Dear Ann Landers, A reader recently complained about the markings on plus-size clothing. My complaint is the location of the plus-size departments. Over half of all women in North America wear size 14 and up, but the stores find the furthest point available to display these garments. The size 2s are always by the door and hit you in the eye when you enter. When a large woman sees how small they are, she becomes depressed.
I am 5 foot 10 and need plus sizes to accommodate my height. I refuse to hide in the corners when I shop, so now I buy clothes through catalogs that make us Big Mamas feel attractive. Don't print my name, Ann, just sign me -- Big Mama from Chicago
Dear Big Mama, Although I'm a Little Mama, I'm with you. Here's your letter. I hope somebody listens.
Hi! It's Margo here. I'd love to know what you think of the letters -- and the answers!
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Our Reader to Reader Question of the Week:
Dear Readers, , My x-girlfriend who lived with my son and I for 16 years died of cancer. Prior before we knew she had cancer-she moved out because of an addiction problem. We did stay very close before she died. Her x-husband an attorney took over her finances and the burial arrangements. I being financially set was okay with that, whatever they needed I provided. What really hurt my son and I the most was the obituary - we were not mentioned at all. Our friends (mine and hers) were appalled. I was embarrassed and upset for not just me, but for my son-who loved her also. I never been so upset. Her x-husband put his wife and kids and their grandchildren in the obituary, who my girlfriend barely knew. They live an hour away from us. I know its silly to be mad over a little section of the newspaper, but it still hurts. Will time let this devastating loss of her and this article ever go away? I am so angry at this whole situation, its not like we can go and rewrite an obituary notice.