By Paige Fumo Fox
Source Chicago Tribune
While floods can wipe out family treasures, they sometimes can reveal long lost ones.
Kevin McCarey was working outside his house on Lyman Avenue in Oak Park, preparing a raised garden bed, shortly after the late April rain had soaked his yard.
As he turned over dirt, he noticed something shiny not far from where he was working: a gold ring.
“We weren’t even digging there,” McCarey said. “That one just showed itself. It was just sitting on a little dirt patch.”
It turned out to be a Baylor University 1970 class ring inscribed with the letters SCS. McCarey found a website devoted to matching owners with their lost class rings but said “it was asking for a lot of personal information.” So he gave up.
Several days later, he read a police blotter item on a local news site indicating jewelry and other items had been stolen during a home burglary several blocks from his home. The victim was a man in his 60s, which could have put him at the right age to graduate from college in 1970.
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