January 28, 2018
By: Jerry Miller

His dog helped him propose...

I was shy and really didn’t say much to many people. She said “Hi,” I said “Hi back”. We talked for a bit and on 10/2/15, we met in person. We have never looked back. - WilliamWhat towns are y'all from?Cleshay was living in Mexia, Texas and I was living in Kemp, Texas. We closed on a house in Jewett, Texas on January 3rd.

What did you do on your first date?We met at Applebee's in Corsicana, had supper, and then went walking by a nearby lake.

When did you know that she was the one?When, after 9 months, in casual talking, "I love you," slipped out of my mouth without any thought.

How did you propose?First, I offered a cigar band, then an electrical tape band, then a ring pop, and finally a real ring. I took my dog, Heddy Bear, to the school she teaches at and with help, hid in the library. When she came in, she was talking to someone. She saw Heddy and "What is Heddy doing here," went through her mind. Then she saw me on my knee. I had tied the ring to Heddy's collar.

What is your favorite thing about her?Her weirdness matches my weirdness.