I went to church today and my Pastor was talking about how nice it would be if we turned on the TV to fox news or CNN and they had good news. No one got raped, murdered, hired a lawyer, or got robbed. Wouldn’t that be nice! Well I thought about it and decided I would try to blog about things that were in the news that was good.
Can you imagine finding a 12-carat yellow diamond ring at the airport and returning it to its owner? That is exactly what Mark Epple of
Edina, did. Roger Ward had crafted the ring for his wife Janis for their 30th year anniversary. It was one-of-a-kind and could not be replaced. The couple didn’t realize Janis had lost the ring in the hurry of catching the plane until they had arrived back home in Minneapolis . The Wards contacted the airport and reported the missing ring. The airport employees searched but could not find the ring. Miami
Mark and Karen Epple were flying out of
airport when he spotted something shiny next to the curb he was unloading luggage from the car trunk. He assumed it was costume jewelry and in a hurry to depart he put it in his pocket. When he got home and got a closer look he noticed it was a sizeable ring and could be valuable. He emailed the airport’s lost and found to report the ring. Eagle County
The airport immediately put Ward in touch with Epple. Ward described the ring and sent a picture to confirm identification.The Wards offered Mark Epple a reward but he declined. He said he saw the incident as a learning experience for his three children. He said, ”If you return something that belongs to someone else you do not expect a reward.”
Roger Ward and his wife were amazed by Epple’s honesty. Roger Ward talked to Mark Epple and discovered he was an architect and had been laid off. He also discovered that Mark was passionate about skiing in
. He offered Mark to stay at his part-time home Cordillera, an upscale mountain development near the Vail and Beaver Creek ski resorts. Colorado
The Epples arrived with a couple of friends for their ski vacation on December 26.