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by Abigail Van Buren

Son at Arm's Length Won't Join His Family's Embrace

DEAR READERS: The "Carole and Rick in Delaware," whose wedding invitations contained an insert suggesting that a check made out to the Chutzpah Travel Agency toward a Hawaiian honeymoon would be appreciated, are not Carole and Rick Ratel.

The recently wed Carole and Rick Ratel of Delaware also had a Hawaiian honeymoon -- but it was paid for in advance as a gift from the father of the bride.

I am indebted to Mrs. Patricia E. McDaniels of Newark, Del., the mother of the bride, for setting the record straight.