Friday, February 19, 2010

A Real Life Mystery

Lou Lou loves reading Nancy Drew, so you can imagine her excitement when we discovered we had a real life mystery on our hands. I was putting some stuff away in Bub's closet and noticed a little box in the corner. I had been in that closet several times and had never noticed it!

It looked like a jewelry box. I opened it to find this inside...

A little wedding ring. And I mean little. Here it is compared to mine which is a size 6, so you can see that it was meant for someone with tiny hands!

Here it is on little Lou's hand. What fun to try on a real life wedding ring that almost fits you when you are 8!

So here's the mystery. Where did the ring come from? Why was it left in the closet. And who was Marsha? And why isn't the ring still gracing her tiny finger?

Grammy came up with a wonderful theory! She guessed that the ring was someone's first ring and she "upgraded" to a bigger diamond. She probably put the ring back in its original box,taped the top to the bottom, wrote "Marsha" on it and put it aside for this Marsha person. Somewhere along the line, it was forgotten.

I think it sounds like a great story!

The box appears to be from the 70's. It is similar to Grammy's wedding ring box that was purchased in the 70's, too. If I'm able to locate its owner I'll be sure to let you know!


Kim said...

Hmmm....I love a good mystery. Wouldn't that be incredible if you could locate the owner. Has to be the Dr. Green or Dr. Morton family. Tape looks older than 10 years. BTY ~ it WOULD be in Bub's closet. ;-) Was it originally there or did find it, wonder what other "treasures" are hidden in that huge house.

Christina Zimmerman said... exciting! Be sure to dust for fingerprints..(that's how they do it on CSI anyways. hehe)...That is interesting how it ended up in THAT closet..was anyone willing to disclose more info on that one??? lol..btw..I heard that you had a Fountain inside your house the other day. LOL...Maybe Nancy Drew should be on the look out for that one too. :D It could be a clue to your current mystery! hehe

Farm Chick (at Heart) said...

Wow! That is so cool. Finding secret treasures in that old that does sound like a good Nancy Drew novel. I bet Lou Lou ate it up! :)

Grammy said...

I hope you solve this mystery and the ring can be loved and enjoyed by the person/family it was intended for. At least this mystery item has a name on it...come on, Marsha!! Where are you?