Life Advice



Ask Amy: Pandemic places extra stress on holiday visits

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: Like so many others, I have fretted over not receiving any acknowledgment from grandchildren when giving their gifts.

This year I have decided to send a nice card, telling them how blessed I am to have them in our very special family and that their gift is a donation — in their name — to a local charity (and then name the charity).

This has been a “win-win” for me. I am no longer so disappointed about no “thank you.”

The charity receives a nice donation, and the grandchild knows that they are loved and remembered.

– A Happy Granny


Dear Happy: Yes!


(You can email Amy Dickinson at or send a letter to Ask Amy, P.O. Box 194, Freeville, NY 13068. You can also follow her on Twitter @askingamy or Facebook.)

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