I just can't let this day go by without telling my mom's story. Four years ago she called me and told me she was going to ask Dick to marry her on Leap Year Day.
"Mom," I said, "you don't have to get married, and what if he says no?"
She promptly answered that she didn't want to get coal in her stocking any longer and at her age she didn't want to wait another four years.
Who was I to stop her? She said she loved him. And, yes, she did ask him to marry her on Leap Year Day. He said yes. They were married the following New Year's Eve in England where she lives with him.
And, yes, they are living happily ever after.
P.S. My mom has more nerve than I ever had, although I did want to do it too!!
Here she is on her wedding day.
Cheers to my gutsy mom and her sweet husband.