Lost heirloom grows on carrot to find way back to owner

Marsha Scott
August 17, 2017

In the case of 84-year-old Mary Grams, the phrase could not be more pertinent as she was recently reunited with her long-lost engagement ring - and you won't believe where it was unearthed.

At the time the ring went missing, Mary was living on the Grams family farm, which has been in Norman's family for over 105 years.

She thinks she lost it while pulling a large weed from the garden.

"I asked my husband if he recognised the ring". Eventually, Grams bought a cheap replacement ring as a placeholder, deciding not to tell her husband, Norman, about the loss.

"I didn't tell him, even, because I thought for sure he'd give me heck or something", she said, adding that he never questioned about the obvious difference between the new and old rings.

Astonishingly, the ring was found wrapped around a carrot pulled from a garden at the family farm by her daughter-in-law Colleen Daley.

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As much as she looked, she was unable to find her precious ring and "cried for days". Again, her white gold band was sitting atop a carrot. Once the carrot had been cut away from the ring, though, Mary was in no doubt that it was hers. The ring would have been washed underground where it was dropped, until a carrot, the hero of the hour, started growing into it.

Daley also noted, quite accurately, that the carrot kind of looks like a finger, albeit a really warped one. "I thought for sure either they rototilled it or something had happened to it".

At the time Grams lived on a farm near Armena, Canada.

"I feel relieved and happy inside", Grams said this week. "I've never seen anything like that".

But all of that changed when the ring, which holds plenty of sentimental value as Grams' husband passed away five years ago, turned up in this year's vegetable crop.

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