Apparently young folks nowadays take "selfies" or self-portraits, with their cell phones. My son planned to hold up the box in one of these "selfies" to surprise Rubylocks.
As you can see, she was surprised.
As she recounted the story to my Mother, she wanted my son to ask her to marry him, and she hoped he would, but when she saw the little box she was completely blown away. She NEVER expected him to give her a diamond.
She was SO surprised that it took her "a really long time to say yes" according to my son. The way Rubylocks tells it, "I was so shocked I was afraid I was going to faint. And I didn't want to faint."
Finally she put her arms around him and said, "Yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes."
My son says she looks at the ring on her finger every other minute, and giggles. "How did you ever manage to get it so it fits perfectly?"
She looked at him sideways, "Well, okay. I don't want to know more than that."
Because I know the whole story, I know it wasn't magic.
It was Karma.
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In other news, I am completely ready for my trip to St Louis. The suitcase is packed, the class is prepared and the speech is written. The house and sewing studio are both clean. I've got a list ready of all the last minute things that need to come with me. That's all good, but you'll have to forgive me because my heart is in California. Which I suppose is a good thing because otherwise I think I'd be getting nervous.