“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#1 Nov 14, 2012
DEAR ABBY: I am delighted that you still offer the booklet "How to Write Letters for All Occasions." When I was in my early teens, I ordered this booklet from you. It taught me not only how to write letters, but it gave me confidence to write -- letters and more.

I have continued to write letters throughout my life. My skills, honed at such a young age, helped me in completing the often required writing during college and in my working life. I am called upon to write many letters, reports and memoranda. I am always complimented on my style and form, as well as the speed with which I am able to produce the needed documents. Although I often use email for communication, my writing skills serve me well. I now do some creative writing as well, having built on the skills I attained through your booklet.

Most important of all, it is a wonderful feeling to have stayed connected with friends and family over the years. A letter is an enduring reminder of love and friendship -- one that exists far longer than a phone call. I owe so much to the booklet I ordered from Dear Abby years ago. Thank you!-- KATHERINE IN STOCKTON, CALIF.

DEAR KATHERINE: Thank you for your beautiful letter and for letting me know how helpful my booklet has been for you. Letter-writing and emailing can be difficult for many people who aren't used to organizing their thoughts on paper or while viewing their computer screen.

Some don't know what to say, while others are afraid they'll say the wrong thing. But anyone can write a letter or email by following a few basic rules. My booklet, "How to Write Letters for All Occasions," contains not only the fundamentals, but also examples for almost every occasion. It can be ordered by sending your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds), to Dear Abby (address.) Shipping and handling are included in the price. With the holiday season upon us and people sending greetings and thank-you's through the end of the year, this is the perfect time to send a handwritten letter or a well-written email.

While letter-writing or emailing may always be a chore to some people, there are occasions when the most appropriate, sensitive and elegant means of communicating one's thoughts is by the written word.

DEAR ABBY: Why don't men wear their wedding rings? I can understand if they work in construction or something. But I see men at my medical office wearing suits, and while they wait for their appointments they talk about their wives, with no ring in sight. What gives?-- SINGLE AND WONDERING IN KANSAS

DEAR SINGLE AND WONDERING: What "gives" is that some men are not comfortable wearing jewelry, and their wives don't insist upon it.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#2 Nov 14, 2012
1- Well, if I was a syndicated columnist, I'd probably use my column to promote my books, too. Especially if sales were down.

2- And also, women are more likely to flirt with men wearing wedding rings. Maybe these guys got tired of getting hit on all the time.

Since: Dec 07

DuPage County

#3 Nov 14, 2012
1 This commercial for a dying art brought to you by Abby...

2 I deest wearing any jewelry, and always have. I wore my ring a few times in the last 27 years, and truthfully, EDog is right, women hit on me a lot more often when it was on.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#4 Nov 14, 2012
LW1: Did you have a flucking question? And great job Abby, taking credit and calling it "my book" when you know damn well that it was your mother's book.

LW2: "Why don't men wear their wedding rings?"
Nice generalization. All the married men I know do wear their wedding ring.

The men you are noticing could have the same problem many women have who don't wear their wedding ring either. Ate too much wedding cake, put on the pounds, and their rings can't fit on their fat little fingers any more.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#5 Nov 14, 2012
L1: Ugh.

L2: This really consumes your thoughts, huh?

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#6 Nov 14, 2012
1 Nice letter, full of run on sentences poor punctuation and grammar. I even think a saw a couple of hanging participles. Yup definitely a product of the amby "teach yourself how to be a writer" self help book.

2 Looking to get laid?

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#7 Nov 14, 2012
L1: Letters? "Write"? What's that?

L2: Wait, in a medical setting? They probably have to wash their hands so much, and sometimes don latex gloves, that wearing rings could actually be irritating or at least inconvenient.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#8 Nov 14, 2012
L1: Ugh.

L2: I don't wear my rings religiously, and neither does J. Wasn't aware that it was anybody else's business.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#9 Nov 14, 2012
LW1: I stopped reading after "delightful booklet."

LW2: Why do you care so much?
Sam I Am

Knoxville, TN

#10 Nov 14, 2012
1. Yes. Letters good. Write letters. Letters people feel make happy.

2. Because they are all cheating scumbags who should have their weiners cut off.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

United States

#11 Nov 14, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
LW1: Did you have a flucking question? And great job Abby, taking credit and calling it "my book" when you know damn well that it was your mother's book.
Now that's just low on Abby's part.


“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#12 Nov 14, 2012
L1: Yes, I stopped reading after "booklet", too.

L2: Ugh! Who cares!

Chicago, IL

#13 Nov 14, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
LW1: Did you have a flucking question? And great job Abby, taking credit and calling it "my book" when you know damn well that it was your mother's book.
Excellent point.

And talk about crass advertising...

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