Who says chivalry is dead?

By Taylor Hemness - email

Lisa Crumley works at Kelly Pharmacy in Mineola, and deals with customers at the drive-through window every day. But today, it was a "ride-through" customer that changed her life.

John Rupe had promised Lisa that his proposal would involve a horse at that window.

"She thought I was crazy," Rupe said. "She still thinks I'm crazy, and I'm alright with that. But I did ride up on a horse."

But John still popped the question in the traditional way. When Lisa came out front to see him after he stopped by the window, he was waiting, on one knee, with a ring.

After her initial shock wore off, Lisa said she should have known that he'd follow through.

"He doesn't do anything simple," Crumley said. "He always has to go all out."

John hadn't been on a horse in a while, so he practiced riding in a nearby parking lot. But he didn't work on anything else, including what he was going to say.

"I just figured she either would or wouldn't," Rupe said. "It was pretty easy."

Lisa says in five years at the pharmacy, she's only had one customer with a horse, and that one was in a trailer. Now, she's got a better horse story to tell for the rest of her life.

"Oh yeah," Crumley said. "I think the whole town will too."