Come Christmastime though, each hoped to get one special gift for each other to open. Neither had any spare money though. The only way to do this was to sell something of their own to raise the money needed.
The local pawn shop became the answer. Anne knew that Dale used to go fishing with his father and had wanted to take it up again, but needed a reel, so she pawned her beloved camera that had won her photographic picture contests in order to get it.
However unbeknown to her, Dale sold his fishing rods in order to buy a wide angle lens for her camera.
Come Christmas morning, after presents were opened, they held each other, with tears in their eyes.
“You know what this means,” Dale finally said. “Our love is greater than any possession.”