The Legend Of The Lost Ring
The legend began years ago when a close group of friends went on their annual houseboating trip to Lake Oroville in California. They had brought along their newly engaged friends, Joelle and Todd.
Everyone was having a great trip as usual until... One warm day in the sun, the group was playing "keep away." Joelle, the bride to be, threw the ball with such energy that the ring on her finger went with the ball, flew through the air, hit the water, and slowly disappeared into the water...
Joelle was so dumbstruck with what had just occurred that she couldn't speak. Her fiancée, Todd, thought something had happened to her and kept asking if she was OK. She couldn't get the words to come out of her mouth to tell Todd that she had just literally flung her engagement ring off her finger... into the lake!
The group rented dive equipment and dove for several days in a vain effort to find that special ring. The attempts were futile. Over subsequent years on their annual houseboat trips, the couples' friend, Rick, rented diving equipment, as they had the first year, and looked for the ill fated ring, ("more for fun than expecting to actually find it.")
One year, however, after reviewing old photos and descriptions of the event, Rick and his friends were determined to finally seek it out... to find the ring once again. ("Just for fun.")
The water levels were way down from where they were the year that the ring was lost so this time, Rick decided to explore the shoreline which was now exposed underneath where they had once floated. He went to the area where he thought they had been, climbed a sheer cliff wall and walked out on the bank with another cliff directly above him. He had a decision to go right or left, he went right and looked down. And there it was, sitting right there on a rock...
Rick was beaming as he held up the newly found diamond engagement ring. The first thing he did was attach it to a key float. He decided that since he would be seeing his friends Joelle and Todd in a couple of weeks in San Francisco for Todd's 40th surprise birthday party, he would present it to them there.
The return of that special ring, the ring that Todd had proposed to Joelle with, was a tear jerker for everyone at the party. (You can watch the video of the reunion on YouTube, just click on the video image.) The happy couple was amazed and thrilled to have a such a wonderful surprise from their dear friend, Rick. It just goes to show that low lake levels, combined with undying friendship, can bring new and interesting discoveries, and much happiness too!
Congrats once again to Todd and Joelle and "good on ya" Rick!
Click here to view the video on You Tube