Mother's Day Memories and gifts

The story goes that my father met my mother while visiting her town for the wedding of his brother to my mother's cousin. After that first meeting, it was communication through letters (some of which I have seen, mostly poems). A friend of the family, wishing to arrange for her son to marry my mother instead, found out, and told my grandparents. This being a small town in the early 70s, it was pure scandal.