3rd Generation - Since 1907
100 Water Street
Skowhegan, Maine 04976
Cooling Her Heels
It was a beautiful day for a hike, the weather was perfect, but Peter seemed a little "out of it" today, a little aloof. Wendy figured it was because the end of the quarter was near and Peter was still short of his sales quota.

As they walked she and Peter engaged in idle chit chat. If she mentioned anything about work he quickly moved along to another subject.

The sound of the waterfall in the distance meant that lunch break was just around the corner. Her feet were tired and she was ready for a rest. The waterfall was Wendy's favorite place in the whole world and she looked forward to a peaceful half an hour enjoying its beauty.

Running to the edge of the pool, she pulled off her hiking boots and let her feet slowly sink into the cool blue water. Peter joined her as they sat and shared a delicious lunch of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Afterwards, dozing in the sun, Wendy tried to think of a way to cheer Peter up a bit.

As they prepared to leave, Wendy slid on her socks and grabbed her boots. After cooling her heels in the stream her boots always felt so much better on her feet. Lacing up her second boot she noticed something strange about the shoelace. There was something hanging from it . . . a diamond ring! It was a diamond engagement ring!!

She turned to face Peter who had dropped to his knee beside her. Taking the boot from her he removed the ring, looked lovingly into her eyes, and said, "My darling Wendy, I love you more than anything in this world. I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Will you marry me?"

Wendy's response was a great big "yes!" as she toppled Peter over into the grass to give him a kiss.