Good Night, Mr. Knightley

Beautiful but Unlikely

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Toward the end of that summer Ross asked me to marry him. We had spent the spring and summer together more or less brilliantly, and he had simply turned to me one day in the car on the way home and asked matter-of-factly, “If I asked you to marry me, you’d say yes, wouldn’t you?” His sister was thrilled and started making plans, much to Ross’ amusement and my consternation. We initially thought of being married by a justice of the peace and having a small party at our house afterwards, celebrating with the Ohio contingent over the holidays, but Dottie wouldn’t hear of it. This was the first big social event in the family in a long while, so it wasn’t just ours to claim evidently. “You’re gonna have to stop her,” Ross told his alarmed fiancée. “She doesn’t listen to me.”

Dottie suggested pushing the date back to…

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