‘Something old’ an irreplaceable heirloom
By Rose Panieri email@example.com April 2, 2012 2:52PM
A Troy Heritage student may have lost this mitt. -PHOTO BY ROSE PANIERI
Updated: May 4, 2012 8:03AM
Of all days of the year to marry, wouldn’t you think St. Patrick’s Day would be among the luckiest?
That’s probably what Laura Gosewisch and her husband-to-be, Clayton Norberg, thought as they meticulously planned their St. Paddy’s nuptials for March 17.
From the dawn of the day, the spirit of good fortune smiled upon the happy couple. The morning sun blessed their union, and Ma Nature herself promised temperatures near the 80-degree mark.
Because the day was so exquisitely lovely, the happy couple opted to have photos taken outdoors at picturesque Lincoln Landing at Ninth and Canal streets in downtown Lockport.
And that’s when things got a little topsy-turvy.
As the newlyweds smooched and kanoodled for the camera — an important item of the bride’s trousseau went missing — a ring that can never, ever be replaced.
This particular ring was neither the young woman’s engagement nor her wedding band. Nevertheless, it was important for two reasons: First, it represented the “something old” part of the wedding ritual — and because it was adorned with green stone — it was the perfect talisman for a St. Patrick’s Day bride.
Second, and more importantly, the ring was once the cherished possession of the bride’s great-grandmother — in other words, an irreplaceable heirloom.
Last Tuesday, the mother of the bride, Colleen Gosewisch, shared the tale of woe in the hope that someone, somewhere found the ring and is willing to return it.
“Based on the photographer’s chronological arrangement of photos, we know she lost the ring at Lincoln Landing,” Gosewisch said. “We have looked thoroughly searched the site, and even rented a metal detector but no luck.”
As Sherlock Holmes would point out, elementary evidence suggests the ring is somewhere in the park. But, it’s a tiny ring and a great big park — the proverbial needle in a haystack.
The band is yellow gold that tapers to a marquis. It is a wee, little thing: size three or four. A row of three small green stones graces the marquis portion of the ring. Getting the ring back would mean the world to a certain bride.
Baseball mitt found
Gary and Omaira Farries of Joliet dropped by with a pint-sized baseball mitt they found in their yard that likely belongs to a student of Troy Heritage School since their property borders the school. There’s a name on the glove: Jordan Siebers.
Denise Hiller of Crest Hill contacted me about an iPod her son lost on March 26, possibly at or in the vicinity of the McDonald’s on Broadway in Joliet.
The screen of the iPod is cracked and the earphones were wrapped around its body.
Connector cord vanishes
Norm Fanning of Elwood lost the connector cord that keeps his camper hitched to his truck, and when you’re gearing up for summer fun, that’s a problem. In preparing for the camping/fishing season, he was moving his spring/summer necessities around when the cord dropped out of his pickup. It’s about 5-feet long with a round connector at either end.
Oil cap recovered
Sharon Cole of Joliet, dropped by last Tuesday with an automobile’s oil reservoir cap she found on the road that runs between the Wal-Mart and Menard’s shopping centers and Driver’s Services and Bookie Magee’s.
If you’ve lost — or found —
something call 815-773-7178 or e-mail