Dear Anna (October 2000) 12

Dear Anna,

My son’s girlfriend is a sweet, polite young lady. She helps him with his homework.

She appreciates his small tokens of affection.

And I can tell my son is really happy with her.

She seems perfect, but there is one thing that bothers me.

Whenever she comes over, she finds something in my house to clean. It makes me feel uncomfortable, like she doesn’t approve of how I keep my house. I haven’t said anything because I don’t want to alienate my son. What should I do?

“Married to a Bachelor”
Sunset Valley

Dear “Married”,

If having your son’s girlfriend clean your house bothers you that much, there’s only one thing to do…SEND HER TO MY HOUSE!

I don’t think she means you any ill will. In fact, she seems to be enamored of your son and wants to impress you with her domestic skills. It also sounds like she spends a lot of time at your house, so you should be flattered that your son and his girlfriend enjoy hanging out with the “old folks.” Unless you think she may have an obsessive-compulsive disorder, I say let her clean to her heart’s content. Put your feet up, go shopping, get a massage, and enjoy yourself! Save your worrying for real problems.

Best Wishes, Anna

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Dear Anna (September 2000) Reply


Dear Anna,

I recently asked my 34-year-old son to move out, and I feel horrible. He and my husband (his dad) were constantly fighting, and I needed some peace. Did I do the right thing?

Bessie Clavell
Sunset Valley

Dear Bessie,

The right thing would have been to push that baby bird out of the nest ten years ago. At 34, your son should be more than capable of taking care of himself. To continue to allow him to mooch off you and your husband would do him and yourselves a disservice. Sonny boy needs to get a j-o-b ASAP if he doesn’t have one already, and he better learn how to do the laundry and cook mac and cheese. It is perfectly reasonable for you to have him over once a week for Sunday dinner, but other than that it’s time for him to sink or swim.

Best Wishes, Anna

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July 2000 Letters to the Editor Reply

Resignation my foot! Vita Alto scurried away from City Hall like the rat she is because she knew she would be impeached otherwise. I’m not sad to see her go. It’s time for someone with fresh, relevant ideas to guide our town. I hope you will stand with me in supporting Tori Kimura for Local Representative!

Madison VanWatson
Sunset Valley

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I was shocked and saddened at the resignation of Vita Alto. Vita has been my mentor for many years. I would caution anyone who wants to hurl insults at Vita. Though her records may have been subpoenaed, no charges have been pressed against her. In this land, everyone is still presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Jennifer Martinez
Sunset Valley

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I applaud Nick Alto for his relentless dedication to his wife. I hope the men of Sunset Valley will follow his shining example.

Molly French
Sunset Valley

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I was disappointed that this newspaper spent so much time covering the Alto scandal, that it failed to cover the Llamas’ upset of the Dire Chinchillas last week. The Dire Chinchillas had a perfect record until our team trounced them with a score of 20 – 3. Please remember that there are other newsworthy items besides politics.

Marty “The Mojo” Keaton
Sunset Valley

June 2000 Letters to Editor Reply

I was appalled at your article touting Cornelia Goth’s new-found love of alchemy. Don’t you people realize Cornelia and her sister are witches?

We all know that ghosts freely roam about their mansions.

I even hear the Goths have an enchanted skeleton maid.

Clearly, the Goths and Crumplebottoms are in cahoots with the Grim Reaper himself! I think this newspaper had better learn to present the full story to its readership.

Judy Bunch
Sunset Valley

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Mrs. Bunch,

Our reporter found no evidence of paranormal activity while interviewing Mrs. Goth. The article stands as written.

The Editor-in-Chief,
Sunset Valley Press

 

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Perhaps Mrs. Bunch feels threatened that more natural medicines will cost her her job at Landgraab Industries.

Hope Carpenter
Riverview