Your morning chuckle.. yes this was my outfit last night for the Heritage dinner..:)
I am a Hallmark junkie and watch romantic movies over and over. I can tell you where they were shot, who starred in what, and in all honesty if it rains I literally drip sugar. In each movie there is always someone who gets down on their knees and asks for someone’s hand in marriage. I never got that in my life, and really, I never questioned why. It was what it was, and it didn’t really matter, until the last few years.
Was it because I had a stroke or heart attacks these past few years? Was it because I felt life was quickly closing up shop,and in reality, I always wanted this to happen? If I die tomorrow I’ve had a good life, I have done it all, but that Hallmark movie proposal sat in the back of my brain, and every single Hallmark movie well, I pointed proposals out to Steve.:)
The Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum had their Heritage dinner last night and a beautiful diamond ring from Burns Jewellers was the big ticket. I joked with Steve that if he won, well, he was going to have to get down on his knees and ask me to marry him for a second time.
Sean Redmond did a fantastic job selling those tickets and no, we did not win– but Joanne Henderson did. I was thrilled for her– but what did she do? She put the ring down on the table and told Steve it was his. We were flabbergasted, just flabbergasted, and I think I was in shock. In front of a capacity crowd at the Town Hall Steve got down on one knee and asked me to marry him again. I could not stand up, I was completely frozen and yes, my antlers fell off.
There in the middle of Carleton Place on a cold winter’s night in February I got my Hallmark moment thanks to Joanne Henderson. Many footprints will walk in and out of your life, but there are really special people around that will leave a footprint in your heart– and that is Joanne. Thank you for giving me the moment in my life I will never forget.
In my confusion I did not realize Father David was there and we could have done the marriage roundup a second time right then and there. When I mentioned it after the fact he said,
“Well, we’ve still got the parking lot!!”
where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and theSherbrooke Record and and Screamin’ Mamas (USACome and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place. Tales of Almonte and Arnprior Then and Now.