Lady Magnon has been Spring Cleaning; not at home dusting books and pictures, but up at the barn, in the section that has remained simply 'barn'.
It's a mess up there. There are two ride-on mowers, several bikes, a big standing circular saw for the logs, piles of cement bags and concrete blocks, a pair of identical washing machines, lots of timber, a ping-pong table, the children's old high-chair cots etc, and just about everything else you might imagine. Lady M wanted it organised and clean.... an almost impossible task.
Personally I growled and snorted when asked to move heavy objects, so was reluctantly allowed to go off to mow the estate, and she continued alone; happily reorganising and sweeping.
One old cardboard box she found was filled with 'Miscellaneous Objects', one of which was an old dusty single glove. As she was about to toss it into the rubbish bag, she felt something inside.
It turned out to be a ring, which looked like a wedding ring (see above).
It is made of plain silver, and inside is engraved TAMERZA 3. 10. 05. Well, I do know that Tamerza is in Tunisia, but I can't imagine why the ring should be here, why it is dated, or even who might have lost it. All very strange.
I shan't continue to wear it, one ring is enough (mine is the Maltese cross); although it does fit perfectly.
Any theories about its discovery?
Were any of the family in Tunisia in 2005? I presume you will be getting ready for an Easter Egg hunt.ReplyDelete
Not that we know of; that's the odd part! A bit early for the Easter egg hunt, but of course we'll have one.Delete
It's nice to have some mysteries in our lives but we human beings are always looking for explanations. I imagine it is a wedding ring. Who wore the gloves? Was it a work glove?ReplyDelete
P.S. You need to make an appointment with your manicurist.
Yes, I believe it was a well used work glove, and the ring must simply have slipped off when the glove was last used. But whose hand was in the glove remains a mystery. As for my manicurist; he used to be a cage-fighter, and views things differently.Delete
Well, YP, I find Cro's nails almost too perfect since he has his fingers in Haddock's soil more often than not. Still, I suppose a nail brush and vigorous brushing do wonders. Unless you peel and grate fresh turmeric. Yes, turmeric. The devil's invention. Soil under your nails is one thing, how do you explain bright orange? You don't. Least said the better.Delete
Every year when I prepare green Walnuts for pickling, my fingers become a horrible dark orange colour. It is indelible, and people must think I smoke 100 cigs a day!!!Delete
Oh wow, what a discovery ...... it makes you wonder who’s was it ? ..... did they search high and low for it ? Are they still wondering what happened to it ? My mum always said it was very unlucky to wear someone else’s ring ! XXXXReplyDelete
I'll take it off at once (if I can get it off).Delete
Firstly whose things are they that Lady M is sorting? Then you might find an answer to the origins of the ring. If the answer is they were your things, then did you have someone staying with you who may have have been helping you or careless with possessions and lost a glove before they went home. Nice plain ring.ReplyDelete
Yes, it's a nice simple silver ring; just the sort that I like. It was found up at the barn, but we've had lots of workers up there over the years. I don't think either Wills or Kellogg ever visited Tunisia, but someone could have bought it elsewhere.Delete
Sounds like the beginnings of a book - hope you have an author reading this who can write itReplyDelete
It is strange, not least because rings (particularly wedding rings) don't come off the finger easily. Most certainly not when removing a glove.ReplyDelete
What is also unusual to find the name of a place engraved rather than the name of the person you exchanged rings with. Best I can come up with is that a man fell in love, was jilted way before they made it to the altar; heartbroken he had his ring engraved with the place and date of his personal Waterloo. Then he took himself off to France and mended your barn. Not eating properly, heartache does take appetite away, he fell off the flesh and the ring, unbeknown to him, slipped off his finger. What I want to know why he didn't search for either ring or glove. Maybe he was a bit dim.
Next you'll find me writing Mills & Boon novellas.
I like the idea of him starving in a French garrett; so much so that his finger shrank, and the ring fell off. Maybe he was glad to be rid of the wretched thing?Delete
Is it Shrank or Shrunk?Delete
Simple past tense is shrank and is correct. Past participle is shrunk as in "his finger has shrunk".Delete
Thank you... It didn't look right, so I'm pleased to hear that it was.Delete
Which '05? You say it was well worn....ReplyDelete
Also, it could be from a parallel universe... the owner put the glove down and one of those ripples in time dragged it into our universe...
I presume 2005, although the script is very medieval looking. Shades of Dr Who in there!Delete
It looks medieval, I like it.ReplyDelete
I just mentioned above that the writing inside is very medieval looking.Delete
If it is 2005, that day was my 60th birthday!!ReplyDelete
Don't tell me you've lost a ring!!!Delete
Curious indeed, especially how it ended up in a glove in your possession.ReplyDelete
There must be a logical explanation, but for the moment it's a mystery.Delete
Go carefully. You have found the ring of of Sauron.ReplyDelete
I wondered why no-one was talking to me... I must be invisible.Delete
Very useful, you will be able to vanish whenever you need to avoid something, someone, some task....Delete
A mystery indeed. It must have been loose on the wearer. My daughter lost her wedding ring in the sea the day after her wedding. It must have been an omen, the marriage did not last.ReplyDelete
I think my mother lost her wedding ring in the sea. She replaced it, but kept the husband.Delete
... a mysterious ring found in an old glove hidden away in a barn when slipped on bares the wearer off to a medieval time in Tunisia. Wow! You may have the makings of a good story there. Cro? Cro? Oh no, have you slipped away?ReplyDelete
Too good a story. Lady M is now looking forward to rummaging in even more boxes.Delete
That's a shame. All cricket matches have been cancelled.Delete
I guess it is a mystery you will never solve.ReplyDelete
One glove, Morocco, a date which obviously means nothing to you. Good luck SherlockReplyDelete
The makings of a good tale.Delete
MYSTERY SOLVED. I have just been speaking to my son in Amsterdam, and he says he was in Tunisia to watch a special Solar Eclipse on 3. 10. 05. and bought the ring as a souvenir. He didn't even know he'd lost it.ReplyDelete
That's a bit of a downer.Delete
Sort of how my line of thought went, see my comment Ursula.Delete
I think I'd have preferred for it to remain a mystery.Delete
He was the first person I thought of but hadn't realised they (I presume it is the whole family) had left already. From what I have read here I thought all borders were closed. If they have left who is the Easter egg hunt for?ReplyDelete
Lady M and me. I'll hide hers, and she'll hide mine.Delete