Together, they work on their garden. Participating in a city tree-tending course years ago yielded free cherry and hazelnut trees for their now leafy front yard, to which the squirrels they feed added a mulberry, an oak, and some hollies. They spend time with the cats and do crossword puzzles.
A very surprised Ben joyfully said yes. Caitlin gave him a $20 gold-plated ring that was meant to be a placeholder, but Ben has grown too emotionally attached to trade it in. At Thanksgiving, he gave her a ring made with diamonds that had belonged to his grandmother.
Frank handed her their special packet of hot sauce — they found it at Taco Bell right after he moved in and have been randomly hiding it around their home for the other to find ever since. It said, “Marry me.”
Denial crashed on March 15 when their wedding venue called about a backup plan. Within four hours, Mary replanned the entire event, rebooking every vendor for June 5. But as the COVID-19 situation worsened, those plans were also canceled.
The new study indicates the pandemic may not be as bad for romantic relationships as originally feared. Said a researcher: "When the world feels uncertain, having your partner there to be your rock is assuring.”
The week before the previously scheduled April 17 wedding, Adam noted with disappointment that their marriage license would soon expire. At work the next day, Jessica sent Adam a text: “Let’s do this. Let’s get married.”