Share this article

print logo

Letter: Story of recovered ring provides hope to others

Story of recovered ring provides hope to others

The story in The News on March 11, “Treasure found after decades,” inspired me to write this letter. It fostered renewed hope that I, too, might be fortunate enough to recover my cherished school ring.

I am a member of the 1956 graduating class of Our Lady of Victory Academy in Lackawanna. In July of 1959, I was asked to chaperone a girls sorority of a cousin and her friends from Mount Mercy Academy at a cottage at Sunset Bay. My ring was lost during that week on the beach or within the cottage.

The ring has an oval blue stone with the basilica imprinted on one side and ’56 on the other. My initials, RAM, are engraved inside the band. I remember being so proud when I received the ring as a gift from my parents. I also remember being heartbroken the day I lost it. Almost 60 years later, that feeling is still with me.

I was very happy for Nancy Czajka’s good fortune. I now have renewed hope that I, too, might wear my ring again.

Rose Ann Miranda Russell

West Seneca