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  • Bride’s friend hesitates to stand up at wedding

    Dear Abby,My best friend is getting married. She left me a message asking me to be a bridesmaid. Of ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 10:32 pm
  • Good time to change smoke alarm batteries

    Dear Abby,Smoke alarms are one of the greatest fire safety success stories of our time. Since they w ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 6:23 pm
  • Bad news dampens delight over best friend's generosity

    Dear Abby,My husband’s best friend gave us a very generous gift for our toddler. However, it arrived ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • Haunted-house decor causes fright for kids

    Dear Abby,We have a neighbor who “decorates” his yard for Halloween in the worst way imaginable. Eve ...
    Oct. 26, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • Occasional hookups keep old flame alive

    Dear Abby: I have known “Justin” for 10 years. I’m very interested in him. I’m sure he knows it, but we have never talked about it. Once in a blue moo ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Pesky peacocks are featured in invitation to dinner party

    Dear Abby: A former colleague recently moved nearby and sent us an invitation to dinner at her new residence. She lives in an area that’s populated by ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 3:12 pm
  • Wrong number could lead to Mr. Right

    Dear Abby,I met a guy over the phone when he called my number by mistake. After a brief conversation ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • Abuse at day care cries out for intervention

    Dear Abby,I would like to weigh in on your response to “Day Care Drama in Indiana” (Sept. 1), whose ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Halloween cowgirl can leave pistol at home

    Dear Abby,Halloween is around the corner, and my 7-year-old daughter has decided to be a cowgirl. Sh ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 8:55 pm
  • Woman objects to getting ‘status digger’ label

    Dear Abby: I have been seeing “Tony” for a few weeks. He is kind, caring, and will make a great boyfriend, husband, and father someday. My problem wit ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am

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