It’s been 46 years since Dean Anderson lost his wedding ring while playing touch football in a friend’s backyard. The ring has been missing since 1971, so imagine how surprised he was when it was recently returned to him after all these years.
Dean and his wife, Jan, searched for the ring in the grass at their buddy’s house after it slipped off Dean’s finger, but they never found it. The Portland, Oregon couple had long since forgotten about it when the wedding band was discovered by a construction crew digging up a sidewalk.
Since the band was engraved with initials and a wedding date, it made its way back to the Andersons. And even though Dean has replaced that original ring, they’re thrilled to have it back again.