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Patty Merchant (right) accepts her crown as the 2014 Valentine’s Day Queen at Granite Mesa Health Center in Marble Falls while her husband, Walter, looks on after he was named king. The couple has been married for 28 years and still love each other as much, if not more, than when they first exchanged vows. Staff photos by Daniel Clifton




Patty Merchant (right) reaches for the hand of her husband, Walter, after the couple were crowned the Valentine’s Day King and Queen for Granite Mesa Health Center in Marble Falls. The couple have been married for 28 years, and are still very much in love. The center hosted the celebration Feb. 14 with songs and plenty of Valentine’s Day desserts.




Jack Collinsworth entertains the residents at Granite Mesa Health Center with songs during the Marble Falls facility’s Valentine’s Day celebration Feb. 14.