Monday, October 19, 2009

I want to marry you...

Aw. This is possibly the most romantic marriage proposal I've ever heard of.
SUNDERLAND - John Laing and Ariel Baruch went for a leaf-peeping drive Saturday. When the couple reach the top of Mount Sugarloaf, they looked down at a field where a thousand pumpkins spelled out "Ari Please Marry Me."

"It was a lot of pumpkins," said Laing, 25. "She was speechless for a good 30 seconds."

But Baruch, 23, said yes, she reported Sunday.

"I was just staring at him and crying," Baruch said. "I knew it would happen someday."

Laing had spent part of Thursday and all of Friday setting up the approximately 80-foot letters in the nearly one-acre field owned by Warner Farms, the site of Mike's Corn Maze.
How sweet is that? Hell, I'd marry a guy that would go to that much trouble to propose to me.

The proposal was orginally supposed to have the message mowed into a field, but the farmer talked him into spelling out the proposal instead with a 1,000 pumpkins. Quite a feat considering this is no country boy. He works for a insurance company in New York City.

The pumpkins are still out there. Farmer Mike is selling them billed as a "pick-your-own marriage proposal patch," he said. You can't probably read the rest unless you subscribe to the Gazette, but if you do, here's the link. And maybe you can see the photo here.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Happy Valley, Mount Sugarloaf is a municipal park with an observation point where you get a great view of the farms below.


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