|An 84-year-old lost her diamond engagement ring in September 2004 while gardening. Despite searching the farm thoroughly, Mary Grams couldn’t find the ring, given to her in 1951. “I cried for I don’t know how many days,” she said. Grams eventually settled for a replacement ring -- a cheaper alternative -- and told no one but her son. She said her late husband never noticed the difference.|
The band was eventually found by Mary's daughter-in-law, who now lives on the farm with her husband. She was pulling carrots when she saw one was encircled with the engagement ring.