The Ghost of Thumb Rings Past

I’ve told you about my crazy right handed wedding ring

Here’s a lovely photo of it..

I don’t think I’ve ever told you about my haunted thumb ring… It was probably 10 years ago, on warm summer Friday night. I went to an auction. Not just any auction, one of Buddy Griffin’s auctions.

The auction was almost over, and Buddy held up a simple gold wedding band that was found in the back of a night stand. He didn’t know who it belonged too, but assumed it was the elderly woman who had passed away years ago and her children were finally selling her house and it’s contents.

Here’s the ring.

Buddy started the bidding out at $25.00, no one flinched or made a bid. He dropped it to $5.00; I bid and won! When I bid I thought I would sell it on eBay; but after the ring man (HA that sounds like a pun.. but it’s not) gave it to me, slipped it on my thumb and that’s where it’s been ever since.

There is always something a little sad about auctions to me. You know… people selling their stuff.

This ring kind of personifies that to me. I couldn’t believe NO one wanted this woman’s wedding ring. I found out that she had been married 62 years, and her husband had died a few years before her. I couldn’t bring myself to sell it because well.. I’m a sentimental old cow..

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