February fourteenth of this year,

A reminder of our life-time cheer…

Twenty-six years we’ve stayed

Since the first exchange was made,

For since then we’ve become very dear!

In the year nineteen eighty-eight,

My prospects for love weren’t great…

Then out of the blue

She wrote to you-know-who,

The first step in finding God’s mate.

My Prayer Letter found her just fine,

I was a Missionary at the time…

The suggestion was strong

From my blind date (that bombed),

She wrote after proper prayer time.

By March twenty-seventh, that year,

We met with Sunday School cheer…

She liked who she saw,

He was handsome and tall–

They were engaged by May third, same year!

A year and a month to the day

Later, both families could say…

Related by marriage

Cannot be disparaged,

Now that these two are on their way.


–Jonathan Caswell



6 thoughts on “IT OCCURRED TO ME…

      1. Jonathan Caswell Post author

        Thank you. That night, she asked for it in writing…done…and “sealed the deal” during the visit to my parents with a special dress (on her part) and me on one knee and asking formally. That same visit, Mom got out a special box with a tiger-eye stone broach in it…accepting Diana as a proper (in Mom and Dad’s eyes) member of the family. More details…but these are some of the basic facts. 🙂


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