Faithful readers may recall the story of a woman in Philadelphia who decided to go over her parents’ phone bill
So … here we go again! With Thanksgiving behind us and Black Friday staring us down there are no more
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As you can imagine, every week I get a lot of mail from my readers containing hundreds of questions. While I can’t
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Encouragement. For me it is a basic need or perhaps a character flaw, I’m not quite sure. All I know
It is the late humorist and master of salesmanship, Charlie “Tremendous” Jones, who said one of my favorite quotes of
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Long-time readers of this column may remember the reader who wanted to know where she could donate her fabric scraps.
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DEAR MARY: Please tell me why my aluminum pans and cookware have turned dark and become rough to the touch.
Somedays I can’t believe how lucky I am. Not only do I get to communicate with this growing audience of
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