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  Love at First Sight By Gwendolyn M Plano   “It doesn’t seem real. It just doesn’t seem real.” Mom muttered as she ran her hand over the curves of dad’s headstone. Sighing deeply, she stared blankly into the horizon. After a few minutes, she turned and faced me. “I tell myself that it must be real.” She seemed to want my approval. “The stone says we were married 70 years. It must have happened; I must have been married. But, but…why can’t I remember?” She searched my face for answers. Stooped from the burden of years now elusive and sometimes vacant, mom held my arm while she walked to either side of the monument. “I saw him in a dream. Did I tell you that?” “No, mom, I don’t think you did.” “He was young, like when we first met.” “Really? Could you tell me about how you met?” “How?” Mom’s eyes darted to and fro as she struggled to answer. Then, as though the curtains lifted, she responded. “Yes…yes, I can tell you how we met.” “Let’s sit here, mom.” I led her to a cement bench under a tall oak tree near dad’s grave. “Now tell me…