Today is the 114th day of 2020 and the 36th day of spring.

Jeanne Phillips

DEAR ABBY: My grandson, his girlfriend and, recently, my son (who had to move in) are living with me. She is the only one working. My grandson has been sitting on his butt the last 2 1/2 years and does minimal work here in my home. All three of these “adults” live here for free. I am 79 and on a fixed income.

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Now I know this article will be no Riding the Pine, (the column my dad writes) but I do hope you have a few laughs.

Teen’s graduation party plans hurt his stepmom’s feelings

DEAR ABBY: I really could use some outside advice. I am a stepmother who raised my husband’s 18-year-old son, “Todd.” We have given him a loving home. Todd’s abusive mother abandoned him at 16, and he has lived with us ever since.

Prospective bride questions when to reschedule wedding

DEAR HARRIETTE: I had to postpone my wedding because of COVID-19. Just a week before it was scheduled, my city stopped issuing marriage licenses. We had people coming from all over the United States and even a few family members from overseas. Now it’s all gone to hell, and we’ve had to cancel. We lost a bit of money from the venue because of the late notice. I get it. They have to survive, too. But now I don’t know what to do. We have no idea when we will be able to get married now. Should I bother setting a new date or just wait until later on in the year to see what happens? I need to tell my guests something. — New Wedding Date

Things like this weren’t supposed to happen in 2020

The late Peter Jennings of "ABC World News Tonight" noted that, whenever news teams cover disasters, reporters often ask questions that sound like this: "How did you get through this terrible experience?" Survivors frequently reply: "I don't know. I just prayed. Without God's help, I don't think I could have made it."

In these trying times people are looking for anything that can be seen as normal. What we found hasn’t been normal in decades – but it is now!

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