August 31, 2013

Ring returns after 6 decades



Bishop said that this is not the first item the crew has uncovered in returned. Some items—in one case a lump of gold—are uncovered but can't be traced back to a specific owner. However, Bishop said that flash-drives have been found, taken apart and cleaned and returned to an owner via data found on the flash-drive. 

"It's something fun to do," Bishop said. "These guys work hard and make an effort to help others."

As the ring has been unearthed, so have happy memories of high school and being involved in education. She was involved in the pep club, a cheerleader and received a cup for "Best All Around Girl."  

"I had a very good high school career. I loved Chickasha schools. It was a very important time for me," she said. 

Lodema continued her education after high school, eventually receiving her Ph.D. in Higher Student Learning Personnel. She has had a variety of careers in education. She has taught a variety of classes, from English to psychology.  She said that one of her more rewarding endeavors was counseling nontraditional students attending college without a high school diploma. 

Lodema said she is touched that so much effort went in to tracking her down. 

"It almost brings tears to my eyes to think that they found it and decided to try and find who owned it," she said. 

"They could have just put in on their finger or taken it home to their kids to play with," Lodema says with a laugh. 

Lodema has two children: Eddie Correia, a lawyer and tenured professor in Boston and her daughter, Pamela Fischer, who is a psychologist at a veteran's hospital. 

There's little chance the ring will be casually left in the bathroom again.

"It will be something that I will cherish."

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