Classic Ann Landers from Creators Syndicate https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Thu, 20 Feb 2020 15:32:21 -0800 https://www.creators.com/ http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Classic Ann Landers from Creators Syndicate https://cdn.creators.com/features/classic-ann-landers-thumb.jpg https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers 0f17aa635225beea695f10e5e3b66492 Classic Ann Landers for 02/16/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/02/20/classic-ann-landers-bd3e9 Sun, 16 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: Will you please reprint the poem on alcoholism that I have enclosed? As you can see, my copy has yellowed with age and is difficult to read. It deserves a rerun. &#8212; J.F. in Glendora, Calif.<p>Updated: Sun Feb 16, 2020</p> 8d187cbea9a37d043b4695da8e049f47 Classic Ann Landers for 02/09/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/02/20/classic-ann-landers-96e15 Sun, 09 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Readers: Please bear with me as I revisit a subject that has produced an extraordinary amount of mail. I am amazed that so many readers are passionate about the importance of wearing bicycle helmets. <span class="column--highlighted-text">What follows could save the life of someone very dear to you.</span><p>Updated: Sun Feb 09, 2020</p> e6e05a6ebb71af5055f39a3ede5e9ab9 Classic Ann Landers for 02/02/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/02/20/classic-ann-landers-ee876 Sun, 02 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: I thought you might enjoy these tidbits of cowboy wisdom that I picked up from the internet. &#8212; Dave from Cumberland, Md.<p>Updated: Sun Feb 02, 2020</p> 5da33ba8dd96cc8ce4644bf4c899748d Classic Ann Landers for 01/26/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/01/20/classic-ann-landers-43dd3 Sun, 26 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: When I married "Glenn" eight years ago, I knew his parents were divorced, but I didn't realize they both had been married and divorced four times. <p>Updated: Sun Jan 26, 2020</p> 22c918ae62e215afc21ada5118d6875b Classic Ann Landers for 01/19/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/01/20/classic-ann-landers-88fcd Sun, 19 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: Not long ago, I read several letters in your column about the danger of fires caused by lint buildup in clothes-dryer vent pipes. Since my wife religiously cleans the lint filter every time she uses the clothes dryer, I never considered that we would have a problem. After reading those columns, I tried to assure myself that everything was OK, but I was still uncomfortable and decided to disconnect the dryer and check it out, just to be safe.<p>Updated: Sun Jan 19, 2020</p> 5f702c7913eaf1117519b521ea5d1c77 Classic Ann Landers for 01/12/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/01/20/classic-ann-landers-de605 Sun, 12 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: Please warn your readers about the dangers of using satin sheets. I had them on my bed for years and never gave them a moment's thought.<p>Updated: Sun Jan 12, 2020</p> a29f2dc87cc89f7f3bb3deb1994ceae8 Classic Ann Landers for 01/05/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/01/20/classic-ann-landers-f0d39 Sun, 05 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: I am engaged to a wonderful man I have known for four years. "Dudley" and I plan to be married next summer. He is a kind soul and a perfect gentleman.<p>Updated: Sun Jan 05, 2020</p> e480c9bf678d3b4675e0a01a0bb24bbb Classic Ann Landers for 12/29/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/12/19/classic-ann-landers-2bd70 Sun, 29 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: With help from various family members, I created the following credo for drivers:<p>Updated: Sun Dec 29, 2019</p> 301a0eb0fc56b0da26cba1a4929af978 Classic Ann Landers for 12/22/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/12/19/classic-ann-landers-92546 Sun, 22 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: I am a new bride. My husband's family treats "Eddie," my husband, very unfairly. They are also cold to my 2-year-old son and me. I know they are not cold people, because they are very affectionate toward Eddie's sisters and brothers and their children.<p>Updated: Sun Dec 22, 2019</p> 8dcc10a36191ec40d589e2077d0f2e79 Classic Ann Landers for 12/15/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/12/19/classic-ann-landers-b9e77 Sun, 15 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: I just read a story in The Macomb Daily, a paper here in Michigan, about a 72-year-old resident of Pittsburgh. This man owns a salon and barbershop supply business, which he bought in 1983. He recently received a notice saying he owes a property tax bill of $1,151 that goes back to 1911, before this man was even born. It seems the debt had gone undetected, even though the property had changed hands several times. <p>Updated: Sun Dec 15, 2019</p> 2ff4e6e69447e7c10075859092578dfd Classic Ann Landers for 12/08/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/12/19/classic-ann-landers-2de4f Sun, 08 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: Two years ago, I met a wonderful man, and we have been dating ever since. When "Bob" bought a home last May, he asked me to move in with him. I knew his mother would be moving in, too, but I thought it would be temporary.</p> <p>Well, it's been eight months, and she is still here. I cook, clean and do laundry, but she does everything over again, saying I didn't do a good job. She has peculiar eating habits, which makes it difficult for me to prepare a tasty meal that everyone can enjoy. When I try to cook something she can eat, she claims my cooking "doesn't taste right" and adds other ingredients or dilutes it with water. She also tells me I shouldn't use a mop on the floor because "it's not clean unless you get down on your hands and knees and scrub." <p>Updated: Sun Dec 08, 2019</p> b5b0a0ae1b8ab4bab4ae9a5a59c71451 Classic Ann Landers for 12/01/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/11/19/classic-ann-landers-dc263 Sun, 01 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: You recently published a letter from a reader who was angry that four different physicians didn't tell her she could lower her blood pressure if she lost some weight. The woman wanted to know why her doctors failed to mention this to her. I am a physician who has been in practice for several years, and I would like to respond to her question.