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by Abigail Van Buren

Daughter Abruptly Abandons All Interaction With Family

DEAR ABBY: I have a question that affects just about every household in America sooner or later. What do you do to dispose of unwanted family photographs?

I have albums filled with pictures of parents, siblings, aunts and uncles. I can understand saving a few -- but when you are at the "end of the line," so to speak, and there is no one to pass them along to, what's an appropriate method for disposal? -- DOWNSIZING IN SOUTH JERSEY

DEAR DOWNSIZING: I'm glad you asked. Offer them to your county or state historical society. Those pictures of your relatives could provide interesting snapshots of the time in which they were taken. Your local library might also want them.