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Barry and Patti: A twilight love story

Husband makes his love known across a formidable boundary

Barry Britt

Barry Britt's wife, Patti, is in the Cleburne County nursing home suffering from Alzheimer's. She was diagnosed with the disease four years ago. Britt visits his wife through the window in her room on Monday.

HEFLIN — Valentine’s Day typically takes the form of flowers, chocolates and a day to celebrate a significant other, but for Barry Britt of Oxford the romantic day will be a bittersweet reminder of a love not lost. 

The love of Britt’s life is Patricia, or “Patti,” as she’s known.

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At his home in Oxford, Britt holds up photos of his wife from years ago.

​Staff writer Bill Wilson: 256-235-3562. On Twitter @bwilson_star.