Recently, she was made aware that there was a State Championship ring from Gilmer’s 2009 State Championship at a Longview pawn shop. She loves Gilmer so much that she went out and bought it to give me as a Christmas gift.
After she gave it to me, I contacted Coach Jeff Traylor, who knew the young man and he indicated that he thought it might have been stolen. Through the magic of Facebook, I contacted the player and sure enough, it was stolen years ago.
I made arrangements to return it to its rightful owner this weekend. The player was Jordan McCraven, who currently lives in Fort Worth. It was a perfect Christmas gift that I get to re-gift. One of those times that it is entirely appropriate to re-gift.
The Buckeye nation always sticks together and looks after one another.
I thought it was a cool story.