The Wedding Ring

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I lost a lot of weight which is not a bad thing, except my ring finger had shrunk. Working in my garden, my hand got so sweaty I lost my wedding ring in the grass.

I was beginning to think I would never see that ring again. Due to my trusty metal detector, I found it in the grass in minutes after I began searching, but when I took it to the jewelry store to have it resized, we ran into problems.

When they made the ring smaller I realized I may have to cut my finger off if I ever wanted to remove the ring. Buddy (the owner) said if I carried a jar of cream with me, I could always remove the ring. I told him I didn’t want a bulge in my pocket. Buddy told me not to fret, he would stretch it in the back room. After ten minutes he returned with a crestfallen look on his face. The ring had split.

“Leave it here for three days, and I will solder it and return it to its original untarnished state,” Buddy promised. Three days later, I called, and he said he hadn’t gotten around to it. He lives in Wisconsin, has another business there, and travels up and back from Wisconsin to Illinois every other day. I feel sorry for the guy.

Three more days passed, and when I called the ring was ready. It fits perfectly and I can’t see any solder seam. He buffed out all the scratches and it shines so brilliantly you can see I’m married from half a block away. All the single women I know are now in mourning.

About Jerry Goldberg

Jerry Goldberg grew up on the west side of Chicago. After high school, he was drafted in the Army during the Korean conflict. Upon his honorable discharge, he joined Local 130 in Chicago as a plumber, working from 1952 to 2000. Jerry has been happily married for 60 years, residing with his wife, Gloria, in Huntley, Illinois. They were blessed with two wonderful children, and have three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
When his son encouraged him to get online, Jerry replied, "What do I need that for?" But all that changed a year into his retirement, when his daughter gave him a modem for his birthday, opening a whole new chapter. Finding stained glass insufficiently fulfilling, Jerry discovered the AARP message boards and began his one-finger magic. Eventually, he became quite proficient (two fingers), starting a board called, "Jerry's Corner."

This board was the second most popular board on AOL. Jerry bantered with any and all, and began writing humorous true stories of his past life. The stories you see here are a compilation of most he has written ... enjoy!

About Jerry Goldberg

Jerry Goldberg grew up on the west side of Chicago. After high school, he was drafted in the Army during the Korean conflict. Upon his honorable discharge, he joined Local 130 in Chicago as a plumber, working from 1952 to 2000. Jerry has been happily married for 60 years, residing with his wife, Gloria, in Huntley, Illinois. They were blessed with two wonderful children, and have three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
When his son encouraged him to get online, Jerry replied, "What do I need that for?" But all that changed a year into his retirement, when his daughter gave him a modem for his birthday, opening a whole new chapter. Finding stained glass insufficiently fulfilling, Jerry discovered the AARP message boards and began his one-finger magic. Eventually, he became quite proficient (two fingers), starting a board called, "Jerry's Corner."

This board was the second most popular board on AOL. Jerry bantered with any and all, and began writing humorous true stories of his past life. The stories you see here are a compilation of most he has written ... enjoy!

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