Monday, September 10, 2007

What will Dear Abby say about this?

Shelly at This Eclectic Life has a very fun contest for all to enter. The contest rules are to write a funny Dear Abby letter that is 50 words or less (not counting the “Dear Abby” salutation and the “signature”)

My entry here is probably going to date me but I based it on the comments my Dad would constantly make while watching a certain show.

Dear Abby,
My family won’t let me come and visit them. They seem to think that when I visit, there’s another funeral to attend. It’s boring in Cabot Cove because I suspect people pretend not to be home when I ring their doorbells. Can you suggest where I can find friends?

Lonely in Cabot Cove,
Jessica Fletcher


  1. That's a good one!

  2. LOL! Abby is going to have to sleep on that one before she can answer it. Are you playing stump Dear Abby? It is kind of addictive, isn't it? I'm thinking of making it a monthly game. Thanks for entering. Good luck!

  3. very clever indeed! Thanks for visiting mine, also.

  4. Dear Lonely,
    That’s such a sad situation. It must be murder to have to endure it! I’m afraid You might just have to be content with imaginary friends. It’s a novel situation and one I’ve never encountered. I must admit it’s a mystery to me. Let me consult my colleague, Dr. Kevorkian.
    Dear Abby

  5. I love that one - too funny and I can just imagine that`s what her friends and family would think. Trouble sure did follow her, but it made for some good t.v. days.

    I decided to put up an entry too - thanks for the heads up!

  6. wow, super flashback time with the Murder She Wrote reference

  7. LOL! Great job with this. You are very clever.

  8. THIS REMINDS ME … A much younger man I dated was completely OBSESSED with the Zapruder film because he was completely OBSESSED with all things Apple/Mac and some studio had restored it with the new technology. I'm older and must confess that for me, seeing "back, and to the left" was more tied to a national tragedy and a family's heartbreak than to the newest techno advancements. I was just about at the end of my tether with these repeated viewings when he stopped the action and pointed to something at the corner of the screen. "Look! Over there! See her? It's that damn Angela Lansbury. Whenever she shows up, somebody dies!" I admit he made me laugh.

  9. Very clever, your Dad!


Any thoughts or musings of your own to add?