KANSAS CITY, Mo - More than twenty years ago, when Rachel Robinson was a child playing in the dirt at a Colorado park, she found a mysterious gold ring.
"I knew it had a little picture on it and I thought, 'Oh, that's fancy, like maybe a queen's ring,'" she said.
Actually it was a high school ring. After tiring of playing with her new treasure, Robinson put it away, forgot about it, and found it two decades later. That's when she decided to begin a hunt for the original owner and she called the school.
"They found her in the yearbook and then they found her parents in the obituaries, found her married last name from that," said Robinson. "They found her, I believe, through Facebook."
The ring's owner, Linda Flesher, says until a few months ago she never even realized it was missing.
Said Flesher, "A few months ago, one of my grandsons had gotten his class ring and I was going to get mine out to compare with his." Then, of course, it was nowhere to be found. After being reunited with the ring, she says it's like a time machine.
"It's kind of like we go back in time to the high school crushes, and the fun of going to the games," said Flesher.