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Memorial Day is not about war; it’s about PEOPLE.
Could you please reprint a letter you ran a few years ago about the dangers of purchasing a pet rabbit for children at Easter? As a rabbit owner for eight years, I’m all too familiar with the misconceptions and ridiculous theories associated with these delightful creatures. Every point in that letter rang true to me, and I beg anyone considering giving a child a rabbit to reconsider. When I bought my bunny, it was near Easter time. Most pet stores didn’t offer them, and I was told it was because of the large number of rabbits found dead or abandoned on the streets because the selfish, inhumane people who bought them for the holiday disposed of them the next day. These dear little animals deserve owners who will love and respect them. Please don’t waste their lives.
OLYMPIA — Friday’s winning numbers in the Washington state Daily Lottery Game:121 Daily Keno numbers:
Dear Abby: My husband gave a friend of his — I’ll call him “Fred” — a place to stay and nursed him back to health after Fred was critically injured while driving an ATV. Fred was drunk at the time. That was six years ago, and Fred is still here.
Bellemont, Ariz. Tornadoes tear across north Arizona
EAST WENATCHEE — Firefighters expected to contain a large brush fire on Badger Mountain by the middle of this afternoon. The fire never threatened any structures and burned only grassland, said Doug Miller, fire marshal for Douglas County Fire District 2. He did not have an estimate of acreage burned.
Dear Abby: Regarding your answer to “Yoo-Hoo, I’m Over Here!” who was bothered by her husband’s constant leering at women, you’ve got to be kidding. Men have been looking at young women since the beginning of time. My husband and his friends hold “office hours” every morning at our neighborhood coffeehouse. I’ve told him as long as he “touches” only with his eyes, there won’t be a problem. My husband and his pals are not “creepy old men.” They are community leaders — doing what they can to make the world a better place, while enjoying the scenery. There must be something terribly wrong with “Yoo-Hoo’s” marriage if she’s contemplating divorce because of this.
Dear Abby: I walked into my dorm room and heard my roommate having sex in the bathroom. I promptly called my girlfriend to ask if she wanted to meet me, and heard my girlfriend’s ring tone coming from our bathroom! I left the room and stayed at a friend’s for the night. What do I do now? Betrayed In Toronto
Husband hounds wife for her ‘family history’
My husband, “Bud,” and I have been married more than 50 years. It has been a great half-century. We have good jobs and a fantastic family. A problem has arisen recently that I need advice about. When I met Bud, I wasn’t a virgin. I wasn’t promiscuous, but I did end several dates with a “grand finale.” Bud knew about it and was OK with it then, and he’s still OK with it now. But he keeps asking me to describe those dates down to the most intimate detail. He says they are part of our “family history.” What do you think about this?
Dear Abby: I am a 30-year-old woman who has recently discovered my biological family. I have a wonderful half-brother and several other amazing people I can now call family. The issue I’m struggling with is my profound attraction to my half-brother. I know it’s morally wrong, and I may be confusing the newfound relationship with him. Your perspective would be very much appreciated.