DEAR ABBY: After 45 years of marriage, I became a widower three years ago. Ours was a double-ring ceremony in the Roman Catholic Church.
Other than the early days when my wedding band had to be wrapped with tape to prevent it from falling off my finger, it has not been off my hand.
Now, at age 70, I am romantically involved in a relationship with a lovely widow.
I would like to remove my wedding band and place it in the special ring box where my late wife's wedding band now is. My problem is it will no longer pass over my knuckle no matter how much lubricant I use. It would have to be cut off!
Can this be done? Or is it totally unthinkable? -- LONGTIME READER, NORRISTOWN, PA.
DEAR LONGTIME READER: Your problem can be easily resolved. Pay your favorite jeweler a visit and tell him you need help in getting your wedding ring off your finger because you may be in the market for an engagement ring in the near future. He or she will be happy to help you. Jewelers have a special tool just for this purpose.
Good luck; I admire your spirit.