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Dear Abby: My 52-year-old twin brother, whom I am close to, will soon be getting married for the first time. His fiancee, who divorced after 18 years of marriage, is doing all the planning. She hasn’t included me or my children (my brother’s only niece and nephew) so far, and neither are we included on the wedding day except as guests at the ceremony and the wedding. reception.

My brother was a best man at my wedding 17 years ago. I feel hurt to be left out and want to say something, but I don’t know what to say or whether to talk to my brother or his fiancee. And I don’t know at this point how the children or I could be included. Any advice will be welcome. – Anguished Sister in Arizona

Dear sister : This show is directed by your brother’s fiancée. She might not know he was a best man at your wedding, and frankly, I don’t know what effect that would have on them. You and your children need to attend your brother’s wedding, welcome his bride to the family and have a good time, which should be easy as no responsibility will be on your shoulders.

Dear Abby: I have a good friend who loves to make me chicken soup. She proudly brings it and loves to give me the container. The soup is delicious, except for one thing: it has tiny bones in it. I can’t stand the texture of these tiny bones and I’m afraid that I might accidentally swallow one.

I told him about it. She said it was her mother’s way of making chicken soup. She also told me that the bones are edible because they are very small and that they are unavoidable because she uses the whole chicken. She promised to strain the soup for me before adding the other ingredients. Unfortunately, I also found bones in the filtered soup.

Abby, I don’t know what to do. I really don’t want to eat the soup. I don’t want to waste it, but it would crush him if I told him I didn’t want any more soup. Ideas? – No more soup

Dear fact: Remove the vegetables from the soup she brings and pass it again, through cheesecloth or a fine strainer. Once you have the clear broth, return the vegetables to the liquid and enjoy it.

To my readers: I wish you all a happy, meaningful and secure Christmas. Merry Christmas to everyone! – Love, Abby

Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or PO Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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