She Accepted

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(This is an excerpt from Assisted by John Stockten and Kerry L. Pickett.)

“I eventually proposed. I had planned an elaborate dinner as the backdrop. En route to the restaurant, the highway patrol felt I was a little too eager, so they presented me with a speeding citation. After the incident I was too irritated to go through with the proposal. I planned a second attempt after a Jazz home game. We ended up losing, so the mood wasn’t right then, either. Ultimately I settled for an evening in front of the TV in sweats. Nada was sick and bundled up, hardly a vision of beauty. I wasn’t dressed much better but that was normal for me. I fished the ring out and proposed. She accepted and spent the rest of the night admiring the ring and calling everyone she knew to share the news."

(John Stockton and Kerry L. Pickett, Assisted: An Autobiography [Salt Lake City: Shadow Mountain, 2013], 136).

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