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by Abigail Van Buren

Amorous Couple Stirs Widow to Light Up Her Lonely Life

DEAR ABBY: My eldest son is getting married in June. I am hurt and angry that my name was not included along with the parents of the bride on the wedding announcements.

My husband is dead, but I'm not, and being excluded makes it appear that I don't exist!

I called a wedding consultant and was told that the announcements are printed both ways, naming the bride's parents only, and naming the parents of the groom, too.

What would be your choice, Abby? -- HURT IN MINNESOTA

DEAR HURT: I would choose the announcements that named the parents of both the bride and the groom.