BLOWING ROCK, N.C. (WBTV) - Heather Voyles went to Blowing Rock in 2005 with her husband. The found a class ring from Rock Hill High School, Class of 1975, in the park. No one else was around, so they picked it up.
When Facebook started taking off years later, Heather posted it hoping to find the owner.
No luck. Her husband put the ring with this things and life went on.
This past Christmas Eve, Heather said she was cleaning and came across it again.
“I remembered the ring and how we found it, and how Facebook hadn’t worked,” she said. “But I thought, I think it’s time to try again.”
Heather wrote a post, withholding initials inside the ring. One woman, Holly Carter, reached out from York County.
“I know that’s my father’s ring,” Heather recalled her saying. “The initials KRF are inside the ring. His name was Kenneth Russel Fields. He retired after 29 years with the Rock Hill Police Department and yes, graduated high school in 1975. He died a few years ago, but I am feeling so rewarded to know this ring is back!”
Heather drove from her home in Shelby to meet Holly. Holly was beside herself with excitement. She posted this picture and explained why the ring meant so much.
“Years ago, my parents took me to Blowing Rock on a daytrip,” she said. “It snowed on this one particular day and we walked through the sweetest little park. My dad was wearing his high school ring and when he threw a snowball, it flew off. We combed the park, but it was gone for good. We even stopped by the town police department to give my dad’s name and number in case someone turned it in, but we never heard from anyone.”
“Ever year I go back to this park to look for the ring,” she said. “Since his passing, I’ve gone twice. I look to the ground and think how cool it would be if I looked down and there it would be. Like it was a wink from God and a sign from him he’s okay. But, it never happens.”
Then, this year, in a roundabout way, in a moment and time when she needed to feel her father, Holly said the ring appeared. Out of nowhere it resurfaced, refreshing and reminding her of her faith.