A Massachusetts woman who mistakenly threw away her diamond ring last week recovered the family heirloom after tracking down the garbage truck and searching through 10 tons of city trash bags.
Joan Sawyer of Bedford says all her efforts paid off after realizing the horror of dropping her diamond ring into her single trash bag, that wound up among thousands of others.
“I was in total panic,” Mrs Sawyer told WHDH-TV, saying she thought she'd never see the heirloom again.
Her diamond ring dropped by accident in the trashcan and only realized after a dump truck had made a stop at their house.
“I said, 'Oh my God, it's in the rubbish truck,' “Mrs Sawyer recalled before calling the Allied Waste Service.
Allied Waste was able to find the truck number specifically that had come to their door and tell them where it was heading.
Mrs Sawyer and her husband waited for three hours watching out for her 24-44 truck to arrive.
But to their mixed relief, it arrived, emptying 10 tons of trash in a room.
Lucky enough to have the voluntary aid of Covanta workers who helped the Sawyers pick through the mounds of black trash bags and other waste, as her husband Bill Sawyer described, the crew were relentless before there was a shimmer of light at the end of their tunnel.
“I said, 'Oh my God, that's my bag, I recognize something in it,’ '' Mrs Sawyer recalled.
Mr Sawyer began to tear the trash bag apart, and there, it appeared.
“You could almost see the tears in her eyes; she was thrilled she found it,” Ken Nydam of Covanta told WHDH-TV.
“And then everyone who helped out, they were just happy they got to see how happy she was and we were happy we could help them out,” he added.
2011-11-23 12:55 编辑：crystal156