Dear Abby: I am sick to death of hearing about people who have too many kids and the hardship it imposes. Common sense for the women is to use birth control, but why don’t men step up to the plate and have a vasectomy? I had one years ago and it has worked well for me.
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Dear Abby: My mother-in-law is 80 and in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. She lives alone an hour and a half from us. She also has a professional who takes care of her once a week. My husband, “Fred,” goes to help and entertain her every weekend, and I sometimes accompany him. She has enough money to stay in an assisted living facility, but Fred wants to build a mother-in-law apartment for her on our property.
The Rev. Kevin Vogts, pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church, Paola: Why is this the only two-stage miracle of Jesus recorded in the Gospels? We get a clue from Jesus first leading the man outside the village.
Dear Abby: Five years ago, my husband got drunk and physically attacked me in front of his family. It was horrible. I was in shock, and our relationship never recovered.
Dear Abby: I was engaged several years ago, but the engagement didn’t last. We broke up and I gave him back his ring. We remain close friends, however, and hang out at least once a week.
Dear Abby: My teenaged daughter will be giving birth soon, and she has decided to place her baby for adoption. I have told her that whatever she decides, I will support her decision.
Knuckle-cracking habit brings calm and craziness to family
75 years ago
I often hear people say that the crime in today’s Aberdeen is worse than ever. I went back and took a look at some old newspapers and found that things weren’t all that much better or worse in the past than they are now. Here are some of the more interesting articles from way back.
The other day, while obsessing on email, a friend and colleague asked me, on email, to do something. As it happened, I was able to do it right then.
Dear Abby: I am a 12-year-old girl, and my grandpa is 75. I love him very much, but I have noticed lately that he stares at women’s breasts when they are jogging, and he smiles when a gust of wind blows a girl’s skirt up. This embarrasses me, and I am embarrassed for him. He must have realized it by now.
Dear Abby: My son’s wife passed away very recently. He works days, so I have been helping him by looking after his 15-year-old daughter, “Leyla.”
Dear Abby: I am being married later this year, and I’m planning my guest list. My cousin “Emily” has five young children who I’m making an exception to invite. She lives across the country, so she’s starting to book her plane reservations.
Elder Donald D. Deshler of the Seventy, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: We learn in this parable that God permits both wheat (the good crop) and tares (the weeds) to grow together until the time of the harvest (the final judgment).
Dear Abby: I’m married to the love of my life. I can’t imagine loving a man more than I love “Wayne,” and I know he feels the same about me. The problem is, he’s always telling stories about things he has done, including past relationships, in graphic detail.