Good Samaritans helped find lost rings

Published 2:17 am Saturday, October 25, 2008

It is still great to know that there are some honest people in this world. On Oct. 13, I went to Darby’s Pharmacy, left a prescription to be filled and went to Cost Plus Grocery to pick up a couple of items. While I was there, I got something real sticky on my left hand.

A worker there gave me a damp paper towel to wipe my hand. My rings were sticky, so I took them off and put them in my pocket. I put the grocery items in the car and went back to Darby’s to get the prescription.

I got to the car and had only one ring in my pocket. I know when I took the car keys from my pocket I pulled two of the rings out (my wedding band and my anniversary ring). I went back to Cost Plus to see if I dropped them there. A real nice gentleman said he knew how I felt for he had done the same one day.

He walked over the parking lot with me, looking for the rings and we did not find them. I thought they were gone forever.

On Friday afternoon, Oct. 17, my neighbor, Patricia Pippin, was in Cost Plus and asked if anyone had turned in any rings. They told her for me to check at Darby’s. It so happened that Gena Padgett, an employee at Darby’s, found the wedding band on her way back from lunch and Michelle Biggs, an employee at South Alabama Gas District, had found the anniversary ring.

I was so happy that I thanked the Lord right away for such honest individuals. They will never know how much I appreciate meeting and talking to them. I do not know the man’s name that helped me the day I lost the rings, but hopefully he will see this and know I appreciated him helping me look in the parking lot.

Again, I am so thankful that we have honest people and it makes me realize this world is not so bad after all.

Thanks Michelle and Gena, from the bottom of my heart.

Liz Milhorn