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Tim Little Photography

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Pauline Phillips, the woman known to the world as "Dear Abby," died Wednesday at age 94, a rep for Phillips' daughter Jeanne confirmed to ABC News.
Phillips struggled with Alzheimer's disease for years. By the mid-1990s, she was already co-writing her column with her daughter Jeanne and as the illness progressed, she passed on the torch completely.

"I have lost my mother, my mentor and my best friend. My mother leaves very big high heels to fill with a legacy of compassion, commitment and positive social change. I will honor her memory every day by continuing this legacy." said Jeanne.

Back in the days when I subscribed to the newspaper I found her advice to be well considered. Alzheimer's is an evil disease in that it steals the personality and leaves behind confusion and terror. I hope she is at peace.


http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/de … ities.html

Jan 17 13 02:01 pm Link

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Art of the nude

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Olivet, Michigan, US

Tim Little Photography wrote:
Pauline Phillips, the woman known to the world as "Dear Abby," died Wednesday at age 94, a rep for Phillips' daughter Jeanne confirmed to ABC News.
Phillips struggled with Alzheimer's disease for years. By the mid-1990s, she was already co-writing her column with her daughter Jeanne and as the illness progressed, she passed on the torch completely.

"I have lost my mother, my mentor and my best friend. My mother leaves very big high heels to fill with a legacy of compassion, commitment and positive social change. I will honor her memory every day by continuing this legacy." said Jeanne.

Back in the days when I subscribed to the newspaper I found her advice to be well considered. Alzheimer's is an evil disease in that it steals the personality and leaves behind confusion and terror. I hope she is at peace.


http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/de … ities.html

End of an era.  We STILL call the advice column in the local paper "Ann Landers" and she died ages ago.

Jan 17 13 02:06 pm Link

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NothingIsRealButTheGirl

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sad

Jan 17 13 02:07 pm Link

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NothingIsRealButTheGirl

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Art of the nude wrote:
End of an era.  We STILL call the advice column in the local paper "Ann Landers" and she died ages ago.

That was her sister

Jan 17 13 02:07 pm Link

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Art of the nude

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Olivet, Michigan, US

Art of the nude wrote:
End of an era.  We STILL call the advice column in the local paper "Ann Landers" and she died ages ago.

NothingIsRealButTheGirl wrote:
That was her sister

Yep.  Twin, I believe.  But they'll always be linked.

Jan 17 13 02:09 pm Link

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Damon Strong

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

As I stated in an earlier thread, Yahoo news made a typo and stated her age as 54 instead of 94.


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Jan 17 13 02:34 pm Link

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Marc Damon

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Jan 18 13 09:49 am Link

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MMR Digital

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania, US

If only she could have been on MM as a MOD. Perhaps God will grant her a new life~~~

Jan 18 13 10:04 am Link

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KonstantKarma

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Hickory, North Carolina, US

Sad, I was a big fan.

Jan 19 13 05:54 am Link