The Day - - OBITUARIES - By Abi­gail Van Buren

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

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