A North Carolina man's proposal took the form of a Valentine's Day breakfast in bed with a 113-page book listing reasons why for the marriage.
Cameron Kelly wrote "50 Reasons Why You Should Marry Me ... And 51 Reasons Why I Should Marry You" for Angie Kreimer. But he is also making the work available to the general public through the self-publishing Web site, Lulu.com, either as a printed book for $21.95 or as an e-book for free.
Kelly's reasons for Angie to marry him include his weekly bathroom cleaning and his promise that he will look like Sean Connery when he is 65. He also reminds her that she will not have to change her initials.
He tells Angie he wants to marry her because he is more in love with her than ever and he loves the way she says "crayons."
The couple are not hurrying into marriage. They already have a 2-year-old daughter and share a home.
Now, they plan to tie the knot officially in the fall since Angie said yes.