Friday 22 September 2017

Widower is reunited with lost wedding ring lost 15 years ago - weeks after his wife died

The wedding ring belonging to David Penner lost on a Christmas tree farm 15 years ago. Picture: NJ.com/YouTube
The wedding ring belonging to David Penner lost on a Christmas tree farm 15 years ago. Picture: NJ.com/YouTube
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

It was a Christmas miracle for a recently widowed man looking for his long-lost wedding ring.

David Penner lost his wife of 42 years in September and spoke of his delight at having been reunited with a priceless heirloom just weeks after she passed.

During a visit to a Christmas tree farm in New Jersey 15 years ago, he lost his wedding band was lost and they never replaced it as he said the most important thing was "we had each other".

But on December 2nd, he was reunited with the ring, which was inscribed with their wedding date on July 20, 1974 and the words, "To David. Love, Nancy.

In early December, a farmer riding his tractor in April was caught by the sparkle of the ring and when he read the inscription, began campaigning to reunite the ring with its owner.

"This was a piece come back to me, in her absence," Penner said.

"I thought it was a miracle."

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