Dear Abby

Dear Abby by Abigail Van Buren

October 22, 2014

Wrong Number Leads Woman to Think She's Met Mr. Right

DEAR ABBY: I met a guy over the phone when he called my number by mistake. After a brief conversation, not particularly polite on my part, the call ended. Forty-five minutes later he called me back, saying he couldn't stop thinking about me. I thought, "Who is this goofball?" Over time, my phone... continue

October 21, 2014

Verbal 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 neighbor screams at the children in her day care. I worked for 25 years investigating serious complaints, many involving verbal abuse, against day care providers for my state's licensing agency. It is critical... continue

October 20, 2014

Halloween Cowgirl Can Leave Her Pistol at Home

DEAR ABBY: Halloween is around the corner, and my 7-year-old daughter has decided to be a cowgirl. She wants the boots, the hat and the gun. Is it appropriate to let her have a holster and an obviously toy gun to accessorize her costume for trick-or-treating? She would not be taking that part of her costume to... continue

October 19, 2014

Cheap Candy Might Work Magic on Halloween Goblins

DEAR ABBY: I am a retired widow, crippled with rheumatoid arthritis. Every October, I start dreading Halloween, which I consider to be a legal form of extortion. Living on Social Security, I really don't want to waste money for candy. Also, it is difficult for me to get up and down every five minutes to... continue

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