The one that got away comes back

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Updated Dec 14, 2009

In Buna, Texas, mechanic Joe Richardson’s high-school ring was found last week inside the gullet of an 8-pound bass caught in Lake Sam Rayburn, where Richardson lost the ring while fishing just a couple weeks after his graduation in 1987. The fisherman who who pulled up the catch tracked Richardson down after examining the engraving of his name on the ring’s band, then using the internet to find him. “My first reaction was — you gotta be kidding,” Channel 19 is the blog version of the column of the same name featured in Overdrive: The Voice of the American Trucker. Todd Dills (tdills@rrpub.com) is its author.