DEAR ABBY: A number of of our grandchildren have had weddings in the previous few years, together with showers and receptions. All of them had plans to maneuver into residences of their very own. The bathe items have been home goods — nothing extravagant, however good.
Our granddaughter is now planning to be married within the subsequent few months, and he or she needs all of the issues the earlier grandkids wished. Her mother and father will solely go thus far.
This granddaughter and her fiance have agreed to dwell with the groom’s not too long ago widowed mom, who has a totally furnished dwelling and a spare bed room. The newlyweds could have a bed room to brighten, however the remainder of the home belongs to another person. Packing up items for storage would require a spot to place them, as a result of different members of the family don’t have spare room.
How do now we have a traditional bathe for a pair who received’t have room for his or her items? Renting a unit can get costly. By the best way, the bride does have a job and earnings, however the groom is presently unemployed. — WON’T FIT IN KENTUCKY
DEAR WON’T FIT: Forgive me if this appears judgmental, however extra sensible than determining the place this younger couple goes to retailer the loot can be for them to focus on his discovering a job. It will even be a good suggestion for them to have premarital counseling earlier than she strikes in together with his mom to make sure they’re on the identical web page concerning cash, kids, problem-solving and a myriad of different issues that may break a wedding.
For this bathe, contemplate showering the couple with good needs and items of money for them to take a position till they’re prepared to make use of it.
DEAR ABBY: I used to be blessed to work for President John F. Kennedy on the White House. I’m dedicated to honoring his reminiscence on the sixtieth anniversary of his loss of life on Nov. 22, 1963, in gratitude for the lifetime of such an inspiring chief who promoted world peace.
On Nov. 22, 2023, we’re asking individuals in America and all through the world to take the initiative and make a promise to do a great deed, as a bunch or a person, and to make a constructive distinction, spreading love, hope and peace by:
— Supporting the poor.
— Caring for the sick.
— Feeding the homeless.
— Aiding the disabled.
— Defending refugees.
— Planting a tree (to assist curb local weather change).
— Bettering the overall welfare of youngsters.
— Selling the frequent good.
— Praying for peace.
Thanks, Abby, for spreading this message. — CARMELLA LaSPADA, FOUNDER, NO GREATER LOVE INC.
DEAR CARMELLA: Thanks for serving to me make my readers conscious of such a constructive endeavor. Readers, a beneficiant act is sort of a pebble in a pond. Its ripples unfold endlessly outward.
Pricey Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, often known as Jeanne Phillips, and was based by her mom, Pauline Phillips. Contact Pricey Abby at http://www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Field 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.