After one & a half years together, Drummond got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. The night previous to the proposal was an evening spent with friends at a Ball, where we were all dressed up and looking smashing...
Drummond, however, decided to propose to me the following evening when the make-up was off and our parents were all together.
We had taken spent the whole day shovelling out blow-hay from the south hay mowe in the barn. When we came into the farm house to join our parents for dinner, he whisked me away for just a few minutes. He said "there is something in the barn that I want to show you".
He lead me up to the hay mowe to a beam on the west wall where we had cut out a place in the barn-board siding for our work. We sat down on the beam and looked out this opening to the fields below where Power & the 3 fillies we had just bought were grazing under a sunset sky. It was perfect!
After a few moments of kind words and dreaming, he got down on one knee in the hay and proposed... my response: "Really?" - I was shocked. A few tears and kisses later and we rushed back to the farm house for dinner, excited but restrained, as we decided to let people notice the ring and not make a formal announcement.
It was not before dessert that someone had noticed: Jim. But he only gave me a wink and didn't let the cat out of the bag! So, Drummond made the announcement and much celebrating was had!!!
What is most touching about our engagement was that the ring was a family ring, having been worn by Drummond's maternal grandmother and at least 5 other generations before. It is gorgeous, and so cherished by us both. Thank you Joanne for giving me this great honour to wear your family ring.