Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Friday mentioned he’d gotten again his authentic marriage ceremony ring, many years after it first went lacking, after somebody discovered it “in an outdated sofa.”
A person recognized as Jeff Maher notified Bryant’s workplace after making the unlikely discovery, the governor’s spokesman Clay Chandler instructed The Related Press.
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The sofa in query – which had as soon as belonged to Bryant – got here to be in Maher’s possession after he picked it from the facet of the street outdoors the house of a relative of Bryant’s spouse, Chandler mentioned.
The couple had given the piece of furnishings to the cousin of first girl Deborah Bryant in 1989 – the identical 12 months the governor believes it went lacking, Chandler mentioned.
Inscribed on the gold marriage ceremony band have been the Bryants’ initials, in addition to their Dec. 31, 1976, marriage ceremony date.
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The governor met with Maher in Copiah County to retrieve the ring and posted a photograph of the second on Twitter.
“My pal Jeff Maher discovered my authentic marriage ceremony ring from 1976 in an outdated sofa,” he tweeted. “It had been misplaced since 1989. Thanks, Jeff!”
The Related Press contributed to this report.