Thursday, 19 January 2023

The ring - a short saga...

Just the other day, Scrobs was lighting the fire downstairs, as it had been bitterly cold during the night, and the house needed a kick-start!

Senora O'Blene arrived downstairs soon afterwards, demanding tea and more heat, and also carrying a small bag of old hankies, which she always burns to get rid of...

Scrobs was dealing with the ashes after all this, and noticed a small circle in the grate - it was the Senora's eternity ring, which she's had for - er - eternity! The next question was, "Have you got your wedding ring on, Dearest", and the answer was nervously negative, so it seemed that the hanky bag had also contained her wedding band!

I spent an hour putting the fire out, and then started raking through all the wet ashes with a tooth comb! No luck, right up to the very last attempt to see if it was there and hadn't melted or something, and, bugger me pink, suddenly, there it was, all burny and dull from the hot coal, but unscratched!

The next twenty minutes with the Duraglit got the little chapess back to normal, so we were at least still married...

All I could say was - "PHEW"!


4 comments:

A K Haart said...

Blimey that was well spotted. Might be worth getting a jeweller to check if any stones have come loose.

Sackerson said...

My experience turned out less well: https://theylaughedatnoah.blogspot.com/2012/09/i-burned-my-mother-in-laws-teeth.html

Scrobs. said...

The eternity ring didn't reach the fire, AK, but the wedding ring did...

Luckily, no stones were hurt or lost in the saga!

Scrobs. said...

Now that easily beats my yarn, Sackers!

Is it true that French bread is one of the main reasons why one's incisors are pulled out...?