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Thursday, September 6, 2012

 
 
 
 
Love finds a way with an elephant
from: qctimes.com
Bill Wundram
September 05, 2012
There’s still a poignancy in anything as hulking big as an elephant. Karly Baker, Davenport, collects elephants. She has shelves of elephant statues. A year ago when Circus Pages — a small show — played at Davenport fairgrounds, a romantic trick was played on Karly.
A circus like this always pulls off some pitch, so the ringmaster had a sack of names. If your name is pulled, you get a free ride on an elephant.
Karly’s friend, Shawn Ingersoll, Davenport, had earlier made a deal with the ringmaster. Karly’s name was on top in the sack, and the ringmaster couldn’t help but grab it. She was thrilled to get an elephant ride and to be joined on top of the big bull by Shawn.
This was the moment of love. As the elephant tromped around the circus ring, Shawn asked Karly to be his bride. She couldn’t refuse.
Karly and Shawn will be married Saturday at Duck Creek Park.
On the ringbearer’s pillow — along with the rings — will be a little statue of an elephant.

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