Dear Readers, It brings me great joy to be able to share with you some of the letters I’ve been holding on to over the last 8 or 9 months. The Public News graciously asked me to contribute to this issue since it has been a whole year since they started this digital channel of publication. So my dears, here we go.
Dear Anna: My son is in 3rd grade at a very expensive private school in the Woodlands. I recently discovered that he is the only one in the whole school without a smartphone. I need to make sure that he doesn’t suffer needlessly for not having what the other kids, even those younger than he, have. My husband thinks I’m being an idiot over the whole matter. I need your help. -Materialist Mom in The Woodlands
Dear Materialist Mom: Jesus woman get a grip. Do you know that there are kids in third world countries that don’t even own a flip phone yet they don’t have one inch of the feeling that they are missing out. Your husband is right, you are an idiot.
Dear Anna, I am a confident educated and good-looking woman. My problem is with guys who cat call at me, tell me I’m sexy hot and other sexist labels. I’m very offended by this behavior and I have no way around it since these are the guys working in our office building. I’m tired of being treated like I’m every man’s sex fantasy. What do you suggest? Hot in Humble
Dear Hot In Humble, Do what the gals in Iran do. Wear a black burka and shut the hell up. Dear Anna, I’ve been raised in a small rural town in Texas where all the folks are like me, simple. My parents allowed me to do what ever I wanted, where ever I wanted as often as I pleased. Needless to say, I grew up without boundaries, at least this is what my girlfriend tells me. I’m about to go to the big city college in Houston and I need some advice on how to survive. I’ve never been outside of my little town. Houston is scary. I’ve heard and read that there are some interesting characters that I should be aware of. What pointers can you give me? Petrified in Pecos
Dear Petrified in Pecos As long as you mind your manners, say ‘please’, ‘thank you’ and don’t throw your body fluids on others, you should do alright.
Dear Anna, I am in a pickle. I’m married to a wonderful guy, great provider and a terrific father. My problem is with his looks. I used to think that he was all that, you know, handsome, charming and funny. All my other girlfriends used to flirt with him. So I made certain that none of my so-called friends were going to steal him away from me. So we eloped and were happily married for almost five years when I realized that I probably made a mistake. I’m just not that into him anymore. To make things worse, I met a guy at the grocery store that also lives on my street. He is a real hottie, if you know what I mean. So what do I do? Do I live life with an ugly guy or take the hottie on the side? Thanks, Hot Beauty in The Woodlands
Dear Hot Beauty, You didn’t make any mistakes, Your husband did.
RODNEY DICKERSON - MONTGOMERY COUNTY FOOD BANK, SEAN HENRY JAEHNE - FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL, NICK RAMA - SPRING/WOODLANDS FOODIE TASTING AND DEALS, RACHEL ROBERTSON - TOMBALL/VINTAGE
PARK AREA FOODIE TASTING AND DEALS AND DAN GRANT OWNER OF BAREBACK BAR AND ICEHOUSE.