Franci and Michael
how they asked
For months Michael talked to me about a contest he entered for a free helicopter ride. He told me he won and scheduled a day for us to go. On March 5th, 2017 we drove to the airport, did a tour of a museum located on site, and then met our pilot. It was a cold, but clear and beautiful day.
We took a ride towards the city, flew down the Hudson, circles around the Statue of Liberty, and began heading east on the south shore of Long Island. We rent a cabana every summer at Atlantic beach called Catalina Beach Club. I am most happy at the beach and it is where Michael and I have made many wonderful memories.
He pointed out that we were approaching the beach club. Then he asked me, “Do you see the sign?” and the helicopter began to descend a bit. As we got closer to the ground I saw an enormous sign across the beach that read, “Franci, will you marry me?”. I turned to face Michael, he was holding the ring of my dreams, he asked, “Will you marry me?”.
I burst out, “YES! YES! YES!”. After the helicopter ride, we met his parents at the beach and took some photos. We then had champagne at my parents’ house before going to our favorite Italian restaurant with our families to celebrate. It was the most amazing day and the greatest surprise.