April 20, 2014
LUFKIN, Texas (AP) - Franklin Weeks figures he lost his college
class ring sometime in the 1980s while helping his church put in
new playground equipment.
Luke and Sam Lytle can vouch for the 95-year-old Lufkin man's
theory. They found the missing ring - Stephen F. Austin State
Teachers College, Class of 1937 - on Monday while testing their new
metal detector at the Ryan Chapel Church playground in Diboll.
Twelve-year-old Luke says he and his 8-year-old brother thought
about selling it to a gold reclamation shop, but his conscience
dictated a search for its owner.
An Internet search using the initials engraved inside the ring
traced it to Weeks. He gave them $20 and told them, "I hope you
keep on hunting. Pretty soon you might find something you can