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by Abigail Van Buren

Girl Fears Parents' Reaction to News of Her Pregnancy

DEAR ABBY: The letter from "Safety Conscious in Northern California," who observed a young child left alone in a car and told another mother instead of calling the police, reminded me of how a friend of mine handled a similar situation.

While driving to work, she saw a child of kindergarten age sitting alone at a bus stop. This went on for several days and she couldn't get him out of her mind, so she decided to take action.

One morning, she stopped her car at the bus stop and asked the boy to give his parents a note. The note said, "I am not a pervert, but I got close enough to your little boy to give him this note. Next time, you might not be so lucky!"

The next morning, and every morning thereafter, that child's mother was waiting with him at the bus stop. -- LOVING KIDS IN OKLAHOMA

DEAR LOVING KIDS: Your friend is an excellent communicator. She sent a message the boy's mother will never forget.