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Dear Abby: Woman becoming nun needs friend’s interest, not concern

Dear Abby: I was best friends with “Joanne” after we met in middle school. She comes from a conservative Christian family and has three successful siblings. This has made her quirky, media-driven pursuits and city life a disappointment to her family. When we were teens and she learned that I was a straight ally for gay rights, she came out to me as a lesbian, but for years only I and a few close friends knew.

Sadewasser — Short

Michelle Short and Nathan Sadewasser were married Aug. 15. The ceremony was officiated by Daniel Kellogg.

Kriete — 60th

Kenny and Betty Kriete of Ephrata celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 29 during a family barbecue hosted by their children.

Simon — 70th

Forrest and Wilma Simon of Gig Harbor recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a private party at their son’s home in Gig Harbor.

Arenas — Kulhánek

Lucas Jan Kulhánek and Gabriel Peter Arenas were married June 6 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Wenatchee by Rev. Nancy Conner, Rev. Dennis Sepper and Rev. Frances Twiggs.

Beebe — 70th

Bill and MaryAnn Beebe will celebrate their 70th anniversary with a reception Sept. 6 at 11:30 a.m. at Wenatchee First Assembly Church, 1520 McKittrick St.

Jones — 60th

Wiley “George” and Pat Jones celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary recently during a family dinner.

Bentley — 50th

Bill and Ginger Bentley will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 5 during an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. at 120B Peters St. in Wenatchee. The family welcomes friends and community members to celebrate with them.

Peterson — Hibbard

Brianna Hibbard and James Peterson were married Aug. 22 in Chehalis.


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Abandoned birds

CHICAGO — The orphan chicken came to Robert Grillo in the usual way.

Dear Abby: Wife’s devices all the company she needs

Dear Abby: My wife and I have been married 22 years, and we had a good marriage until recently. Over the last three years she has become more and more consumed with her phone and tablet. She goes nowhere and does nothing without them.

Dear Abby: Wife longs for romance

Dear Abby: The wedding night I had dreamed about forever was supposed to be the most romantic and amazing of my life with the one person I can’t live without. Instead, it was the most humiliating experience I have ever had. I dressed in a beautiful negligee, and my husband didn’t even take a second look at me. I was so embarrassed, I rolled over and pretended to fall asleep. That was my big night, the one night I’ll never get again.

Dear Abby: Wife won’t share her workday after husband shuts her out

Dear Abby: I have been married for 36 years to a woman who is a pediatric physical therapist. A number of her youngsters are disabled or abused, and their lives can be a struggle. This results in emotional, intense workdays for my wife. She brings these stories home and shares them with me.

Dear Abby: Surgery douses desire, leaving wife in the cold

Dear Abby: Eleven years ago my husband had a prostatectomy, which left him impotent. His sex drive dropped from 100 to zero. I have told him many times I don’t care what he can or can’t do. I have also told him I married him in sickness and health, and if this is the worst thing to happen, we are pretty lucky.

Dear Abby: Man suffers a sense of loss after returning dog he found

Dear Abby: A man I work with found a dog on his way to the office. He picked it up, took it home and was immediately talking about what a good playmate the dog would make. He said he tried to call the local animal shelter, but was put on hold twice, so he gave up.

Dear Abby: Teenage boys need reliable advice about contraception

Dear Abby: In my family alone, three young women have — by their own admission — gotten pregnant on purpose to get their boyfriends to marry and support them. None of these marriages worked out. The horrible relationships were and still are hurtful and damaging, not only to the children, but also to the rest of the family. I’m aware of several other women who have admitted to entrapping their baby daddy by “forgetting to take their pills,” so I know this isn’t just happening in my family.