Dear Abby: Adios, See You On The Dark Side

by Raven on January 17, 2013

in History

Dear Abby has died. I remember, as a little kid, reading her columns in the Sunday papers. My Mom would cut each article out and place it in a photo album. That album is in a box of items I have kept that were my Moms…I never read thru ALL the Dear Abby columns and don’t intend to do so now. Her sister was Ann Landers- and yes, my Mom collected her columns as well.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Pauline Friedman Phillips, who as Dear Abby dispensed snappy, sometimes saucy advice on love, marriage and meddling mothers-in-law to millions of newspaper readers around the world and opened the way for the likes of Dr. Ruth, Dr. Phil and Oprah, has died. She was 94.

Bigfoot January 17, 2013 at 11:25 pm

I, too, remember Dear Abby and Ann Landers from my younger days. I think that Abby was really Pauline Esther Friedman and Ann was Esther Pauline Friedman.

Raven January 18, 2013 at 8:57 am

LOL I did go have a look at the photo albums and my Mom collected 5 years worth before, I think, she gave up for lack of space. I just goggled, too, books written for this sole purpose. I’m trying to remember if there was another advice columnist who wrote strictly for teenagers? Or was that Ann? I remember reading columns in the Sunday paper magazine section.

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