</p> <p>Long ago, I learned that if a physician wants to drive a patient out of his (or her) office permanently, there are two magic sentences that will do it. One is: "I think you should see a psychiatrist." The other is: "You need to lose some weight." I have a file in my office with notes from fat former patients (and their fat relatives) cussing me out royally because I had the unmitigated gall to broach the subject of dropping some pounds.<p>Updated: Sun Dec 01, 2019</p> ba601820a3db3e928bd267b2f99afbd0 Classic Ann Landers for 11/24/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/11/19/classic-ann-landers-d26b0 Sun, 24 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: In your response to the woman who couldn't understand why her husband never called her by her first name, you quoted Dr. Will Menninger, who said, "The sweetest sound in any language is the sound of your own name." Actually, it was Dale Carnegie who said that. You added that your former husband, an accomplished salesman, found that using the customer's first name was a good sales ploy. Please be aware, Ann, this practice is not acceptable worldwide.<p>Updated: Sun Nov 24, 2019</p> 4ed7f55547edb99d9b3bd31787aa4e59 Classic Ann Landers for 11/17/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/11/19/classic-ann-landers-4695d Sun, 17 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: I just got a phone call from my son. He said, "I've been arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute." I knew he had used marijuana on occasion, but I'm sure he never tried to sell it. A lawyer told me if someone is caught with marijuana, chances are, the police will add "intent to distribute" even in the absence of supporting evidence. The accusation of intent changes the crime from a misdemeanor to a felony.<p>Updated: Sun Nov 17, 2019</p> f848002538a24a38f71f16ef8bbce6b7 Classic Ann Landers for 11/10/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/11/19/classic-ann-landers-c34ec Sun, 10 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: After reading the letter from "Dog Lover in N.Y.," I had to write. "Dog Lover" was amazed that her friends had shelled out $750 to put their dogs in doggie camps. You responded with a quote from your grandmother, "Dogs should be with dogs, and people should be with people." Thankfully, the thousands who work with and benefit from pet-assisted therapy don't share your grandmother's views.<p>Updated: Sun Nov 10, 2019</p> 0e64f201253a05303e6644d01effa742 Classic Ann Landers for 11/03/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/11/19/classic-ann-landers-6dd80 Sun, 03 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: I recently came across this newspaper clipping from The Ledger in Lakeland, Florida, which I had saved from a few years back. I kept it to show to friends because I thought it was hilarious. I'm hoping you will agree and print it as one of your "unusual lawsuit" letters. The story originally appeared in La Stampa and La Repubblica newspapers in Italy, but you don't have to be Italian to appreciate it. &#8212; Snowbird from Ithaca, New York. <p>Updated: Sun Nov 03, 2019</p> fdde7b2e6217c99c5eb9d79d22b694b9 Classic Ann Landers for 10/27/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/10/19/classic-ann-landers-7178f Sun, 27 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: My son's father has taken a permanent leave of absence from our lives. "Arthur" and I divorced when my son was 6. He is now 11.<p>Updated: Sun Oct 27, 2019</p> 53ba8e4ee0b80d64ca0ab1035d59be29 Classic Ann Landers for 10/20/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/10/19/classic-ann-landers-92106 Sun, 20 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: Ten years ago, I was diagnosed with kidney disease. My mother told me at the time that both my sister and my brother wanted to donate a kidney so that I might live. As the months of dialysis wore on, I decided to accept their generous offer. When I expressed my gratitude, they both told me they had no idea where I had gotten such an idea. It was then obvious that my mother had invented the story. <span class="column--highlighted-text">My sister subsequently wrote me a letter saying my life was not that important to her. I had always been close to my sister. That letter destroyed the love I felt for her. </span>I then cut off all communication. Two years later, I had a kidney transplant thanks to an anonymous donor.<p>Updated: Sun Oct 20, 2019</p> 7f0ea280c3acc8d1d88ca8020f66ac31 Classic Ann Landers for 10/13/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/10/19/classic-ann-landers-08753 Sun, 13 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: I am 19 and a single mother of a 1-year-old girl, "Amanda." I attend college part time and am working to provide my daughter with the best life possible.<p>Updated: Sun Oct 13, 2019</p> 37114ed73de5e25f3be70592a1c640e1 Classic Ann Landers for 10/06/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/10/19/classic-ann-landers-a4254 Sun, 06 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: <span class="column--highlighted-text">Too many parents have no idea what goes on all day in school, and yet, this is a large part of their child's life. </span>I have heard endless complaints about teachers, homework and administrative problems from parents who will not take the time to get involved and find out how they can help. I have a child in grade school, and I would like to offer these suggestions to parents who want to help their children do well in school:<p>Updated: Sun Oct 06, 2019</p>