Flint resident, Jeff Miller, had a copper sundial stolen from his back yard that has been in his family for over 100 years.

Miller tells KLTV, "All we know is that it was sitting here Sunday morning before we went to church, then got back a little bit before 11 o’clock and it was gone. I don't know how much it weighs, but it takes a lot of effort to move it. If you drop it on your foot, your foot is going to be pretty badly damaged."

The sundial was not visible from the road so someone would have to know it was there.

The sundial was passed down to Miller's mother, a former art teacher at TJC, then passed to him. He was hoping to pass it down to his daughter.

There is an inscription on the sundial that reads "I count none but sunny hours."

If you own a scrap metal shop, be on the lookout for this family heirloom or if you have any information on the theft, contact the Smith County Sheriff.