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Dear Ann Landers,
I've read many letters in your column from children who wonder how to get elderly parents to quit driving. I need to tell you about my dad. On his 89th birthday, he was still driving and doing a good job of it. His request for his birthday was that I go with him for a ride and buy him a cup of coffee. We had a wonderful time together. When we arrived home, he handed me the car keys and said, "I've driven more than 70 years and have never had an accident, and now, it's time to quit." It was his birthday, but what a gift he gave to us. You can sign this letter -- Proud To Be Rudy's Daughter, Jamestown, N.Y.

Dear Jamestown,
What a sweetheart your dad is. I hope his example will encourage other elderly drivers to do likewise. It would be the best gift their concerned children could ever receive.



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I was married for 16 years to a loving mother and wife. We had 2 children together who are now 11

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I was married for 16 years to a loving mother and wife. We had 2 children together who are now 11

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As usual, I've had to totally skip over these stupid testimonials from idiots about various doctor Odungas or whatever they want to call their witch doctors. These do not belong in this column because they are all garbage, just like those who post them!

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WHY, OH WHY do you allow this scammers to take up space on this column. It really, really, really cheapens your credibility. I don't think I want to spend my time here anymore. Thank you.

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My name is Sandra Williams from Southern California, I've been divorced for a couple of years now. As years rolled by, I came to the realization that my marriage has shattered, left me broken

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My name is Sandra Williams from Southern California, I've been divorced for a couple of years now. As years rolled by, I came to the realization that my marriage has shattered, left me broken

SANDRA WILLIAMS's Comment
My name is Sandra Williams from Southern California, I've been divorced for a couple of years now. As years rolled by, I came to the realization that my marriage has shattered, left me broken

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Why do you allow these testimonials/ads about "spell casters" to remain on your website? The people who come to this site often are desperate; do you WANT them to be scammed and think you endorse this sort of thing? The real Ann would have been appalled...
 
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