Those of you have been following this blog for awhile know that I have two children. I refer to them as Exhibit One and Exhibit Two. 
This past Friday afternoon while I was driving through Crystal Beach, minding my own business, I received a surprise call on my cell phone from Exhibit One in Israel.
“Hi! I have some news!”
My first reaction was, “Uh oh! Good news or bad news!?”
(Mazal tov! The couple in Jerusalem)
My lovely daughter announced that she was engaged.
I practically drove off the road and into a ditch with excitement.
I showered her with mazal tovs. I even got a chance to wish her fiancé a hearty mazal tov!
It was about this time that I noticed a police cruiser following me. I had to quickly end the call. Her Majesty’s government frowns on the use of handheld communication devices while driving.
Exhibit One engaged. Wow!
Luckily for me, I highly approve of the fiancé. As a general rule, I dislike Israeli men. Bunch of blow-hard macho know-it-alls, if you ask me. This young man, however, is a refreshing exception to the stereotype. I like him a lot! Charming, witty, intelligent, kind, soft-spoken. A real mensch.
The wedding will be held in Israel. Not sure yet exactly when and where.
Details to follow in due course!
 To those new to this blog, a brief history: When I was a young rōnin, I was for several years in a relationship and living with an even younger partner. While I did not fully appreciate it at the time, we were in a common-law marriage. That person is, therefore, my ‘first spouse’ [‘SA’], as opposed to the person I legally married (then legally divorced) many years later [‘WHN’]. My children, Exhibits One and Two, were tendered into evidence during the second marriage.
Details: Exhibit One (23 year old girl), lives in Ramat Gan (east Tel Aviv), Israel. Exhibit Two (21 year old boy) just graduated from McMaster University in Canada and is also presently in Israel.