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 Fri, 25 Jun 2021 02:25:03 -0700 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 a30d8222957d803adea6213ab139facd Classic Ann Landers for 06/20/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/06/21/classic-ann-landers-431fc Sun, 20 Jun 2021 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 live in a nice suburb and have two well-adjusted children, a 6-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl. The problem is the 12-year-old boy who lives three doors away. He really is strange. I rarely see him with children his own age. He often plays with kids who are much younger than he is, including my own.<p>Updated: Sun Jun 20, 2021</p> b087c8ff4cf9e295282f4132928de869 Classic Ann Landers for 06/13/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/06/21/classic-ann-landers-3aee3 Sun, 13 Jun 2021 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: Two weeks ago, when I came home from the supermarket, I found a note from my husband saying there was too much pressure in his life and he needed to get away.<span class="column--highlighted-text"> I immediately checked our bedroom and found that all his clothes were gone.</span><p>Updated: Sun Jun 13, 2021</p> 01714c4f75bfb61a5c8522b29dd799d0 Classic Ann Landers for 06/06/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/06/21/classic-ann-landers-184af Sun, 06 Jun 2021 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: A few months ago, when I was recovering from surgery and in bed suffering post-operative pain, my sister, "Ellen," came by to see me. My husband, "Dan," who is a physician, happened to enter the room and saw Ellen take prescription drugs out of the box beside my bed and slip them into her pocket. Ellen looked up and realized he had seen her, even though I didn't notice a thing.<p>Updated: Sun Jun 06, 2021</p> bc7c7415efbdb8d5f2282ce875584814 Classic Ann Landers for 05/30/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/05/21/classic-ann-landers-fbbc8 Sun, 30 May 2021 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: Recently, a reader sent in a "sure cure" for a headache. He said it worked every time. It went something like this: Take a banana, and peel it. Tape half of the banana peel to your forehead with adhesive and the rest to the back of your head. He said the headache should be gone in 20 minutes.<p>Updated: Sun May 30, 2021</p> 47b4fee3cfa191be8c0765ebe4aa9d02 Classic Ann Landers for 05/23/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/05/21/classic-ann-landers-8500c Sun, 23 May 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <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: Too many people think it's OK to leave a child unattended in an automobile while they go into a gas station or post office for "just a minute." Whenever I am tempted to do this, I remember the day I brought my first-born child home from the hospital. My mother said, "Don't ever leave your child in your car anywhere you wouldn't leave $1 million cash on the seat."</p> <p>If you run this in your column, Ann, please use my name. It would be a wonderful tribute to my very wise mother, who passed away two years ago this Christmas. &#8212; Vicki Villegas Westfall, Valley Springs, Calif.<p>Updated: Sun May 23, 2021</p> 390582b87613454f4fdeea41f5e9ad67 Classic Ann Landers for 05/16/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/05/21/classic-ann-landers-b1f69 Sun, 16 May 2021 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 just read the letter from "Pat in Avon, Ind.," about the caged dog next door. My neighbor's dog is tied on a short leash, day and night, to a shack in the corner of their backyard. He barks incessantly, and it really gets to me. That poor creature is ignored, except when the owners hit him for no reason. Like Pat in Avon, I approached my neighbors about this cruel and inhumane treatment and was told to shut up and mind my own business.<p>Updated: Sun May 16, 2021</p> 1a5247dcffe24478f7c9c2f8a292a083 Classic Ann Landers for 05/09/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/05/21/classic-ann-landers-d1c21 Sun, 09 May 2021 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 have had this essay for years and thought you might print it so your readers could enjoy it. &#8212; Westminster, Md.<p>Updated: Sun May 09, 2021</p> 91cf3f7f2730a05e0c63bd02db6361c2 Classic Ann Landers for 05/02/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/05/21/classic-ann-landers-cf893 Sun, 02 May 2021 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 must respond to the letter from "Sad Sister in N.C.," whose schizophrenic brother refused to take his medication. My heart goes out to her. In your response, you said those who refuse to take medication might have to be forced to have their condition monitored by a doctor.<p>Updated: Sun May 02, 2021</p> d8531dc3272e30377aef3497f47dc0b7 Classic Ann Landers for 04/25/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/04/21/classic-ann-landers-eee88 Sun, 25 Apr 2021 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 a 26-year-old woman with a problem. When I was in high school, I cheated on my steady boyfriend with an older man. I discovered I was pregnant and was sure the older man was the father of the baby. Last December, after eight years of paying child support, the man requested a DNA test to determine paternity. I was stunned when it turned out that my daughter isn't his after all. <p>Updated: Sun Apr 25, 2021</p> 74be5f6c58f30e09ce7a4992446b5622 Classic Ann Landers for 04/18/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/04/21/classic-ann-landers-362ba Sun, 18 Apr 2021 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: A woman in our office ("Miss Z") has a TV on her desk that she turns on the minute she comes in. It stays on until she goes home.