Posted by Patrick D on February 25, 1998 at 08:49:36:
Some of you may recall the marriage proposal that I prepared and posted earlier. I have revised the text in response to thoughtful comments received from gentle readers and now post it below, unabashedly, as a "final draft." The proposal is to be delivered on the afternoon of March 9th in "McConnell Cabin," which is located at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells, South Carolina. Please wish me the best of luck!
I have brought you here, to your ancestral home, because I can wait no longer. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope -- for, while I dare to ask, it is you who will decide.
You are the finest lady I know, Miss McConnell. Born an angel, you have become a perfect angel.
And now I offer myself to you with a heart more yours than mine. For nine years I have known you and admired you; from the first moment I have felt for you. For nine months I have courted you; from the first evening I have loved you.
Always my intentions have been clear. For you alone I think and plan. Have you not seen this? Indeed you have! You have been trusting and brave in worrisome times.
Like the roses you carry, you are colorful and fragrant yet ever so elegant; fresh, feminine, refined. It is quite enough for you "to be," and yet you are meant to be only in the most beautiful places, among the best company. Always I shall honor you, Lynn.
Applauding your uniqueness, bowing to your independence, still I insist that we belong together. We are the same kind.
I have asked the Ambassador for his blessing; he has laid his hands upon me. Your mother, your brother -- they, too, approve. To the extent that we face challenges, may it comfort you to know that our little family would enjoy the support of your entire family.
And so the time has come at last; the time that I have waited for, patiently; the time to ask for your hand in marriage.
You know what I am. You hear nothing but truth from me. Truly I love you more dearly with each passing day. And dearest you will always be, whatever the event of this hour's conversation -- my dearest, most beloved Lynn.
Tell me at once: Say "Yes" if you will marry me. Say "No" if it is to be said. Promising you all the happiness that a man can offer a lady, I beg you to be my bride. Lynn Torbit McConnell, will you marry me? One word, one look, will be answer enough.
- Nice, Patrick Amy 10:31:56 2/26/98 (1)
- Simply gorgeous!!! CK 01:04:47 2/27/98 (0)
- Beautiful... P. Bingham 17:05:55 2/25/98 (0)
- Mr. D, that is beautiful! Marie Bernadette 14:25:31 2/25/98 (0)
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