3) The Producer

As a TV producer I had to be a good planner —
not always easy domestically when you work in one city and weekend
in another…

Annie’s birthday is Sept 29th and that night I took her out to dinner
near our weekend place.

She wasn’t in that good a mood because she relishes birthdays and
my present that year had been minimal.

At the end of the meal the waitress asked if we’d like coffee. She
served it and told Annie there was another present for her. Annie’s
face on seeing just an audio cassette case was a picture. I had
to persuade her to open it.

She did — and there was the diamond ring.

I proposed and said I’d like to get married on my birthday so that
I wouldn’t ever forget our wedding anniversary.

She accepted, then jumped bolt upright in horror — realising my
birthday came just five days after hers.

Five days to plan a wedding? And, she pointed out, we couldn’t just
book register offices like that.

In fact I’d booked two – one in our work city the other near our
weekend place.

It was a great party — no tiresome relatives and even the milkman
dropped in and got drunk on champagne.

Graham Mole,

Eastleigh, UK


The founder and president of Diamond Cutters International, is one of the worlds top diamond experts, as well as a three-time Guinness Book record holder in jewelry design.
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