A Block Island honeymoon

Couple loses wedding ring... find a memory
Sat, 06/17/2017 - 1:45pm

It all began because Allison Anderson’s shower wasn’t working. She went to a neighbor’s house on Mansion Road to take a shower, and coming back she saw two young people walking on the side of the road. One of them, a young woman, was sobbing, and looking a little worse for wear. Allison asked the couple if she could help, or if they needed a ride, and the young woman, Cathleen Turner, through her tears, said, “yes.”

Allison then heard what this was all about.

Cathleen had lost her engagement and wedding rings, and she was scratched up desperately trying to find them in the place where she thought they had been lost. Cathleen and her husband, Da Wei, were just married on Wednesday and were having their honeymoon here on the island.

The rings could not be found.

Allison and resident Bruce Johnson then took to the Block Island Bulletin Board to see if there would be anyone interested in helping Cathleen replace her rings, and the donations just came rolling in. Not long after, enough donations had come in to buy a replacement ring. Goldiggers and Peter Gibbons offered a ring that could be purchased wholesale, and the surprised couple were presented the ring on the little porch of the Blue Dory Inn at 1:30 p.m. this afternoon.

“I’m really overhwhelmed,” Cathleen said over and over, as she exchanged hugs and tears with those that were present and had given donations.

Cathleen and Da have one more night on the island, and then it’s back home to Wakefield.