Dear Abby: My fiance, “Rick,” and I have been together for years and recently got engaged. We are over the moon about it, and genuinely in love. However, this exciting time in our lives has been met with some difficulties.
Dear Abby: Some people believe sex with friends can turn a friendship into chaos. I don’t believe it because I can remain a friend and still be there intimately. I have a friend I feel would be a good match because we are both very sexual and filthy-minded. We continuously tease about it. I know it’s only a joke, but I believe he’s the type of person who would feel the friendship would be lost if we were intimate — or worse, if we aren’t compatible in bed.
Judah “Judahsaurus” Graham, 6, and his sister Olivia, 11, dance to draw customers to their lemonade stand during their parents’ yard sale. Judah’s dino duds were inspired by a viral video of a gymnast in a dinosaur costume. After watching the clip, the boy saved for his own costume to spread laughter. Judah and Olivia’s parents are Jeff and Tiffanney Graham of Wenatchee. (Provided photo/Jeff Graham)
The family of Virginia Snyder gathered recently for her 80th birthday and posed for a five-generation photo. From left to right are great-great-grandma Virginia Snyder of Rock Island; grandma Amanda Thrush of Yakima; mom Renae Snyder York of Yakima holding son, Jaysen York; and great-grandpa Jack Snyder of Waterville. (Photo provided)
Dear Abby: My younger sister lives at home with our parents. She suffers from a learning disability as well as some serious mental health issues that are under control. She is a bright, sweet person who — with some help — could become semi-independent. However, my parents have made no serious attempts to encourage this.
Some wearable activity trackers can keep a fairly accurate count of steps for older people with ambulatory issues who use canes or walkers, but a few underestimate steps by a large margin, a recent study suggests.