Bay Shore woman reclaims lost wedding rings

BAY SHORE - An 84-year-old Bay Shore woman says her heart sank when she realized that she mistakenly threw out her wedding rings, but today she reclaimed them with the help of a Good Samaritan. On Wednesday, Santa Cruz Woodyear lost a black cat-shaped box containing three rings given to her by her late husband of 30 years, Edmund. The box was carted away along with piles of old furniture by 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, a garbage-hauling company."Those rings symbolize my whole life from the time I got married and since I lost my husband and then my son," Woodyear says. Woodyear's neighbor quickly called the dump truck company. Ken Olsen, of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, had doubts the rings would be found, but he went ahead and single-handedly sifted through two trucks filled with 1.1 tons of junk. Two and a half hours later, he found the box with the rings. Today, Olsen personally delivered the treasures in a pink gift bag to Woodyear.

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