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When Lawrence James took his girlfriend Jess to the Ocean Shores Tavern for lunch last Sunday, he had more than food on his mind and the culmination of three weeks’ work waited for him in the bar.

Lawrence had been toiling away with the The Cassettes to propose to Jess in a memorable fashion.

Pictures speak louder than words…

Jess had no idea as she sat down to lunch…
Jess had no idea as she sat down to lunch…



Um – who ARE these people?
Um – who ARE these people?

Well this is a bit awkward – are they in the right place?



Is this the lunch time show?
Is this the lunch time show?

Ok – this is weird
Ok – this is weird

This is about me – right?
This is about me – right?

I think I know what this is…
I think I know what this is…

Or not - what is going on?
Or not – what is going on?

then there was a ring…
then there was a ring…

… and a "yes!"
… and a “yes!”

… and a kiss
… and a kiss

and a YAY!
and a YAY



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  1. Lawrence James had a lot on his mind when he took his girlfriend Jess to the Ocean Shores Tavern for lunch last Sunday. The music was playing but what what was playing in his mind was romance and the romantic tunes of Lawrence Welk. Lawrence took a walk and walked a lot in nervousness in his thinking up that plank over on another plank in the floor and looked at the door, and could he put his wages into something that could sink. His heart sank at the thought. He fought the fears as before him for three weeks’ some work waited for him in the bar. Would Jess say “Taa”

    Time had taken its toll on Lawrence toiling away with the The Cassettes, but he proposed to Jess in the traditional way that day. And with her eyes wide open in dismay, what did she say? Guess?


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