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everyone knows it. Then what comes next only confirms it.

Anyhow, she didn’t want any white gloves, because why

should he spend more money on gloves. No, she didn’t

want gloves. It was it was going to be an expensive enough

business as it was. The dress alone, you say it’ll be the most

beautiful one, the most expensive one. Then how much will

the shoes cost? Plus, she’d never seen anyone get married in

gloves. She used to go to nearly every wedding at her

church. Every wedding kind of changed her life for a

moment. She’d gone since she was a girl. Even when it was

total strangers getting married, she’d still go. When old

people got married there was never much of a crowd, but

she would be there. So what if they were old? It was still a

wedding. And when they promised they’d never leave each

other she would feel her heart pounding in her chest, tears

welling in her eyes. But she’d never seen a bride in gloves. I

mean, they had to put rings on their fingers, and what, was

she supposed to take off a glove at that moment?

All of a sudden she realized he’d forgotten about the rings.

He had to buy rings. He didn’t have to because he already

had them. He’d thought ahead. He took them out and

unwrapped them, told her to try one on. How did he know

it would be the right size for her finger? If it didn’t fit this

finger it would go on that one. Try it on. If it’s too big, later

on we’ll give it to a jeweler and have it made smaller. If it’s

too small, she can put it on her pinkie finger for now. Later

on we’ll give it to a jeweler and have it enlarged. He’d