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by Abigail Van Buren

Mother Afraid to Leave Home Wants Better Options for Kids

DEAR ABBY: At a recent social gathering I was taking digital photos and handed my camera to a friend so she could view the last shot.

She then proceeded to scroll backward through a large number of previous shots I had taken, most of them from other events. She even questioned me about one of them.

I think what she did was uncalled-for and intrusive. What do you think? I have since dumped the camera's contents onto a computer and purged them from my camera. -- ROBERT IN PORTLAND, MAINE

DEAR ROBERT: Those must have been some "hot" shots to have elicited such a strong defensive reaction. If you didn't want your friend to see the pictures you had shot previously, you shouldn't have handed her the camera.