Mary might marry if fate provides the proposal

Have you received anything for one mysterious Mary in your inbox as of late? Perhaps a missive asking you to pass along an e-mail with a proposal in the form of a poem or a link to Proposal to Mary? An unnamed suitor has apparently concocted a plan to spread his proposal far and wide through forwarded e-mails, in the hopes it will eventual reach his sweetheart. It all began when he sent out an e-mail to 50 strangers, asking them to pass the proposal on.


How will his Mary know that she is the Mary mentioned? By the poem said suitor composed:

Five years ago, I will always remember the day
When fate made us meet, blissful Alaskan moments in May
Earth spun around us and a journey began
Love, warmth, happiness, enough the years to span.

The longer it lasts the more grows our bond
And with 80 still – of you I will be fond
Whatever happens, I will stay at your side
Through good and bad, together let us stride

No second with you was ever wasted
You are the sweetest I have ever tasted
We have spent so many years – why not a life?
Mary, will you marry me – and become my wife?

If you don’t balk at the idea of sending around e-mail fowards to friends, why not help this suitor get the message across to his Mary? Whether the e-mail–which can be found on his web site–will make its way to its intended destination remains to be seen. It’s a pretty weird idea, but I’m curious as to how it will work out in the end.

7 Responses to “Mary might marry if fate provides the proposal”

  1. Twistie says:

    (scratches head)

    I honestly don’t get proposal ideas like this one. There’s no telling when – or even if – it will get to her. Or she may already have been tipped off to the whole thing, so sending it along could be a moot point. It could wind up like the chain email asking for postcards for the kid with cancer…who is now a healthy adult who doesn’t want postcards anymore.

    Me? I’d rather the guy just up and asked me to my face. What’s not romantic enough about that?

    Call me grumpy, but if Mr. Twistie had tried this method on me, he might still be single.

  2. Never teh Bride says:

    It’s not my preferred mode of proposal, either, Twistie, but I’m hoping mystery suitor knows his honeybunch well enough to be reasonably sure she’ll think it was clever. Uh, if it ever gets to her… I imagine mystery suitor is banking on attracting the publicity necessary to speed his message along.

  3. Carol says:

    I don’t pass along emails from Nigeria guaranteeing me a % of a large sum of money – why would I pass along an email proposing marriage from a guy I don’t know to a woman I don’t know? Much better things to do with my time and energies…

  4. Bridey says:

    Somehow, neither chain letters nor spam says “love” to me. Bleah.

  5. I don’t understand why so many women go crazy for Manolos.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Faugh. I hope she says “Not until you learn a few things about scansion.”

  7. amy says:

    so how many women named Mary who took a vacation in Alaska this summer are placing awkward calls to their boyfriends that go something like, “um, honey? an email?…oh, that wasn’t you? well why the he** not?” ; )