DEAR ABBY: My son and his fiancee recently canceled their wedding. She is in the Army. Before she left, our side of the family gave her a wonderful bridal shower, and they received an abundance of great gifts.
When we were told the wedding was "off," we went to her mother's house to get the gifts to return them to our family members. Her mother informed us that they were her daughter's gifts, and she was already using them in Texas.
I said, "No, they were for a COUPLE who were going to be married and are no longer going to be. The gifts must be returned." The woman told me she did not see why.
I tried to explain that my son recently got an apartment, but he would never have used the gifts knowing they were intended for the two of them when they got married.
Abby, is she right or am I? -- EMBARRASSED IN FREMONT, OHIO
DEAR EMBARRASSED: Since the wedding was canceled, the COUPLE should have returned the gifts that had not been used. Neither you nor the bride's mother should have been involved in returning them.