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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:26 PM

Dear Abby...



RIP

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WilliamPitt Jan 2013 OP
Hard Assets Jan 2013 #1
In_The_Wind Jan 2013 #2
NYC_SKP Jan 2013 #3
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #4
patrice Jan 2013 #5
progressoid Jan 2013 #6
Auntie Bush Jan 2013 #7
Hekate Jan 2013 #8
Freddie Jan 2013 #9
efhmc Jan 2013 #14
elleng Jan 2013 #10
Ellipsis Jan 2013 #11
onethatcares Jan 2013 #12
redwitch Jan 2013 #13
onethatcares Jan 2013 #15
redwitch Jan 2013 #18
onethatcares Jan 2013 #19
redwitch Jan 2013 #20
BobTheSubgenius Jan 2013 #16
Manifestor_of_Light Jan 2013 #17
oberliner Jan 2013 #21
WilliamPitt Jan 2013 #22
oberliner Jan 2013 #23

Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:29 PM

1. I grew up reading Dear Abby.

 

She has provided many wonderful advice along with her sister, Ann Landers.

Rest in peace, Abigail Van Buren.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:30 PM

2. Rest in peace, Pauline Friedman Phillips.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:32 PM

3. Ahead of her time.

She will be missed.

K/R

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:35 PM

4. Kicked! nt

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:43 PM

5. Kicking for one of those little windows into sanity for many of us as we grew up. nt

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:45 PM

6. heh heh

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:54 PM

7. She was so good. As a kid...I used to read her and not much else.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:59 PM

8. I remember her advice to nudists...

When someone wrote to her that they were shocked -- shocked! -- that a couple they knew were nudists within their home, her comment was that they should probably wear an apron when frying bacon.

That really gave me something to think about as a kid.

Dear Abby,

Thanks for all the advice, and RIP.

Hekate

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:06 PM

9. I think the pic is her daughter, Jeanne Phillips,

Who has been writing Dear Abby for at least the last 10 years and plans to continue doing so. Excellent advise though!
Rest on peace, Pauline Phillips.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 07:01 PM

14. You're right. That is not her picture.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:26 PM

10. GOOD advice:

Dear Abby: My wife sleeps in the raw. Then she showers, brushes her teeth and fixes our breakfast — still in the buff. We’re newlyweds and there are just the two of us, so I suppose there’s really nothing wrong with it. What do you think? — Ed

Dear Ed: It’s O.K. with me. But tell her to put on an apron when she’s frying bacon.

Dear Abby: Our son married a girl when he was in the service. They were married in February and she had an 8 1/2-pound baby girl in August. She said the baby was premature. Can an 8 1/2-pound baby be this premature? — Wanting to Know

Dear Wanting: The baby was on time. The wedding was late. Forget it.

Dear Abby: Two men who claim to be father and adopted son just bought an old mansion across the street and fixed it up. We notice a very suspicious mixture of company coming and going at all hours — blacks, whites, Orientals, women who look like men and men who look like women. ... This has always been considered one of the finest sections of San Francisco, and these weirdos are giving it a bad name. How can we improve the neighborhood? — Nob Hill Residents

Dear Residents: You could move.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:59 PM

11. Dear Abby: “Susan” and I have been married for many years. After our sons left for college...


my wife began experiencing “empty-nest syndrome,” so I surprised her with two cats. I’m not wild about cats, but I knew she’d be pleased. Big mistake!

Susan is constantly doting on her “babies” (as she calls them). Her time is spent brushing them, talking to them, playing with them and photographing them. When we do have a little feline-free time, it’s spent talking about them. I have grown more and more annoyed with these spoiled cats who have 100 percent of her attention.

I have tried expressing my feelings, but she reminds me that I was the one who “adopted” them in the first place. Any suggestions?

Hubby In Purr-gatory

Dear Hubby: You may have been the one who adopted the cats, but your wife has gone overboard. Tell her that unless she reorganizes her priorities and makes some time for her husband, her husband may adopt a “kitten” of his own.



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Response to Ellipsis (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 06:21 PM

12. Dear Abbey, Dear Abbey

well I never thought
that me and my girlfriend
would ever get caught

in the back seat of my car
shootin the breeze,
her hair up in curlers
her pants at her knees

signed,

Just Married



with thanks to John Prine, "Dear Abbey".

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Response to onethatcares (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 06:40 PM

13. Beat me to it!

I love John Prine.

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Response to redwitch (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 07:06 PM

15. off topic

his music and words are available at the John Prine shrine ya know.

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Response to onethatcares (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:39 PM

18. Where is that?

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Response to redwitch (Reply #18)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:09 PM

19. type those words into your search engine. n/t

nada

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Response to onethatcares (Reply #19)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:32 PM

20. Aha!

Just liked the facebook page.

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Response to onethatcares (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 07:38 PM

16. So listen up buster, and listen up good (N\T)

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:11 AM

17. She was a lot more practical than her sister, Ann Landers.

They showed us a movie in high school with sanctimonious Ann Landers giving advice and talking through bad dentures.



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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:36 PM

21. OK - this one is definitely fake

Unless it is not meant to be an actual letter to her.

The "You could move" response was to this similar (but by no means close to identical) letter:

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1876&dat=19810522&id=K4UsAAAAIBAJ&sjid=u80EAAAAIBAJ&pg=5393,4961883

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Response to oberliner (Reply #21)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:11 PM

22. oberliner: Chief of the Dear Abby Police!



I can suggest some hobbies if you need to pass the time.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #22)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:30 PM

23. Huh?

I'm just saying that isn't the actual letter.

The one to which she responded "You could move" is at the link.

Not sure what is funny about that or why the snarky comment.

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