DEAR ABBY: Although this is too late for St. Valentine's Day, I offer this romantic story:
At a party, I danced with a beautiful Irish girl named Marie. I nuzzled her long black hair, and when the number was over, we discovered that my chewing gum had become stuck in her hair. We had to get scissors to cut it out.
We married a year later and have stuck together for 55 happy years. -- ALBERT BELZER, VERO BEACH, FLA.
DEAR ALBERT: My readers always enjoy a love story with a happy ending. Congratulations to you and your bride for more than half a century of happy marriage.