May 7, 2010

World Series ring finds its way back to its rightful owner

We're all about the heart-warming stories here at Just South of North. Here's an excellent story about how an 11-year old returned a World Series ring to its rightful owner using the internet.

Merrill Hess, a former Pittsburgh Pirates scout who's now 83, recently lost the ring he was awarded after the Bucs won the 1960 World Series. He wasn't quite sure where he had misplaced it, but it turned up when 11-year-old Kate Drury found it on the floor of a snack bar at a New Jersey ice rink. She immediately alerted the rink manager of the find, but no one showed up to claim it. (Hess was thinking he might have left it in Florida while on vacation.)

A curious Kate then posted a question about the ring on Yahoo! Answers, which led to Hess' daughter Arlan finding her through an Internet search. The two parties soon connected and Kate was only too happy to return the jewelry to its rightful owner. 

I know what you're thinking, somebody still uses Yahoo! and the Pittsburgh Pirates won the World Series? Shocking on all levels but it does make for an excellent story.

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