Woman Loses Wedding Ring, Goes Dumpster Diving

Unfortunately, many married couples have lost their wedding rings with no hope of seeing them again. Whether lost in bathrooms or even down the drain, it's a painful feeling. Geralee Olson-Triplett experienced the same sinking feeling when she was cleaning her house on Tuesday and she noticed her two-karat wedding ring was missing. Geralee said, “It was a deflated feeling – pretty much helpless, hopeless, but I never gave up hope."

What Geralee had on her side were prayer and ingenuity. She prayed to St. Anthony then called the company that picked up their trash. Company owner, Bruce Roggenkamp, said, “I kind of figured it’s a needle in a haystack. It’s at the landfill. There’s hundreds of tons that go in there everyday. There’s no chance." Although he did have some hope. Since there were extra pickups that day, the truck that usually delivered trash from Geralee's neighborhood ran behind schedule. As a result, the truck hadn't been able to unload.

So, early Wednesday morning, Geralee and her husband rushed to the landfill to watch the truck dump its load of trash. Geralee kept her eyes open for her trash bags. They found three of her trash bags in the truck. They opened the first and nothing. They opened the second, and Geralee's ring quickly fell out. Geralee said “This is a symbol miracles happen. Don’t ever give up faith. No matter what, don’t ever give up faith.”

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