Skip to comments.Couple's wedding ring found at plane crash site
Posted on 09/14/2006 10:08:26 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger
The inscription on the 14-karat gold wedding band said, "I love you ten, your girl."
The ring was found a few days ago by Todd Murty, a manager of the Elkhorn Bend Farm, where Comair Flight 5191 crashed shortly after takeoff from Blue Grass Airport on Aug. 27. Murty said he found the ring on the ground near the crash scene.
At first, no one knew who the ring belonged to, though Murty had a hunch. He took the ring to a local radio station and then to WLEX-TV on Tuesday. Both stations broadcast reports asking if anyone knew who it might belong to.
A local jeweler did know: It was the wedding ring that Scarlett Parsley bought for her new husband, Jonathan Hooker.
The couple died on the plane about 12 hours after they exchanged vows in a storybook wedding in Lexington. They were on the way to their honeymoon.
Murty said he spoke to Scarlett's mother about the ring today. Both of the late couple's mothers have arranged to meet with Murty on Friday.
"I'm just glad it got back to its rightful owner," Murty said.
Scarlett's mother told him that "ten" was Scarlett's pet name for her groom.
It was her way of telling him he was perfect.
Man, this is sad. I just hope the two mom's don't fight over who should keep the keepsake.
Wow. I pray they're together in God's arms now. How sad their time was cut short like that.
Together for eternity, leaving mortal things behind to help survivors in their grief.
Broken hearts that will never heal.
perhaps joint custody is a good idea - 6 months with one, 6 months with the other.
Yes. God bless them.
Looks like the FAA accident investigators did a pretty sloppy job of searching the crash site. Probably Bush's fault.
Jewelery normally goes from the mother to daughter. Absent a will or trust, I suppose that the daughter's jewelery should go to her mother.
It wasn't the daughter's ring. It was the husband's wedding band.
OOps! I guess it goes to his mother.
It sounds like this was the mans ring, not the womans, therefore it would go to his family.
I feel the ring should stay with the person who found it. Everything happens for a reason. Perhaps he's someone's "perfect TEN." Maybe the ring was supposed to live on as a symbol of love for someone else. "The Legend," or then again I could just be a hopeless romantic.
Be Gone Troll.
Just call it like I see it. I suppose some of us have a more optimistic view on life than others. Then again I'm a romantic. A dying breed apparently.
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