Lost Oak Park and River Forest High S...

Lost Oak Park and River Forest High School class ring returned ...

There are 27 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jun 11, 2009, titled Lost Oak Park and River Forest High School class ring returned .... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Jill Bakke was weeding her flower bed recently at her Oak Park house when she found a school ring from Oak Park and River Forest High School, Class of 1942.

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Barrington, IL

#1 Jun 11, 2009
fantastic! what a great story.

United States

#2 Jun 11, 2009
Yeah, it's so refreshing to read articles like this. Good for you Jill Bakke!:-)

Warrenville, IL

#3 Jun 11, 2009
Good job. Great story.
Billy Bob

United States

#4 Jun 11, 2009
Good for Jill. She went the extra mile to find the
Great story.
JOE 63

Quincy, IL

#5 Jun 11, 2009
what a nice story,she got her ring back.

Lake Villa, IL

#6 Jun 11, 2009
What a wonderful story.And a Happy ending too.
keepin it real

Oslo, Norway

#7 Jun 11, 2009
Jill! I knew you in high school, we went out once.

Bath, ME

#8 Jun 12, 2009
Nice story to start the day. Think I'll stop there.


United States

#9 Jun 12, 2009
Great story. I know how bad I felt when a fellow soldier and heroin addict in Viet Nam stole mine and sold it for more drugs. Glad you got yours back Jill.
Jack Miehoff

Vernon Hills, IL

#10 Jun 12, 2009
How could this lady let her daughter wear a class ring?
Didn't she know it would get lost?
Len Lewicki

Sequim, WA

#12 Jun 12, 2009
Great story....and a similar thing happened to me. I lost my Univ of Illinois 1970 graduation ring sometime during 1973 while in law school at Illinois. In 1996 I got a call from the Illinois Alumni Assoc and was told they had my ring. The building I was living in in 1973 was torn down in 1996 and someone found my ring in the rubble and I was traced by the initials!

Des Plaines, IL

#14 Jun 12, 2009
Jill, you are a wonderful person!

Hazel Crest, IL

#15 Jun 12, 2009
Nice to know someone would go to that trouble for a stranger. Kudos to you, Jill!
da truth


#16 Jun 12, 2009
nice story

Raleigh, NC

#19 Jun 12, 2009
I found a girls ring from 1968 Glenbard East (lombard) with the initials DD in it. I called the school and emailed a guy planning their reunion last year and no one ever got back to me. If you know this girl, tell her to post up a lost and found ad on craigslist and I'll give her this ring back.

“Life is good”

Since: Apr 09

Rock Island IL

#20 Jun 12, 2009
Good people still exist. Outstanding...

“Life is good”

Since: Apr 09

Rock Island IL

#21 Jun 12, 2009
Electric Banana wrote:
This is why we need to get rid of Barry O. He and his socialist pals are runing this great nation. Bush had us on the rite track.
It's spelled RIGHT and either RUINING or RUNNING - and this relates to this story how?

Round Lake, IL

#23 Jun 12, 2009
I love stories like this!
Sammy Sosa

United States

#24 Jun 12, 2009
I never won the ring.

Deerfield, IL

#25 Jun 12, 2009
I cherish my high school ring, and even at 53 years of age, sometimes still wear it.

I frequently see them being sold on
e-Bay, so if you know anyone who has lost one, have them check there too! I helped a guy from my high school get his back when I saw it on e-Bay.

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