She said yes!
That’s the answer to the question on many lips around town as folks drove by a house on South Lee Street which had “will you marry me” in lights on its rooftop.
Greg Lloyd’s novel idea to propose to his girlfriend of a year, Tiffany Pritchard, was not actually his own.
Lloyd, 38, said in a phone interview Wednesday that he had been talking with his sister about ideas for his proposal, and his sister actually came up with the idea.
“So I can’t even take credit for it,” he said modestly.
His fiancee’, Tiffany Pritchard, 26, said in a phone interview that the two met through their kids.
“My son Patrick, who is 5, had been friends with Greg’s son Oscar, also 5 (born three weeks apart) at Bright Beginnings Daycare at First Baptist Church for several years,” she said.
And it’s at daycare that Pritchard and Lloyd met.
Lloyd said when he met Pritchard, they talked about their sons being such good friends and how much Oscar talked about Patrick, and he suggested they take the boys out to eat and see a movie. They did, and it must have worked out well because exactly one year later, on Dec. 8, 2012, more magic was in store.
Pritchard said on their first date, they took the boys to eat at Chuck E. Cheese, to a movie, on a drive to see the Christmas lights and later a stop at Mellow Mushroom. That’s what they did in 2012 as well.
Lloyd said that while they were in Albany, Pritchard’s father and brother put the lights atop his house and placed the engagement ring in a tree in the yard.
“I thought it was strange when we came back into town the back way,” Pritchard said, but when they pulled into the driveway, the lights came on and she was “surprised, very surprised.”
She asked Patrick what the lights spelled out, and he said, “I love Tifmany.”
The proposal in lights won the first “Homes for the Holidays” Christmas decorating contest sponsored by the Americus Times-Recorder. It won in the website, print and Facebook versions.
“You ought to have seen the durn cars that came by and stopped to take photos and ask what her answer was,” Lloyd said with a laugh, clearly pleased.
The couple has set a date for their wedding, Oct. 19, which is after both boys’ birthdays, Pritchard said.
Pritchard works at Sumter Pediatrics in Americus and Lloyd manages a plant for Reeves Construction Co. in Vienna.
She said yes!
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