Mrs. Harre got engaged in August of 1978 in Nebraska City. They had spent the day at John Brown's Cave where he decided to propose to her. She says they visit the Cave every year to celebrate their anniversary.
Mrs. Coyle did not receive a ring when she got engaged. It was September of her senior year at college when she got asked the question. Since neither of them had a job, they decided to keep it a secret. In June she started a teaching job and he got a position at Mutual of Omaha. The night before Thanksgiving he properly proposed and gave her a ring.
Coyle says "We have the same sense of humor. Now that I've heard some of Tim's jokes and puns multiple times, they're not that funny anymore!"
Mrs. Klein was asked to go out onto the Missouri River by her boyfriend Tim in April of 1998. He had wanted her to see some things he had done over winter. She says it was extremely cold and so she was bundled in sweats and hats etc. When they got farther up the river, he stopped the boat and said he had to "check on something". He came up holding a dozen roses, champagne, and the ring. This followed with taking a few "old-time selfies". Tim had driven up to Iowa the previous day to ask Klein's mother for her permission. Some advice she gives about relationships is "Drop anyone who makes you feel less-than. Less than him, less than some other girl or less than you know you can be."