Woman Discovers Lost Wedding Ring Growing on Carrot
According to Swedish paper Dagens Nyheter, it takes more than silver bells and cockle shells to make Lena Paahlsson’s garden grow. For one particular batch of carrots in her backyard, it took a piece of shiny white gold.
In 1995, Paahlsson lost her custom-designed wedding band, after taking it off in her kitchen when baking during the Christmas holiday. The ring disappeared soon thereafter, never to be seen again. The Paahlssons even tore up their kitchen floor in vain.
This last Christmas, sixteen years later, Paahlsson pulled up carrots in her garden, and wrapped around the top of one of her freshly pulled carrots, covered in dirt, was her long-lost white gold wedding band.
Paahlsson and her husband Ola believe the ring may’ve been thrown out with vegetable compost, where it was sent to the backyard, or perhaps even to their sheep. At some point, after some timely carrot plantings, the ring was ready to re-emerge into the light.
“I had given up hope,” said Paahlsson. “Now that I have found the ring again I want to be able to use it.” After a good cleaning and a resizing, Paahlsson believes the ring will be good as, well, gold.
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