Who still has their class ring? Raise your hand! Seems like sharp-eyed Shoji Ledward found one on eBay that you may want to take a look at.
Sent to me via facebook … Seems that Shoji found that eBay has a Punahou74 ring up for sale. Of course, the obvious question is, “Whose ring is it?”
Take a look at the listing and see what you think. There are some interesting clues to ponder.
1. The ring is a size 5.75 so, obviously, it’s not going to fit most of you guys. This one’s basically for girls only … and those with dainty fingers at that!
2. The ring bears the initials “A. S.”
Per Shoji, the only “A. S.” he can find in the yearbook is Arden Stewart Harrington now of Scottsdale, Arizona. However, Punahou records also show Anne Stone, now of Watertown, Massachusetts, as a classmate. (The seller is located in Stoughton, Massachusetts.)
Ten years ago I had the misfortune of losing my Punahou ring to thieves. They came into my home, took my jewelry box, and relieved me of my Punahou ring, my Mount Holyoke College ring, and the jade ring I received from my mother when I graduated from Punahou (she had received it when she graduated from Punahou in 1948). The whole episode made me sick sick to my stomach but the loss was sentiment only, not life, and could be endured. I don’t know if a similar story happened with regard to this ring but perhaps this is a chance for a happy ending (albeit one that costs $300 to console).
Of course, the ring’s owner could be selling the ring herself. Selling it to a classmate may be offer a way to keep it in the class family!
Shoji says that he sent a message to Arden so maybe our inquiring minds will find an answer. For those who are truly curious, the listing does say that a name is inscribed inside. The seller will be willing to answer questions during business hours (which are not current as I write this post) if you really want to know “Whose ring is it?”
Whatever happens, the sale door closes at midnight, Pacific Daylight Time, on March 15. So, if you’re looking to collect this memory, time is short!