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Couple's wedding ring found at plane crash site
Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | September 13, 2006 | Valarie Honeycutt Spears

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: 5191; comair; enduringlove; flight5191; kentucky; planecrash; ring; weddingring
*Sniff*
1 posted on 09/14/2006 10:08:27 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Man, this is sad. I just hope the two mom's don't fight over who should keep the keepsake.


2 posted on 09/14/2006 10:13:12 AM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Wow. I pray they're together in God's arms now. How sad their time was cut short like that.


4 posted on 09/14/2006 10:26:13 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (In loving memory of those lost on 9/11)
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To: Baynative

Together for eternity, leaving mortal things behind to help survivors in their grief.


5 posted on 09/14/2006 10:27:19 AM PDT by Ilky Hucktar
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Broken hearts that will never heal.


6 posted on 09/14/2006 10:40:09 AM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
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.

*************

Tragic.

7 posted on 09/14/2006 10:48:37 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: bigfootbob

perhaps joint custody is a good idea - 6 months with one, 6 months with the other.


8 posted on 09/14/2006 10:58:08 AM PDT by avital2
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To: reagan_fanatic

Yes. God bless them.


9 posted on 09/14/2006 10:58:28 AM PDT by khnyny
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Looks like the FAA accident investigators did a pretty sloppy job of searching the crash site. Probably Bush's fault.


10 posted on 09/14/2006 11:06:48 AM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: Don Corleone
There's no reason to look for someone to blame in this story. I know the crack about Bush was sarcastic, but not the FAA jab. Have you ever tried to find a ring in a huge pasture amidst tons of pieces of plane shrapnel?

Mr. Murty combs that field every day to try to find things like this.
11 posted on 09/14/2006 11:36:28 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Lord, help me to be the Christian conservative that liberals fear I am.)
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To: avital2

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.


12 posted on 09/14/2006 12:22:42 PM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: Pete from Shawnee Mission

It wasn't the daughter's ring. It was the husband's wedding band.


13 posted on 09/14/2006 12:26:47 PM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Hatteras

OOps! I guess it goes to his mother.


14 posted on 09/14/2006 12:31:19 PM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: Pete from Shawnee Mission

It sounds like this was the mans ring, not the womans, therefore it would go to his family.


15 posted on 09/14/2006 12:39:52 PM PDT by RainMan (Is it WW3, or Crusade 8? What part of Jihad dont you understand?)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
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.

12 hours!
We've been married 30 years, and that's not nearly long enough to satisfy my soul.
How sad they had so little time!
16 posted on 09/14/2006 2:18:29 PM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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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.


17 posted on 02/24/2007 11:31:28 PM PST by Ms.Morning (TEN)
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To: Ms.Morning
And you joined just to bump this old thread and post this crap?

Be Gone Troll.

18 posted on 02/24/2007 11:33:25 PM PST by COEXERJ145 (Bush Derangement Syndrome Has Reached Pandemic Levels on Free Republic.)
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To: COEXERJ145

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.

xxoo
God Bless!


19 posted on 02/26/2007 9:22:08 PM PST by Ms.Morning (TEN)
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To: Ms.Morning
Hmm, I smell a Necrotroll.
20 posted on 02/26/2007 9:23:54 PM PST by COEXERJ145 (Bush Derangement Syndrome Has Reached Pandemic Levels on Free Republic.)
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To: COEXERJ145

I can't smell...maybe that's why I'm so optimistic. I just know if I'd have been the bride that's what I would have wanted.


21 posted on 02/26/2007 9:42:09 PM PST by Ms.Morning (TEN)
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