I am a boy in junior high school.
September 7, I'd like to say a word on behalf of writing letters. Years ago, after a fight, our year-old daughter packed her bags and left the house. Five months later, she contacted her sisters.
I wrote her a letter, asking for a lunch date. When we met, we spoke of movies, books and shoes, and I refrained from inquiring into her private, tumultuous life.
A week later I wrote again, asking for another lunch. This one was more relaxed and was followed by more letters and lunches. My wife joined us for our first dinner. By writing, I learned how to think before opening my mouth.
Often, I junked a letter and started a new one. We can control what we write, but not always what we say. Our daughter is now married to a fine man, and we have a loving relationship with her and our 5-year-old granddaughter.
Writing a carefully worded letter can bridge many a chasm.
Of course it helps that your daughter was receptive, but you were smart to keep things light and superficial until she could handle more. I am 67, in very poor health and the holder of a closely guarded family secret that I thought I would take to my grave.
My father and my older sister, "Thelma," had an incestuous relationship starting when Thelma was When she was a sophomore in college, Thelma became pregnant.
She immediately threw herself at a fellow student, "George," who was shy and unpopular. He was bowled over by the attention of this pretty girl, and before he knew what was happening, they were married. George was besotted and easily deceived.
He believed their son, "Rich," was his and continued to believe that until he passed away several years ago. Meanwhile, Thelma and my father continued their relationship unabated until he died. My mother was aware of what was going on but chose to ignore it.
She died angry and bitter. Thelma never told Rich of his parentage. She did, however, discourage any serious relationship with a girl.
At age 31, Rich finally found his soul mate in "Ruth," but didn't marry her because Thelma did everything in her power to keep them apart. Six months ago, Thelma died. Two months later, Rich and Ruth married. Yesterday, Rich phoned to tell me that he and Ruth are expecting.Annie's Mailbox for 9/13/ Life Advice / Annie's Mailbox / Sep 13, Dear Annie: My granddaughter, "Mary," is employed full time, has two daughters, ages 10 and 5, and is pregnant with her third child, even though a divorce has been in .
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Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to [email protected], or write to: Annie’s. Dear Annie: I want to write a letter to all the adult children who enjoy overnight visits to Grandma's house with the kids.
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DEAR ANNIE: About four years ago, you printed a wonderful letter from Norbert Tackman. I put it on my fridge because my husband had died the year before.