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by Abigail Van Buren

Prescription for Happy Father's Day: Get Annual Physical Exam

DEAR ABBY: This morning while I was waiting for some repair work to be done on my car, I read with interest the letters in your column about the symbolism of finding one or more pennies.

When the repairs were finished, I went out to my car, opened the car door, and guess what was sitting in the middle of my driver's seat? A bright, shiny 2001 penny! I wonder if my father (who has been deceased for 12 years) was sending me a message. -- DAVE BROWN, BIRMINGHAM, ALA.

DEAR DAVE: I don't know what your mechanic charges, but your dad may have thought you needed the money.