Dear Abby: We have a couple of daughters who have told us we must take off our shoes if we visit them (and our beautiful grandchildren). Although I’m not sure of their reasons for this, I do know for sure that we have never tracked any kind of dirt into their house when we visited. In fact, our shoes are always clean.
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Dear Abby: My 7-year-old granddaughter, “Kelly,” wanted a dollhouse for Christmas. I had a friend build a basic frame, shingled roof, chimney and shutters, then I decorated it.
We hope you don’t feel flooded by flood information, but there is more to be said – not just for those whose homes or businesses were flooded Jan. 5 – but for everyone.
Dear Abby: My 15-year-old daughter’s best friend took her life today. My daughter is devastated.
With your collective indulgence, I’d like to interrupt Flo’s and Tom’s and Jolie’s lives (and, probably, Reggie’s and Kong’s, as well) to talk about your life — well, OK, mine, too, but since I’m doing the “talking,” let’s talk about YOU.
Dear Abby: I like my job a lot, but I have recently been assigned a different desk. I now sit next to someone who regularly draws his blood with a lancet and gives himself a shot for his diabetes just a foot away from me.
Every January I write a column on taxes. It is remarkable how many folks don’t take advantage of tax credits. In this community we have a lot of low- to moderate-income working families and individuals who qualify for some or all of these credits—many of whom fail to claim these credits. This is the time to mention to family, friends and neighbors they should look into this.
Dear Abby: I just finished the letter from “Plotting and Planning in Arizona” (Oct. 5), regarding why cremation is so popular. There are also other reasons.
Q: What does the Bible mean when it says: “The sting of death is sin”?
Dear Abby: A short time ago, I discovered my parents are “swingers.” I had picked up my mother’s phone to take a picture and an incoming text caught my attention. When I read it and investigated further, I learned the truth.
Dear Abby: I came out of the closet when my son was 4. I thought I had taught him not to judge because of a label. He’s now 30, with a wife and two adorable children who own my heart.
Dear Abby: I am dating a man, “Richard,” who is significantly older — 17 years, actually. I’m in my mid-20s. I have no problem with it, as I have always been attracted to men who are older and have their lives together.
Dear Abby: I’m a happily married man with a great family that’s mostly grown.
Dear Abby: I am moving out of my parents’ place soon to be with one of my best guy friends, but I haven’t told my parents who I’m moving in with. In the past, they have caught on to my lies when I was going through my “phase,” but I have been trying hard to be honest with them, so I don’t want to lie.