Appearing today on the APH blog is a response I wrote to a “Dear Abby” letter. Titled “Dear Abby… May We Offer YOU Some Advice?” it begins,
On Monday of this week the popular “Dear Abby” syndicated column published a letter from a reader encouraging seniors to write down their memories. “The family history can be passed from one generation to the next, and I cannot think of a more special gift,” wrote “Charlene in Camarillo, Calif.”
Abby (now the founding columnist’s daughter, Jeanne Phillips) responded, “That’s a splendid idea,” and added that children and grandchildren could help by interviewing their parents and grandparents.
Obviously, as a personal historian, I couldn’t agree more. Abby and Charlene are “preaching to the choir” with me.