Matt Cawley’s romantic engagement brainstorm turned into a big OOPS, when the family heirloom ring disappeared:
When Matt Cawley popped the big question to girlfriend Stacey Scanlon, it’s fair to say it could’ve gone better….
Cawley’s plan was to surprise Scanlon with the ring during a romantic walk along Lighthouse Jetty in South Yarmouth on Monday morning.
He tied it to a big sand dollar with some string, slipped it onto a rock when she wasn’t looking, and then slyly called her attention to it.
She grabbed the sand dollar, but the ring tumbled into the rocky nooks of the jetty — and vanished.
“You could just hear it go — click, click, click — down through the rocks,” said Cawley…. “I knew it was gone.”
And it was gone. But, fortunately, they’re engaged.
Their first baby will be named “Butterfinger”.