Not more than two months later, I got my first job in publishing, an apartment in the city, where me and Karen would first live together, and eventually enough money to buy her a real nice ring. I never looked back. 28 years and three kids later I still don't. Best thing I ever did, even if was a bit sloppy.
That time when I got a wonderful gift and brought one home to my family. It will always be my favorite Christmas memory.