In addition to candy bars and other treats, the tike, dressed as Cookie Monster, managed to score an expensive gold wedding band. Mom and dad found the ring while rummaging through the contents Jack’s Halloween candy bucket.
“I immediately picked it up and knew that it had to be someone’s wedding ring and knew it must have fallen off when she was putting candy into Cookie Monster’s pumpkin bucket,” says mom Michaela Sims. “Knowing how awful it feels to lose something that important, I put the ring in a safe place and went to the computer to post something about it on the Alcova Heights neighborhood listserve.”
But when she looked on the listserve, there was already a message from the woman who lost the ring. So Michaela responded that she had it and left her email address. Elapsed time between messages: about an hour and a half.
Now, the ring is back where it belongs.
“I sent my address to her and she has just now brought it back to me,” said Carolyn Mauck, for whom the ring has held extra sentimental value since her husband passed away last year. “This is indeed a case of neighbor helping neighbor. Our neighborhood is great about doing things like that.”
“Sam (the four-year-old) and I dropped the ring off at her house a little bit ago,” Michaela wrote soon after returning from Mauck’s house. “She was very happy… After Sam said trick or treat a few times, he hugged her and said ‘God Bless You!’ (And then promptly ran into her yard to try to climb her tree.)”
“She seems so sweet,” wrote Michaela. “I’m so glad this ended well.”
Thanks to J.A. for the tip. Photo courtesy of Michaela Sims.
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