Dear Abby

Dear Abby by Abigail Van Buren

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

October 18, 2014

Woman Objects to Accusation That She's a 'Status Digger'

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 with him is he thinks I'm a "status digger." (It's similar to a gold digger, but he means I care only about someone's standing in the community.)... continue

October 17, 2014

Living Together May End Long-Distance Engagement

DEAR ABBY: My fiance, "Derrick," and I have been engaged for almost a year. The whole time we've been together he has been overseas. While he has many of the characteristics I look for in a man, he isn't as down-to-earth as I'd like him to be. He's now back in the U.S. for good, and we... continue

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