DEAR ENOUGH: People can disappear without physically moving away, as your children have already demonstrated. Have you tried asking them why they are so distant? Unless you do, nothing will change. Because holidays are strained, celebrate with those who appreciate you and whose company you enjoy.
DEAR ABBY: I invited a couple out for the husband’s 60th birthday. We sat at the “chef’s table” (in the front of the kitchen) and had amazing food and service. We all agreed it was a perfect evening.
I paid the bill and left a 25 percent tip on a $400 bill (for three people). The couple then proceeded to hand cash to the staff in spite of the fact