Monday, October 1, 2012

A ring fling

TCU Band mom Renee McNew emailed us a story with a happy ending from the waterlogged TCU-SMU game this weekend:

"My husband, Gary '84, and I were attending the rain-soaked TCU game in Dallas Saturday night to cheer on the Horned Frogs and watch our son, Jay, (a sophomore), in the band! As soon as TCU made its first touchdown, we were yelling and applauding when Gary's wedding ring went flying off his finger! 

"Several rows of great TCU fans helped us search the bleachers, but we never found it. About an hour later, Julie Carter '10, (pictured above) who was standing right below us, started to go to the concessions area and looked down. She saw something in the cuff of her jeans.

"She was so excited when she checked and found that it was my husband's lost ring! All of the fans that helped us look for the ring where excited for us, too! We've been married for 36 years, so we were thrilled that his wedding ring was found!"

Carter and friends Lauren and Kayla, who were with her at the game, are all TCU Band alumni. 

"We wanted to express our heartfelt thanks to Julie and all the great TCU fans who helped us search the bleachers for Gary's ring," Renee wrote.

Below is a photo of the McNew family with their daughter and son-in-law — (left to right) Gary McNew '84, Renee McNew, Jay McNew '15, Meredith McNew Parnell '07 and Sam Parnell '07.

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