JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Elaine and Jim Canary thought for sure they would never again see her diamond wedding ring, lost on a business trip.

She noticed the ring was missing Oct. 14, 2004, when standing in line at a coffee shop.

“I was devastated,” she said.

A subsequent and frantic search of the couple’s hotel room didn’t produce the ring.

Then, two weeks ago, just shy of the two-year anniversary of losing the ring, they got a call from the coffee house owner in Petersburg. The ring had been found when an old Pepsi cooler was moved to make room for a pastry case.

Canary surmises she put the ring in her pocket to put on lotion and forgot about it. Then, while standing in line, the ring probably fell out when she reached in her pocket.

She wasn’t the only one surprised.

“The insurance company was completely shocked as well,” Canary said. “They said rings are never found; they were surprised I reported it, too.”

This wasn’t the first time she felt anguish over a lost wedding ring.

“I did lose our first ring. My husband said he is going to start buying them by the dozen,” she said.


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