and contacted the school’s alumni association. It identified Shawn as the owner because it also bore the 1973 graduation date and the initials "SM" .

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