OPINION: An anonymous source provides us a cool story

By M. Scott Morris/NEMS Daily Journal

We’re not big on anonymous sources here at the Mighty Daily Journal, but sometimes a story can’t be denied.
As you might remember, I asked people to send in their proposal stories to run in our Valentine’s Day edition.
One person wanted to share her memories but not her name because people in her Northeast Mississippi town “would be in shock to know that one of their little OLD ladies had a history.”
We’ll let her tell it:
“Just out of high school and terribly in love with a tall handsome guy. One night things got a little intense, and he said, ‘I can’t go on like this. Guess we better get married!’”
There’s more:
“Just wanted to remind you that THIS is how most proposals happen. BIOLOGY, then real love, not infatuation.”
Pretty cool, huh?
She must know what she’s talking about because the pair made it 56 years and had two children.
Thanks for sharing your proposal story. I loved it and couldn’t help but pass it on.
We got a pretty good response from our request, and you’ll find the results in tomorrow’s Mighty Daily Journal.
We couldn’t fit in every story that we got, but I wanted to tell you about Corey and Heather Truett of Tupelo.
She was living in Columbia, S.C., while he was in Montgomery, Ala. After a late-night call, he drove six hours and knocked on her door.
“I was on the phone with him, so I told him to hold on,” she said. “I wondered who it was because not many people had my address.”
She thought it might have been a Jehovah’s Witness or a salesperson. She opened the door, and there he was.
“It was a surprise, then I cried,” she said.
Of course, somewhere between the surprise and the cries, she said, “Yes.”
Tami and David Berrios of Booneville sent a wedding story instead of a proposal story, but it fits: They’ll celebrate 10 years of marriage on Valentine’s Day.
“It was the new millennium. Valentine’s Day 2000,” she said. “My husband and I got married in Nashville that day on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, along with about 60 other couples.”
John Berry and Bryan White sang, and Connie Smith delivered her rendition of “Amazing Grace.” The wedding parties were dressed in appropriate country music attire.
“Many of the guys, and some of the gals, had on cowboy hats and boots,” she said.
Before the wedding, they evacuated the hotel twice because of tornado warnings. After the wedding, he locked the keys in the rental car while it was running. Did I mention it was 30 degrees and the sky was spitting snow?
No matter. Ten years later, those details only serve to spice up the tale.
“Anyway, a good time was had by all,” she recalled, “and we ended up by meeting some of the other couples at the Wildhorse Saloon in downtown to kick up our heels a bit.”

M. Scott Morris is a Daily Journal entertainment writer. Contact him at (662) 678-1589 or scott.morris@djournal.com.

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