Dear Annie: My husband and I are planning a big party to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Sadly, two sisters are all but ruining the event. They are both close friends of mine, but they are feuding with each other. I did not send out online invites but rather traditional paper invitations.

Dear Annie: One of my cousins lives about two hours away. Her parents are deceased, and she is estranged from her siblings. She has been in the hospital several times for mental health care. I believe she is bipolar but don’t know that for sure. Because she lives alone now, we invite her to …

Dear Annie: My wife and I and four friends went out to dinner at a new restaurant. They had a ladies’ room and a men’s room visible from where we sat. After the meal, I needed to go. The men’s room was locked (it was a single-stall situation). I walked around for a bit and came back after ne…

Dear Heloise: Please let your readers know that another option for adopting a dog is through a rescue run by a purebred dog club. Contact information for the national purebred clubs can be found online.

Dear Heloise: When my dad died, I inherited his tools. They were expensive and top of the line in quality, but they had been neglected over a number of years and had gotten rusty. My wife said you’d recommend vinegar to get the rust off, so I soaked them in vinegar for 10 days, then took the…

Dear Annie: I’ve been friends with this girl for several years. She’s my (adult) daughter’s age. We have never had a disagreement before. Long story short, she said something out of the blue that hurt my feelings. She says she was joking but the fact remains that she hurt me. She won’t apolo…

Dear readers: In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I would like to thank all of you — my readers. I particularly want to single out those of you who have reached out by offering your questions and opinions. Without you, the column would not be possible. To celebrate this special day, I’d like to s…

Dear Heloise: I’m a senior in high school, and I’m in a food science class. Today we had to knead bread dough, but when I asked why, I was simply told that we need to get everything mixed up. Is that all? Can you tell us why we have to knead the dough, then punch the dough after letting it r…

Dear Annie: I overheard a young mother telling friends that she gives her 1-year-old melatonin at bedtime. She does this so that she can get a good night’s sleep. I mentioned this to some other ladies, and they said they had heard of other mothers doing this. I was shocked.

Dear Annie: I have a message for all of the grandparents who complain about their grandchildren not thanking them for gifts. You raised those grandkids’ parents. Did you teach them to thank people who give them gifts? I didn’t raise my stepchildren, and they were never taught to show that ki…

Dear Readers: Technology is advancing every day, and to senior citizens, it can appear complicated and overwhelming. With so many devices out there (desktop, laptop, smartphone, digital audio players), no wonder there’s confusion!