Dear Readers: With Valentine's Day tomorrow, one popular event that comes to mind is wedding proposals. We took a poll at Heloise Central, and here are some interesting stories:
Kelly's proposal came via the post office because she was on military duty in Germany while her beau, Frank, was stateside. They did get married on common ground, and Kelly has changed wedding rings in the past 24 years, but not husbands!
Karen and her husband still disagree on the circumstances of their proposal. Nevertheless, they have been happily married for 16 or 17 years — she couldn't remember.
Ruth received her proposal with the traditional "on bended knee" during a romantic ski trip. Ruth says her marriage to Glenn is priceless!
How my engagement came about is a bit sketchy. David and I can't remember who actually proposed, but we are married and have shared many laughs over our proposal.
I can't help but think of all those unusual circumstances surrounding wedding proposals and would like to hear from those of you who have a special or unique story. Send your story to: Heloise, P.O. Box 795000, San Antonio, TX 78279-5000; e-mail to: Heloise@Heloise.com; or fax to: 1-210-435-6473. We will pick some of our favorites and print them in an upcoming column.
Dear Heloise:The next time you make deviled eggs, take the yolk mixture and spoon it into a zipper-top bag. Cut the corner off and use it like a cake- decorator bag to squirt the mixture into the egg halves. Works like a charm, and it makes beautiful, decorative deviled eggs. —Lily Engles, San Antonio
An egg slicer can be used for more than just slicing eggs:
— Use to cut uniform slices of mushrooms.
— Use to slice large, pitted olives.
— Use to slice bananas or strawberries.
Dear Heloise: I was tired of searching for library books that the kids needed to return. So, I cleared a small area on a bookshelf in the computer room. This is where the kids need to put the books once they are done reading them. Now when the books need to go back, everyone knows right where to look. Sure makes mornings a lot easier around this house. —A.N., via e-mail
Dear Heloise: I I have a large cookbook collection—about 600 cookbooks. Whenever I use a recipe out of one of them that is a keeper, I write the name of the recipe at the top of an index card. Then I put the name of the cookbook on the card, and the page number. I file this in my recipe box. That way, the recipe is easily located. —Trish Reynolds, Springfield, Ill.\
Dear Heloise:My Sound Off is to manufacturers of household step stools: Why are they all made with black-rubber tips that leave scuff marks on vinyl floors? I'd like to see them have the same kind of white tips supplied with shower-curtain rods. —Cathy in Simi Valley, Calif.
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