Monday, November 17, 2008

The Paranormal Retreat Marriage Proposal

I've had more requests for details on the marriage proposal than requests for ghost stories. So, off we go. Early in the retreat, our host Dave Schrader announced that prior to the last event of the retreat a door prize would be given. It would be the first ever door prize at one of these events.

As we all sat waiting for the panel discussion to begin, Dave announced that it was time for the door prize giveaway. He made a grand show of shaking up names in a box and calling out a name. When nobody responded, some people in the audience started shouting, "Have to be present to win! Have to be present to win."

While people were harassing Dave about drawing another name, I was watching the guest speakers. I noticed they were smiling and whispering and laughing. Something was up. Dave looked at the guys and said, "I'm going to tell them." Grant said, "NO!" That's when I started thinking wedding proposal. Finally, the "winning" couple came running across the hotel lobby and into the room.

The guys "proposing" in the below video are Jason Hawes, Grant Wilson, Chris Fleming and Patrick Burns.


8 comments:

Alyson (New England Living) said...

That is AWESOME! I knew I liked Jason and Grant. What great sports.

ms. e said...

Awwwww! That was wonderful! It made me all teary-eyed. :) She'll never forget that, and have a fantastic story for the kids one day.

Lorna said...

Laurie, I don't feel like myself, not having read your blog since before you went on vacation, except to check that you weren't blogging on the trip. It sounded wonderful, and scary and it was certainly beautiful, including the marriage proposal. Kick J*** for me and your grandma.

Grimm said...

My envy of you grows with every new post. Grant & Jason rule!

Laurie said...

Alyson - They were great!

Ms. E - It was so cool.

Lorna - He shall be kicked...just for you.

Grimm - I can't wait until you guys stop making babies and can join me. :)

Susan in St. Paul said...

Very impressive! very well done too.
Thanks for posting it

Laurie- pls. rap J*** in the stomach with your knuckles for me, will ya?

Leslie said...

Oh, how sweet!

Laurie said...

Susan - I'm a lover, not a fighter. ;)

Leslie - It was one of the sweetest things I've ever seen.