Dear Abby is Gone

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Registered: 06-24-2010
Dear Abby is Gone
Thu, 01-17-2013 - 2:48pm

I just saw in the news that Dear Abby passed away yesterday!  She was 94 and was dealing with Altzheimer's.  Her real name was Pauline Friedman Phillips.  Our local paper used to carry her sister's column (Ann Landers), but I've read a lot of Abby's advice too.  I know there's a lot of advice columns out there now, but none of them are like Abby or Ann.

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Registered: 07-24-2011
Thu, 01-17-2013 - 2:56pm

Oh no! She lived a very long time though. I remember reading her column when I was young, it made me feel like an adult reading the paper and learning all these adult ways to handle things! Thoughts are with her family now.

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Registered: 03-22-2007
Thu, 01-17-2013 - 4:21pm
I loved both of their columns, so sad they are gone (I think?, didn't Ann Landers die awhile back?). Dear Abby was a daily staple when I was growing up, loved to read the advice she'd have for people.


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