Long-lost class ring found after 52 years

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — Fifty-two years after losing his high school ring shortly after graduation, a man has gotten it back — and it was all of 3 miles away from where he grew up in New Hampshire.

Ray Goodwin, of White River Junction, Vermont, graduated from Lebanon High School in 1965. The Valley News reports (http://bit.ly/2uRXcfk) he lost his ring before being drafted into the Air Force that year.

The retired 70-year-old cook got a call recently from Ann Kerrigan, in Wilder, Vermont, just across the state line. She found the ring, which was initialed, in her backyard. A call to the high school resulted in a search through yearbooks and other resources before Goodwin was reached.

Kerrigan herself was reunited with a Class of 1981 ring she had lost five years ago from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia.

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Information from: Lebanon Valley News, http://www.vnews.com