Your stars June 27

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Take nothing and no one for granted. If you want something done, do it yourself. Go easy when making changes. Think your plans through to the end before you begin. An old flame will come to mind or try to reconnect. 3...

Slide phone user is irritated by pressure to upgrade

DEAR ABBY: My friends and family constantly ask me when I plan to get a new phone. I have a slide phone. I used to have a flip phone, which also drew the same questions. I am not a phone person. I have a land line at home with answering/messaging in place. I am sick of the...

Lake house vacation tradition changes after mom's passing

DEAR ABBY: Every summer, my husband and I, our two boys and my parents would take several vacations at Mom and Dad's lake home. This is where Dad grew up and where we spent countless vacations as children. It holds much sentimental value to us all. We were lucky enough to have...

Top high school student plans to take on college by herself

DEAR ABBY: My niece, "Amelia," was a straight-A student in high school. She took advanced placement courses from 10th grade through 12th and was in all honors classes. She talked about going into the medical field after she got her college degree. Before starting college she...

Mom is miffed that son gets no one-on-one time with dad

DEAR ABBY: My ex-husband and I have been divorced for five years. I have sole custody of our 6-year-old son, "Charlie." My ex lives five hours away with his current wife and her four children. He makes time to see our son only a few times a year. Anytime he drives down to...

Daughter plays second fiddle to brother with grandchild

DEAR ABBY: My mother has always had a horrible habit of making plans and canceling at the last minute. When I make plans with her, she invariably cancels the day of. Lately she has started making me feel guilty for not coming around more. I lost my license two years ago,...

Mom of four leaves longtime boyfriend to date a teenager

DEAR ABBY: I'm the mom of a 31-year-old daughter who recently broke up with her longtime boyfriend so she can be with a 17-year-old kid. I probably wouldn't be upset if she didn't have sons who are 15, 14, 12 and a daughter, 10, who considered the man she broke up with their...

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