Ann Landers and Abigail (Dear Abby) Van Buren, arguably the most famous advice columnists, should have asked for some advice on their own relationship. Their lives began as most twins’ do, which is to say, similar. The identical twins, born Esther “Eppie” and Pauline Friedman, respectively, were born in Iowa in 1918 and attended nearby Morningside College, where they both worked on the school’s newspaper. They married their husbands in a double marriage ceremony on their 21st birthday in July 1939. In 1956, their similarities turned into contention. Mere months after Eppie assumed the position of the Chicago Sun Times’ “Ann Landers” advice columnist following the creator’s death, Pauline began her own similar column, “Dear Abby.” Their competing columns created an unavoidable rift–in 1956, Pauline allegedly offered “Dear Abby” at a reduced rate to their hometown’s Sioux City Journal, as long as it did not run “Ann Landers.” Though they reconciled in 1964, their discord continued until shortly before Eppie passed away in 2002. Sadly, the feud continued after her death. Eppie’s daughter Margo Howard publicly criticized her cousin Jeanne (Pauline’s daughter, who had assumed the role of Dear Abby) for her melodramatic printed farewell to her “Dear Aunt Eppie,” stating that the letter was “self-serving and loopy. They really had no relationship. My mother was very kind to everyone, [but] she thought Jeanne had her limitations.”
Dear Abby, I'm the father to three beautiful daughter's. Witch the two oldest are married with three children each, and my youngest is engaged to be married in late 2014. The girls mother and I have been divorced for fourteen years now. I went to my ex-wife's house on Christmas day to give my daughter's, Husband's, and my grand kids there gift's, that I got them this year for Christmas. Also I must add that my ex-wife's boyfriend of five years is a super good guy. Him and I get alone just fine. So the problem is not this. What my problem is with this years Christmas is what I received from one of my daughter's for my gift. Let me point out that I gave each and ever one of the family members a card with fifty dollars in them. Reason being I thought they would rather have the money that way they could get what they want. So all together I put out six hundred dollars to the girls and there families. Doing it this way also made it much easier for me because I didn't have to mess with all the Holiday shopper's. Also I waited until that about 7.30 pm to come by, so they would have plenty of time with there mother for Christmas. OK back to my problem, my one daughter is pretty much well to do finansily. As she handed me my gift I could til that it was a 5x7 picture frame wrapped with Christmas paper. I opened my gift like you do and seen it was a picture of my daughter and myself as I was giving her a kiss on the cheek on her wedding day. By all means it's a nice picture but that was it. No card, no bow, not even a name tag. But I still played it off like I was happy. I thought that maybe a shirt was coming or what ever, but not to be. Really I was quit shocked that this was it. Now if they were having money problems I would understand. Infact I would not expect them to get me anything if that were to be, but it's not that at all. Before on Christmas they would always get me a shirt/with a sweater, or some Levis, something in that order. What my real problem is, did she give the same gift to her mother, or to her in-laws for Christmas. I wouldn't think so, but I don't know forsure nor do I really need to, it's not like I'm comparing gift for gift. I just don't know if I did something that she is upset with me, or what the heck. It's not like I'm some kind of cheap scat either. I've gotten my oldest grand son into racing Mini Sprints witch I bought him his first car. I also bought her son a very nice racing go-kart, reason being is that up in her area that is the style of cars that the kid's race in there area. I may add that the go-kart if a full blowing out racing kart, no cheap one. I just don't understand the reason behind this. I don't know what to do. Should I say something, or do I let it go, or what. I feel belittled over this. Is this all I'm worth to her. If so what am I going to do when I really get old and need help from them or something in that matter. Please help me about this I really don't know what to think or do? Thank You.
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