Loren Lentz certainly doesn't want to retract his marriage proposal. But he would definitely like to re-tractor it.
Last month, Mr. Lentz -- a farmer from Washington state -- set a romantic plan in motion: he would ask his girlfriend, Jody Schaefer, to marry him by plowing "Jody Will U Marry Me" into a two-hundred-acre field, in huge letters. Then he would take her up in a plane, and she would see the proposal from the air. So he got started, with the very best of intentions.
Well, in this case, the road to "L" was paved with good intentions. By which I mean, Loren Lentz goofed up the very first letter of his message. So, from the air, his beloved Jody was amazed and moved and also confused to read this message in letters more than a hundred metres tall:
"Lody Will U Marry Me".
Before they went up, Mr. Lentz knew he'd made a crucial mistake. His daughter had pointed it out. He told ABC News-dot-com, "Right off the bat, I just said, 'No I didn't.' Then I got to thinking, 'Oh, no, I did do it backwards.'"
Nevertheless, Lody -- I mean, Jody -- accepted. The couple will be married next month -- and we'd like to wish them the best of juck on that loyous occasion.
Now, here's Neil Young, with what we hope will be their first-dance song: "Field of Opportunity".