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Wife’s childhood adoption is secret only to her husband

Dear Abby: I have been happily married for 30 years. Many years ago I found out, inadvertently, that my wife is adopted. (My wife has no siblings, and her parents died when she was in college.) Concerned that she might not know about it, I contacted senior members of her family to confirm. They all confirmed what I had heard and said my wife knows about it.

Nothing New — Tales of the demimonde

Though illegal (wink, wink), houses of prostitution operated in Aberdeen until the late-1950s and Aberdeen was off-limits to military personnel into the 1980s. When it comes to the World’s Oldest Profession, the Harbor has been a hot-bed since the 1880s. Early on, the large population of young single men toiling in the woods, mills and docks created a steady market for the Fallen Angels. They even made the news on occasion.

Mom sent daughter to college and now is stuck with debt

Dear Abby: I am a single woman who borrowed $80,000 to send my daughter to college with the understanding that she would take over the payments once she was professionally established. She is now so “into” her new lifestyle that she is refusing to have contact with her “poor” birth mother. She refuses to take responsibility for repaying the loan, which is in my name, and says “tough luck” to my stupidity.

Grays Harbor Civic Choir performs Sunday

A vocal salute to Flag Day is planned by the Grays Harbor Civic Choir on Sunday at their concert which begins at 3 p.m. at the Bishop Center on the Grays Harbor College campus. Directed by Pat Wilhelms, the community choir has prepared a program that includes “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “Shenandoah,” selections by George Cohan and Irving Berlin, and “Old American Songs” arranged by Aaron Copland.