Okay, I feel kind of bad. Apparently Marilyn is a real person, used to work at the library back in the day. My question is, then, why am I getting this info?!
You gotta admit, it does sound like one of those weird "send money to our church and we will make you the pope" kinda deals. Sorry for lumping you with the scammers, Marilyn!!
Congratulations on your engagement!
(Thanks Lori, for the heads up!)