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by Abigail Van Buren

Sister Douses Fourth of July Fun by Refusing to Celebrate

DEAR ABBY: My older sister was born on July 4. She's now in her 60s and refuses to celebrate the holiday. She also doesn't want the immediate family to celebrate it either. We have tried to be supportive in years past, but we miss having our Fourth of July holiday. What do you suggest? -- WANTS TO CELEBRATE

DEAR WANTS TO CELEBRATE: I suggest that before July 4, you declare your independence by asking your older sister what other day she would like to celebrate her birthday. Then celebrate the Fourth of July as you would like -- without her.

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