Category Archives: Etiquette

Holiday Advice for the Seasonally Addled

Hi there, guys and dolls! Hope your seasonal plans are going along just spiffily. I’ve got letters from a couple of women who could use a little help making their Christmases a little brighter. Let’s get right to free advice … Continue reading

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Who Do I Want for Christmas?

Hi there, guys and dolls! The season’s coming up fast, isn’t it? I spent my weekend making lists – what to get the girls and the bosses at work, my family (now don’t get me started on that one – … Continue reading

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Help is Here for the Holidays

Hi there guys and dolls! This week I have some fretful friends in need of some Christmas crisis relief. Are you in holiday hot water? Send me a note, there’s still time for me to get you back on Santa’s … Continue reading

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The Childrens Hour, Thanksgiving Style

Hi there, guys and dolls! How was your Thanksgiving? Yes, mine was too. Far too much food, at least one drunk uncle and so much unsolicited advice that I’m set to avoid my family for at least another full year! … Continue reading

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What I’m Bringing to the Holiday Table….

Hi there, guys and dolls! Can you believe that Thanksgiving is almost upon us? And yes, another time for families to gather around and share their goodwill and love, sigh. Also, for lucky me, the gamut of relatives asking me … Continue reading

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Slightly Flawed and Almost Friendly Advice

Hi there, guys and dolls! Fancy that, it’s Friday, and not a day too soon. I’ve received some great letters from some great women with great problems. Let’s get to their challenges, shall we? Dear Barbara Jean, I feel like … Continue reading

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Help for Life’s Little Mysteries

Hi there, guys and dolls! Free advice Friday is here. How one gets through a week without a little half-wit wisdom, I’ll never know. Everywhere I turn, someone’s got an opinion about something. Yep, I’m no different. I received some … Continue reading

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Iffy Motherly Advice

Hi there, guys and dolls! Can you believe it? Another Friday finally showed up. Hope you haven’t eaten too much Halloween candy. Those little devils add up past girdle capacity. Trust me, I know. Time for a bit more not … Continue reading

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Shocking Suburbia!

Hi there, guys and dolls! You know, modern technology is certainly spiffy, but you can’t beat the old fashioned tried and true ways to get the best news, real or fake. Take last night for an example. See, I am … Continue reading

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Fridays are Made for Bad Advice

Hi there, guys and dolls! Time for my favorite feature, giving advice I really shouldn’t be. Dear Barbara Jean, Recently our neighbor Pam dropped 250 pounds by divorcing her husband of ten years and then dieting and exercising to get … Continue reading

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