Mechanical engineer Paul Weeks left his family behind in Australia, bound for a dream job in Mongolia. He gave his wedding ring and watch to wife Danica and said to give the marriage band to whoever of sons 3-year-old Lincoln and an 11-month-old Jack married first, 'if something should happen to me.
It may be their last gift from daddy.
Before taking off on the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner for a new job in far off Mongolia, Paul Weeks took off his wedding ring and watch and handed them to his wife Danica.
“If something should happen to me then the wedding ring should go to the first son that gets married and the watch to the second,” Weeks said, the worried wife recalled.
Then, about an hour after the plane took off from Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, Weeks and the 238 other passengers aboard Flight 370 vanished somewhere over the South China Sea.
These guys went to work on Mars..an one way trip.
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Seems we have similar careers (away in remote locations from loved ones - working for big corporations).
I note Transwest Mongolia is a construction and mining giant and there is a high likelihood he was destined for a mining camp (as opposed to a township).
QHSE policy dictates that at no time is any jewellery permitted to be worn in the workplace - in some cases, depending on the work environment, this includes watches and necklaces - even if its under clothing as there are real injury hazards related to fire and heat. Rings are the first thing not allowed and are usually stored in safes at the initial induction stage of entering the site, along with any other personal items.
You are encouraged to leave it all behind for the duration of the project.
As is the case with me - my wife has my wedding band on a necklace and my watch is on my side table.
Now, in saying all of that, the contents of the conversation, if it did indeed take place as indicated, between him and his wife regarding "if anything should happen to me" is indeed another twist in this most bizarre and ever-developing event.