In a January post about Eric’s grandmother Jane, I mentioned her wedding ring quilt that we brought home with us from Topeka. I also mentioned that my mother had pointed out to me how serendipitous it was that we were given that particular quilt by Eric's parents, what with it being a wedding ring design. What I was hinting at in that post was that there was recent news of an engagement. Ours. On New Year’s Day, Kansas Slim presented me a six-sided wooden box (six-sided to represent our six years of partnership, crafted clandestinely in our terribly cold workshop just weeks before), therein nestled an eternity band. He asked of me a question, to which I replied, “Yes I said yes I will yes!” There may have been some tears. And I'm pretty sure that I squealed. Because that's what's supposed to happen when you get engaged.
We are to be married this autumn.