Thursday, January 17, 2013

RIP: Pauline Phillips, aka Dear Abby

This is the lede of her New York Times obituary!
Dear Abby:
My wife sleeps in the raw. Then she showers, brushes her teeth and fixes our breakfast — still in the buff. We’re newlyweds and there are just the two of us, so I suppose there’s really nothing wrong with it. What do you think?
— Ed 
Dear Ed:
It’s O.K. with me. But tell her to put on an apron when she’s frying bacon. 

BTW: Twin sister Eppie Lederer -- aka Ann Landers -- died in 2002.


Jeff in Sylmar said...

That was her daughter Jeanne Phillips who came out in favor of marriage equality. Jeanne took over the column in 2002 when her mother's Alzheimer's condition became serious.

Kenneth M. Walsh said...

Thanks, Jeff. I thought she spoke for her.

MARK CLARK said...


Tom said...

That may be the best obituary ever.

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