Absence from guest list hurts old friend of groom’s mother

DEAR ABBY: I have had a friend, “Kimberly,” for 52 years, ever since first grade. We went all through school together. Teachers described her as a “social butterfly.” My dad described her as a “phony.” She’s an extrovert with a nice personality and many friends.

Sister’s sedentary lifestyle worries sibling

DEAR HARRIETTE: I went to visit my sister, who is single and retired. We talk on the phone a lot, but we haven’t spent time together for a couple of years. I was surprised to see how sedentary her life has become. Basically she sits around and watches TV all day.


This week Clinton Economic Development Authority Director Roland Mower announced that Domino’s Pizza is coming here. The new pizza restaurant will be located at the 66 Curve.

Back to school, sports, learning to play violin

My Christmas break was fun. I went to my Pappy and Mammy’s house for Christmas. We opened presents, ate snacks, and played football outside.

After Christmas I went to Atlanta, Georgia, with my dad and brother.

Ashes have waited 30 years to be scattered over Hawaii

DEAR ABBY: Thirty years ago, a friend of my husband’s roommate passed away of AIDS and was cremated. His family had ostracized him. I have no idea who they are or where they are. The roommate left and later died, also from AIDS.

Short woman tired of high-heel pain

DEAR HARRIETTE: I like to wear high-heeled shoes, mainly because I am pretty short. If I wear heels, I feel like I am at least getting up to near where other girls are. I like that aspect, but sometimes my feet hurt like crazy.

Many previously taboo subjects — like menopause — are more openly talked about today. But instead of discussing the real experience of menopause, it’s often used as a punchline — like jokes about hot flashes.

(BPT) — Wondering what to cook for an upcoming family gathering? A beautiful beef roast is a feast for the eyes and the stomach, sure to impress guests of all ages. With a few expert tips and tricks, you’ll be sure to serve a perfectly cooked roast packed full of flavor.