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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:25 PM

"Dear Abby" dies at age 94.

Pauline Phillips, the "Dear Abby" newspaper columnist who dished out advice to millions of confused, troubled and lovesick readers in America and around the world, has died at the age of 94, her daughter said on Thursday.

Phillips died in Minneapolis on Wednesday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

"I have lost my mother, my mentor and my best friend," daughter Jeanne Phillips said in a statement released by the syndicator of the "Dear Abby" column, Universal Uclick.

"My mother leaves very big high heels to fill with a legacy of compassion, commitment and positive social change. I will honor her memory every day by continuing this legacy," Jeanne Phillips added.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-dear-abby-dead-pauline-phillips-20130117,0,7596514.story

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Reply "Dear Abby" dies at age 94. (Original post)
greatauntoftriplets Jan 2013 OP
NYC_SKP Jan 2013 #1
Lugnut Jan 2013 #2
Flashmann Jan 2013 #3
Hekate Jan 2013 #4
joeybee12 Jan 2013 #5
Go Vols Jan 2013 #6
Ron Obvious Jan 2013 #7
Go Vols Jan 2013 #9
greatauntoftriplets Jan 2013 #8
calimary Jan 2013 #10

Response to greatauntoftriplets (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:31 PM

1. Oh, how sad! Many don't know that she and columnist Ann Landers were twin sisters!



They were "Eppie" and "PoPo" Friedman back in the day. (Ann and Abby, respectively)


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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:32 PM

2. RIP Abby.

Rest in peace.

Jeanne has big high heels to fill but she does it extremely well.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:42 PM

3. I knew Ann Landers and Dear Abby were sisters

I didn't know they were twins though...As a kid,in the 60s,our town had two newspapers......The one my Dad preferred had Dear Abby,which he cared nothing about......My Mom liked Ann Landers,but otherwise didn't care about the papers,beyond the sale ads.....So we got both papers.......Both were either on or next to the comics page.which as a 10 year old was my favorite section.....Yeah I read the sisters too...

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:46 PM

4. I read them as a kid, and growing up. They were forward thinking ladies

... and changed with the times. RIP and thanks for all the advice!

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:49 PM

5. I loved reading her as a kid...

RIP.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:59 PM

6. few letters

Dear Abby,

A couple of women moved in across the hall from me. One is a middle-aged gym teacher and the other is a social worker in her mid-twenties. These two women go everywhere together and I've never seen a man go into or leave their apartment. Do you think they could be Lebanese?

Dear Abby,

What can I do about all the Sex, Nudity, Fowl Language and Violence On My VCR?

Dear Abby,

I have a man I can't trust. He cheats so much, I'm not even sure the baby I'm carrying is his.

Dear Abby,

I am a twenty-three year old liberated woman who has been on the pill for two years. It's getting expensive and I think my boyfriend should share half the cost, but I don't know him well enough to discuss money with him.

Dear Abby,

I've suspected that my husband has been fooling around, and when confronted with the evidence, he denied everything - and said it would never happen again.

Dear Abby,

Our son writes that he is taking Judo. Why would a boy who was raised in a good Christian home turn against his own?

Dear Abby,

I joined the Navy to see the world. I've seen it. Now how do I get out?

Dear Abby,

My forty year old son has been paying a psychiatrist $50.00 an hour every week for two and a half years. He must be crazy.

Dear Abby,

I was married to Bill for three months, and I didn't know he drank until one night he came home sober.

Dear Abby,

My mother is mean and short tempered - I think she is going through mental pause.

Dear Abby,

You told some woman whose husband had lost all interest in sex to send him to a doctor. Well, my husband lost all interest in sex - and he is a doctor. Now what do I do?

Remember these people can vote...

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Response to Go Vols (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:11 PM

7. ROFL

"I was married to Bill for three months, and I didn't know he drank until one night he came home sober. "

These are great. Are these published somewhere?

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 06:39 PM

9. A quick google search

popped up what I posted,I would think there would be more somewhere.

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Response to Go Vols (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:13 PM

8. Bwa ha ha!

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Response to Go Vols (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 06:56 PM

10. Do you think they could be Lebanese?!!!!

OMG! What a fowl comment!

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