<p>Updated: Sun Apr 18, 2021</p> 46ac89b887eeb4bb497eebb6cfed59a5 Classic Ann Landers for 04/11/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/04/21/classic-ann-landers-ec7c9 Sun, 11 Apr 2021 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 want to respond to your column on cross-dressing. My dear husband of many years passed away suddenly. We had a good marriage, and I loved him with all my heart. After he died, I cleaned out his workshop, which was piled to the ceiling with projects he hadn't finished and stuff he had accumulated over the years. I seldom went in there unless I needed a hammer or screwdriver.<p>Updated: Sun Apr 11, 2021</p> 3756afd1f9dcf0133231f42e6730a85e Classic Ann Landers for 04/04/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/04/21/classic-ann-landers-df16e Sun, 04 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <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 stepson, "Roy," was recently sentenced to 15 years in prison for selling drugs. He has been in and out of trouble for his entire life, and I cannot say one good word about him. The last time Roy was out of jail, he got a young girl pregnant, and she had a baby boy. When the federal agents raided their home, the baby was given to Roy's mother and stepfather to raise. That child is now 4 years old. </p> <p>Here's the problem: Roy's mother has been taking the boy to see his father in prison. Now, Roy wants my husband to bring the child with him when he visits, and my husband has agreed. <p>Updated: Sun Apr 04, 2021</p> cd29f63008eefa17300d4839f64cd7b6 Classic Ann Landers for 03/28/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/03/21/classic-ann-landers-a6c74 Sun, 28 Mar 2021 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 boyfriend and I have a beautiful 9-month-old baby. We live together and adore this child. Here's the problem.<p>Updated: Sun Mar 28, 2021</p> 9d5a34a337a679932827f0e02ffb3d6e Classic Ann Landers for 03/21/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/03/21/classic-ann-landers-83775 Sun, 21 Mar 2021 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: A few years ago, you printed warning signals to determine if a mate is a batterer. I want to say thank you. You saved my sanity, possibly my life, and gave me the strength to leave my abusive husband and regain my self-esteem. Please print those warning signals again. With luck, they may save someone else. &#8212; Grateful in Fort Wayne, Indiana<p>Updated: Sun Mar 21, 2021</p> 0acc80e6a6cf21dfa9b37892aafecd02 Classic Ann Landers for 03/14/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/03/21/classic-ann-landers-f7e66 Sun, 14 Mar 2021 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: My husband and I divorced last summer. We have a 9-year-old son and a 6-year-old daughter. I bought a house a few miles from my ex-husband, and the children and I have been living there for the last five months.<p>Updated: Sun Mar 14, 2021</p> 300119710a589148439b5a0b4279200d Classic Ann Landers for 03/07/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/03/21/classic-ann-landers-6d7ed Sun, 07 Mar 2021 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: Two years ago, I was a married woman who became involved with a married man at work. At first, it was just flirting, but before long, we knew we were in love. It was exciting and wonderful. We finally decided to divorce our spouses and get married.<p>Updated: Sun Mar 07, 2021</p> 21ce71a4f6715651f615df3deb5102d3 Classic Ann Landers for 02/28/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/02/21/classic-ann-landers-1cfd2 Sun, 28 Feb 2021 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: Most of the world works by day and sleeps by night. But many people do their jobs while everyone else sleeps &#8212; police officers, nurses, firefighters, waitresses, truck drivers, telephone operators, cab drivers, janitors, security guards and night-shift workers. I am a woman who manages a very busy bar, which means I work late hours six nights a week.<p>Updated: Sun Feb 28, 2021</p> 67df0557cbb29eb90cd9d31eb3ac9cab Classic Ann Landers for 02/21/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/02/21/classic-ann-landers-5d253 Sun, 21 Feb 2021 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 concerned about the advice you gave "Befuddled," the teenager who was afraid her girlfriend, "Lottie," might be a lesbian because she slept in the nude when they shared a bed. You told her to continue the friendship but not to accept any more invitations to sleep over. Your response left me with a sinking feeling. When friends are uneasy about something like this, it is not OK to ignore it. Also, a friendship that is not based on trust can be hollow at best. <p>Updated: Sun Feb 21, 2021</p> ca8a61d228b3bef3d76d06d9f8b73ba4 Classic Ann Landers for 02/14/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/02/21/classic-ann-landers-46a87 Sun, 14 Feb 2021 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: Last New Year's Eve, my 15-year-old daughter had a party for her friends, under my supervision, of course. At midnight, while I was busy passing out soft drinks and food, <span class="column--highlighted-text">I turned around to see "John," my 40-year-old boyfriend, kissing one of my daughter's 16-year-old friends.</span> This was no ordinary peck on the cheek. The kiss was on the lips, and John's hands were planted firmly on her behind. The girl's arms were wrapped around his neck.<p>Updated: Sun Feb 14, 2021</p> e561e315f824ee57a0e3d38a8487ffae Classic Ann Landers for 02/07/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/02/21/classic-ann-landers-106d8 Sun, 07 Feb 2021 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: Our 16-year-old son recently admitted that he is having sex with his girlfriend, "Evie." It's not as if we have never discussed sex. We have had long talks with him about it and discouraged premarital intimacy. He seemed to understand the dangers, but apparently, that didn't stop him. <p>Updated: Sun Feb 07, 2021</p>