Joe Richardson lost a blue-stone class ring in 1987, two weeks after graduating from Universal Technical Institute in Houston, Tex. The ring, engraved with Richardson’s name, showed up last month inside an 8-pound bass caught on Lake Sam Rayburn, 21 years after it went missing.
The fisherman, who asked to remain anonymous, found Richardson with the help of the Internet. He contacted the owner of the ring, and Richardson, now 41, was shocked to have it returned undamaged. His mother bought the ring two decades ago for $200, and she wasn’t happy that her son lost it so soon after graduation.