"Jim Couture's Class of 1983 ring from Masuk High School in Monroe turned up last week at Seaside Park in Bridgeport. He'd lost it 20 years earlier at Silver Sands State Park in Milford.
That's not even the most amazing part. Couture had moved to Florida a few years ago and hadn't kept up with a lot of former classmates in the area.
But since his 25th reunion is coming up next weekend, Couture's wife, Debbie, recently registered him at Classmates.com.
Now try to keep up. The financial secretary at Masuk, who's been there 30 years and remembered Couture as a student, works another job alongside the Class of 1983 reunion chairwoman.
The two women were comparing lists of classmates when Delores Luckner, the Masuk High official, mentioned that someone had brought a ring to the school that turned up on an area beach. On it, the owner's initials were engraved -- "J.C.C."
And since Couture's initials are the only J.C.C. on the list of the Masuk Class of '83, the women linked the ring to him.
They found Couture's e-mail address on the Web site where his wife had registered him, and soon the ring was winging its way south.
Like virtually every other moment in this digital world, both personal and profound, the whole thing was captured on video and posted to YouTube."