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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.
A quick Google search will give you the following definition for a poem: “A piece of writing that partakes of the nature of both speech and song that is nearly always rhythmical, usually metaphorical, and often exhibits such formal elements as meter, rhyme, and stanzaic structure. or as something that arouses strong emotions because of its beauty.”
Merriment will ensue this weekend for Grays Harbor LGBTQ community with the first-ever Pride Festival sponsored by the newly formed, as of June 2014, Out &Proud Grays Harbor Coalition. The festivities will start at 11 a.m. along 8th and Levee streets in Hoquiam.
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.
As many have heard, the Honorable Gordon Godfrey, one of the three Grays Harbor County Superior Court judges, recently submitted his resignation, effective Oct. 1, 2014. Not originally from Washington, I was not very familiar with the process of filling a judicial vacancy, so out of curiosity I did a little research and thought I would share what I learned.
August at the beach has not been this hot in years. Seems odd but the sun-worshippers and heat seekers are having a great time this summer.
Potato salad belongs to summer. It’s forever been a sturdy supporting player for burgers and hot dogs, steaks and seafood. It deserves to have a starring role. That’s right. It’s time to move beyond the potato salad recipe you’ve been cranking out for a dozen (or more) years. It’s time to build a better potato salad. Where to begin? Cookbooks have tons of ideas. So does Meredith Myers. She’s with the U.S. Potato Board, an industry-supported group based in Colorado. Her first thought? Who will be eating this salad _ adventurous foodies or cranky relatives who’ll complain until Christmas if you tweak granny’s recipe? “Is it a backyard barbecue or are you taking it to big group? Are you trying to please a bunch of kids and adults? What kind of palates are you trying to please?” she asks. “The glory of potato salad is that you can do just about anything with it.” The key: Think about the basic elements and preparation techniques, then use them to build a better potato salad.
Dear Abby: You printed a letter from “Self-Conscious in Georgia” (May 15), a young man who is insecure about the scar from his heart surgery. I have had three surgeries for congenital defects, my first at 2 years old. Because many women’s fashions expose the upper chest, I applied anti-scar products, which greatly reduced the size and color of my scars.
Dear Abby: When my husband is sick or needs to have surgery, he refuses to tell his family and doesn’t want me to. This puts me in a very awkward position. I’m damned if I do tell them because he will be upset with me, and damned if I don’t because his family won’t trust me, and I don’t want things that way.
Dear Abby: I’m a nurse who has been providing flu vaccinations for customers in a big box store. Most of them regard us health care workers as people who want to keep them healthy. My problem is parents who use me as a threat of punishment for their kids.