A momento found in St. Johns County returned after 40 years

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) - A chance encounter between a photojournalist and a family that found a class ring more than 40 years earlier led to the ring's return to its owner.
           
The St. Augustine Record reported Sunday that Beth Bunch had found a St. Augustine High School class ring in the sand on Labor Day weekend back in 1974. Bunch's family, which lives in Georgia, held on to the ring but then forgot that they had it until late last year.
           
Tommy Bunch, who is married to Beth Bunch, stopped a photojournalist with the newspaper earlier this year and asked if they could help track down the ring owner. Using the initials on the ring, Christina Kelso was able to find Gary Leroy Wall.
           
The Bunch family met Wall earlier this month and gave him back the ring.


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