GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — Michael Amberson hadn't seen his Gadsden High School class ring since he took it off to wash his hands in 1996.
Amberson took the ring off at his dormitory while he was a freshman at Jacksonville State University in 1996.
He still doesn't know where it's been, but now he has it back — thanks to a special delivery.
Chad West was mowing grass at a house in Alabama City about two weeks ago when he spotted a class ring in the grass near a dogwood tree.
He picked it up and saw Amberson's name.
West is a mail carrier and had been on a route in East Gadsden for about three months. One day while making a delivery, he saw Amberson's name on a piece of mail. He got in touch with Amberson and returned the ring.
Information from: The Gadsden Times, http://www.gadsdentimes.com
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