Josephine and Michael

How We Met

Michael and I have been born into the mummers tradition of South Philadelphia. We met ten years ago, when I first joined the mummers club called SATS. We remained friends for the first three years and and then took our friendship to the romantic level.

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How He Asked

The night Michael purposed was an ordinary party night at our mummers club. I was told that everyone there was playing a raffle for the mystery box. I filled out the raffle ticket without any knowledge of what was really going on. My name was called as the raffle winner and I went in front of the entire crowd and began opening the box.  There were three boxes inside of the main box. On each of the boxes there were riddles and the answers were wedding related (bells and future).  The last box read ” what demands an answer but never asks a question”. At this point I still didn’t have any clue what was going on. Inside of the very last box was the ring box which was open. It was at that moment that I realized my best friend was asking me to marry him. I looked up in shock and Michael came walking out of the crowd towards me, got on one knee and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him. The crowd went crazy! Michael also told his family along with my family and close girlfriends and they all walked through the crowd to congratulate us. We had our first kiss seven years ago on that same dance floor and Michael brought us back to the same spot to express his love and purpose!

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