Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV



Nathan Bluestein, 27, of Northville and May Gorial, 32, of Madison Heights, are photographed in her Madison Heights home Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. They are a recently engaged couple as of last Saturday, Sept. 1 aboard a canoe that they paddled out on. After an evolved proposal by Nathan that included a French love poem (She teaches French.), left, and a love letter in a bottle that he declares his love for her and where he painstakingly made it look like they were old, tattered papers within a bottle randomly floating in the lake. It was after the question was popped they explain that they were then pushed by the wind and waves to North Island. Luckily for them they had one cell phone between them and made calls to family and to the local deputies who eventually rescued them. They now are forever connected with the thought if they can get through this the rest is easy. Their wedding is set for April 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Regina H. Boone)