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by Abigail Van Buren

Bride Fears Ex's Demand Will Cast Pall on Wedding

DEAR ABBY: Regarding the letter from the "Cozy Couple in California" who hates single beds, I'm reminded of our first visit to our son and daughter-in-law's newly purchased home.

The guest room was furnished with twin beds. Before retiring, my husband and I maneuvered them together across the short span of hardwood floor.

Trying to get settled, we reached toward each other for a good-night snuggle. The beds parted, and I landed on the floor between the beds. Thank heavens I wasn't hurt.

After a good laugh, my resourceful husband (sadly, now deceased) found his socks and tied the legs of the beds together to make a luxurious king-size bed. -- MARIAN IN LAKE ALFRED, FLA.

DEAR MARIAN: I admire his resourcefulness, and your ability to "bounce back" with humor after hitting the floor.