If it's OK with you, I'd like to start today's column with a happy ending and some thanks. The thanks go to Mike McGee of Courtside Investigations in Towson for finding the woman whose Douglass High School class ring appeared in a photograph with this column on Tuesday.
After reading about the long-lost ring — how it mysteriously had shown up among the personal effects of a deceased Baltimore house painter named Charles Stran — McGee took it upon himself to help Stran's son, Chuck, locate the ring's owner.
The name on the Douglass ring (Class of 1976) was Deborah Walls.
Chuck Stran, who found the ring while going through his father's belongings, had never...