'It still fits': Engagement ring missing for more than a decade found with a garden carrot growing inside it
A woman who was resigned to never seeing her beautiful engagement ring ever again - and had bought a smaller one as a replacement - was shocked when her daughter-in-law found it on a carrot.
The family had harvested some carrots from their farm in Alberta, Canada, for dinner, and one had grown around the engagement ring, which was then pulled from the ground.
Mary Grams, 84, had lost her beloved ring in 2004 while she was in the garden, and thought she would never see it again.
"I recognized it right away," she said.
She thinks she lost it while pulling a large weed from the garden.
"We looked high and low on our hands and knees," she told CBC news.
"We couldn't find it. I thought for sure either they rototilled it or something happened to it."
Mrs Grams has had the ring since 1951, a year before she married her husband, Norman.
The ring was found by her daughter-in-law, Colleen Daley.
"I knew it had to belong to either grandma or my mother-in-law," she said, "because no other women have lived on that farm.
"I asked my husband if he recognized the ring. And he said yeah. His mother had lost her engagement ring years ago in the garden and never found it again. And it turned up on this carrot."
Mrs Grams said she is pleased the ring was found.
"I'm going to wear it because it still fits," she said.