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Ask Amy: Family member wanted to Zoom to a wedding

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

You have taken your disappointment and magnified it into a blooming estrangement. That is an extremely unfortunate choice, and I urge you to rethink it.

You have an elderly and ill aunt on the West Coast. She deserves more of your actual and emotional attention than this wedding snub.

Dear Amy: My 17-year-old grandson comes to visit us once a year (we live on opposite coasts).

He has always brought his faded and well-worn baby blanket (measuring about 3 feet square) and his favorite well-worn stuffed animal.

It was cute when he was smaller, now it's downright embarrassing.

He makes his bed and neatly folds his blanket on top of the pillow along with the stuffed animal.


He's going to college next year. I'm afraid if he shows up in his dorm room he will be ridiculed forever.

I haven't spoken to my son about this. None of my business?

– Embarrassed Gran

Dear Embarrassed: Wait. This 17-year-old makes his bed? Please, send him to my house!


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