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Sunday, 20 May 2012
York High class ring lost 25 years ago found in mud at Winthrop Lake
Dennis Keith Harper – called “Kenny” almost all his life, who drives an electrical supply truck and has an 8-year-old daughter – never had a chance over the past two decades to give his class ring to his wife, Lynn, who has been called “Wendy” almost all her life.
“I lost the ring,” said Harper, 48, who graduated with the York class of 1981. “Twice.”
Harper paid for the ring by working weekends at a supermarket while in high school. It was real gold, with a big stone in it.
“Cost a hundred and seventy bucks back then – that was good chunk of change,” Harper recalled. “Big ring, my initials on it and everything.”
See, one girlfriend in high school – remember Harper is a guy from a time when guys gave their class rings to their girlfriends – had the ring about a year until the girl gave it back.
Harper then did what young guys have always done – he tried to find another girl to give it to. The next girlfriend had the ring for about three years, and it was thought to be lost until she found it behind a dresser and gave it back to Harper.