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by Abigail Van Buren

Man of Letters Feels Lost in 'Modern' Communication

DEAR ABBY: In response to the letter you had some time ago about sleeping in the nude:

In the late '40s, I worked for Dr. Karl Menninger at the well-known clinic in Topeka, Kan.

He always recommended sleeping in an extra-large gown or nothing. His theory was that tight nightwear (pajamas included) tends to nudge one's nerves, making for a restless night.

My husband always said, "Nightgowns should be on the floor near the bed in case of fire." We have been married for 46 years. -- MRS. ROSE SPICER, REELSVILLE, IND.