A class ring missing for decades was returned to its rightful owner.
A man found the Bristol Community College class ring deep in the sand on Second Beach in Newport. It reads CHF on the inside, which was the only way its founder was able to find the owner four years later.
The1982 graduate Charles H. Fallows has Alzheimer's, so his wife, grandchildren, and two daughters accepted the ring, Thursday
"It is a very sad time for us, but I'll tell you what, you made it such a nice little miracle for us," said daughter Cheryl Cantara, "It's so comforting."
"I'm fighting tears actually," said his wife Marie, "I know how much getting his diploma meant to him, so he would be very grateful to get this back."
Fallows was 40 and working two jobs when he got his associates degree at BCC, so his family says the class ring meant a lot to him.