Thursday, December 31, 2009

Redneck marriage proposal

This actually happened.

We have a charming and attractive 19-year old homeschool graduate who lives nearby. Recently she prepared a Christmas plate of baked goods to deliver to a local gas station/auto repair place, where the employees have always been very helpful. She gassed up her car, then went inside to pay and deliver the cookies. The following conversation occurred with a man at least twenty years her senior who was hanging around the gas station.

"So. Do you like sports?" he asked.

“No,” replied our neighbor.

“Do you hunt?”


“What do you hunt?”

“Bear and deer.”

“Well, I know you can cook," he said, nodding toward the plate of goodies. "Can you get firewood in?”

“Yes, I can get firewood in.”

“Are you married?”


“Good. I’m going to divorce my wife and marry you.”

Our neighbor replied, “I don’t think your wife would like that very much.” Then she left.

Who says romance is dead?


  1. Have to appreciate the man's audacity! LOL! I hope your neighbor holds out for something a little better. :)

  2. Aw...He forgot to ask her if she had a bass boat.

    See Ya

  3. Hello Patrice,

    Sounds very much like the kind of community that we live in. ;-)

    I'd just like to say how much I appreciate your column in WND and your blog here. Your writings so often resonate with my homeschooling family's own circumstances living remotely, self-employed and frugally in the mountains of central California.

    May God continue to bless your efforts, your family and your land, and keep you happy, healthy and prosperous in the coming year.

    "Even so, dear Lord Jesus, please come soon."

    Best regards,


  4. Thank you, Dave! I appreciate the kind words.

    - Patrice

  5. what kind of cookies were they ?

  6. Randolph, my understanding is it was a mixed plate of goodies.
    - Patrice