My girlfriend and I (both divorced ) have been "living in sin" for several years. She is deaf, and I have been slowly learning sign. Last night I was assigned "Santa duty" for the extended family. After the obligatory distribution of gifts and goodies, I asked her to sit on my lap, then requested that she stand to allow "Santa" to get up. Santa then asked her to sit. Santa then got upon bended knee and proposed (in sign). .............................. She accepted. Only problem I forsee is that all the nieces and nephews now think they are related to Santa!