Letter: Seeking the witnesses to our happy moment

Dec. 14, 2013 @ 04:09 PM

To the editor:

Just this last September, my girlfriend and I were hiking a 30-mile section of the Appalachian Trail. We stopped near Carvers Gap, where an older couple was sitting, enjoying the view. We asked the couple to take a scenic picture of us, which they happily obliged. While getting ready for the picture, I dropped down to one knee and proposed to my girlfriend. We were so in the moment that we never thought to ask the couple for their names. I’m not sure if they live around Carvers Gap or not, but I was basically shooting in the dark in hopes to locate them, so I could thank them for the beautiful photo they took of my fiancee and me. It is a photo we will cherish for the rest of our lives. If you are the couple, or if you know of the couple who may have taken this photo, please contact me via email, Smitty2398@gmail.com.

Ben Smith

Oswego, Illinois