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DEAR ABBY Tuesday

DEAR ABBY: Two years ago, I divorced my abusive husband of 23 years. However, when he remarried I... More

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Lauras theme comes to life

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The way Laura Ingalls Wilder used music to help weave her stories of life... More

  • By BETH RUCKER
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Rolling along

My father says that in their prime, his parents my grandparents argued in a manner that can be... More

  • By Vince Tweddell
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Santa's first stop

Its a little known fact, but Santa Claus starts his Christmas Eve trek in Keokuk, Iowa. At least... More

  • By Linda Younkin
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An early arrival

At 7 years old, I had it on good authority my parents were personally connected to Santa Claus. I... More

  • By Megan Vazmina
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Best is yet to come

Zeroing in on Christmas memories is hard! When Phil Case e-mailed The State Journal newsroom... More

  • By Susan Riddell
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Christmas in the zoo

I love Christmas. There I said it. "Its the mostwonderful timeof the year," as some guy once... More

  • By Chase Sewell
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Lighting up a marriage

Since the age of 15 of so, I had dreamed about marrying Rebecca, who I met in high school in... More

  • By Brian Rickerd
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Gifts are all around

More than a half-century ago, my sister, Beverly, and I would be awake at 3 a.m. on Christmas... More

  • By Charles Pearl
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Banishment of Barbie

As an ex-side-ponytail-wearing product of the '80s, all my holiday memories are still archived in... More

  • By Keren Henderson
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St. Nick is everywhere

Thelma Carter remained a dear friend until the day she died. Through grade school, high school,... More

  • By Ann Dix Maenza
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Good luck hunting

Had Dr. Seuss ever met my mother Im sure theyd have been instant friends. Both share a love of... More

  • By Sara Gividen
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Christmas and cat tales

Our family pets have always been included in our Christmas celebrations. On Christmas Eve, we... More

  • By Paul Glasser
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Where were the toys?

Not everybody gets "a Christmas to remember," one of those knock-your-socks-off, misty-eyed,... More

  • By Suzanne Feliciano
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Charring up Christmas

I guess I was about 7 and my brother David was 5 the Christmas Eve when the Smoots house caught... More

  • Phil Case
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Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: My parents split when I was 3 and divorced when I was 6. I am now 28. Mama remarried... More

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Community Calendar

TONIGHT Weight Watchers, Womans Club Building, 200 Washington St., 5:30 p.m. (Please arrive 30... More

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Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: Here I go, sounding like an old fogy, but "Feeling Lost and Guilty" (11/5), who said... More

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Holiday Calendar

Tonight >Living Nativity, 6-8 p.m. Truth Baptist Church, 340 Holmes Street. Parking is... More

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Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: Do you ever feel sometimes that your life is going backward instead of forward? In my... More

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