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Memories fade, but couple's love endures
Lois Draney places her hand on her husband Patricks shoulder as she visits with him at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Monroe earlier this week. In the other hand she holds a box of fudge and a small teddy bear for Patrick, who suffers from Alzheimers disease and has little recollection of their 54 years of marriage. (Times photo: Anthony Wahl)
Lois and Patrick Draney, Monroe, will celebrate 55 years of marriage this fall. Patrick has Alzheimer's disease. "He's very much my Valentine," Lois said, "but he doesn't know it."