My college ring. I think my jr. year, We flew from NJ/Md (me) to OR to spend Christmas with my dadís family. I had only had my ring a short time, and was quite proud of it, gold with black onyx. We were staying at my grandmotherís house, and she had no dishwasher, so that was me. We also had my various cousins etc. wandering in and out. I was wearing that ring, plus 2-3 others.
I took them all off, put them on the kitchen table, and went to do the dishes. When I finished, I think maybe I left the room, donít really remember, but I came back, and all my rings except that one were there. We looked high and low, emptied the trash, moved the stove and fridge out, and looked everywhere. It was nowhere to be found. Yet the others were undisturbed. This was 25+ years ago. After my grandmother passed away, dad went out to help his siblings clean out the house, and prior to that, I had a dream that my ring was in a sugarbowl, so I asked him to look there. nothing. I hate to say it, but the only logical explanation is perhaps one of my cousinís took it. It was only off my hand manybe 20 minutes, including the time it took to do the dishes, so it couldn't have gone far. Had it fallen on the floor, it was heavy enough i would have heard it ping!
The other is my roasting pan. I have had a great cast aluminum roasting pan, double sided, my mom got at a garage sale. I went to use it last Thanksgiving and it was nowhwere to be found. Now its huge; top and bottom, so you can cover it, or use it as two. I tore apart my kitchen but it was nowhere to be found. I either gave it away (which I think I would have remembered) or I left it when I moved here EIGHT years ago. And just missed it, but I could swear Iíve used it since I moved to this apt. Itís a mystery.