DEAR HELAINE AND JOE: We found this lamp buried in an attic closet and are guessing it once belonged to my wife’s grandmother. Can you tell us who made it, when it was made and the value? It stands about 2 feet high, is extremely heavy and on the bottom it is marked “Made in France.”
DEAR DOCS: My 16-year old niece seems withdrawn lately and might be depressed. She’s always been pretty outgoing, but I wonder if she’s under too much pressure at school. She and I get along well, so it’s something I can talk to her about. Should I?
DEAR ABBY: Several years ago, I was diagnosed with a rare illness called Wegener’s granulomatosis. Because of the way this illness has affected me, I have a hoarse, raspy voice and probably will the rest of my life.
U.S. Air Force Airmen Ryan E. Gentes, Rylee A. Ledoux and Matthew S. Williams and Air Force National Guard Airmen Nolan M. Guillemette and Paul L. Toscano all graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
DEAR ABBY: For several years, my husband and I were good friends with “Pam” and “David.” About a year ago, we moved to a new house just a few blocks from theirs. They decided they liked some of the features of our new home and immediately started remodeling theirs to resemble ours.
Austin Spivey, a 24-year-old woman in Washington, D.C., has been looking for a relationship for years. She’s been on several dating apps — OkCupid, Coffee Meets Bagel, Hinge, Tinder, Bumble. She’s on a volleyball team, where she has a chance to meet people with similar interests in a casual …
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Dear Readers: Does your dog or cat drink tap water? This could possibly lead to medical problems for the animal. Tap water can contain high amounts of calcium and magnesium, which can contribute to crystals forming in the urine, urinary tract infections and incontinence, among other issues.
DEAR ABBY: My sister “Blanche” and her husband moved to the small town where my husband and I settled 23 years ago. Blanche is 11 years older than I am. My husband and I like our space, but we do spend time with them. They are retired, but we are still working.
DEAR DOCS: My husband escaped a house fire a couple of years ago. Everything turned out OK, as far as physical health and insurance went, but now, he sees a potential catastrophe around every turn. What can be done to get him back to his old self?
DEAR HELOISE: My husband wants to rent an RV this year and have all of us go on a vacation to Alaska. I’m worried. This will mean tight quarters with our two boys, ages 12 and 14. Is there any way to do this without going crazy?
DEAR ABBY: I dwell in a small, Southern and, I thought, safe hometown. I’m currently unemployed and therefore unable to afford a place of my own. I live with my parents. I have job-searched for months now for something within walking distance. I pay for food with food stamps. But I can’t yet…
DEAR ABBY: I am writing about your Keepers booklet, the collection of your most popular essays, poems and letters. I would like to purchase a copy, but first, I have a question. Is there a particular favorite of yours in there?
Recently, a group of paleontologists were surprised to discover that an ancient Egyptian mummy stored in Jerusalem’s Israel Museum suffered from osteoporosis. They scanned the 2,200-year-old skeleton of Iret Khor-Ero and found signs that this member of the upper class lived a sedentary life …