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What Pauline Friedman Phillips used to write carried weight, and wit.

Better known by the pen name Abigail Van Buren - and instantly recognizable by the words that were practically her nickname, "Dear Abby Dear Abby

column of moral or psychological advice; syndicated since 1956. [Pop. Culture: Payton, 185]

See : Guidance
" - she fit thoughtful advice into succinct suc·cinct  
adj. suc·cinct·er, suc·cinct·est
1. Characterized by clear, precise expression in few words; concise and terse: a succinct reply; a succinct style.

 newspaper columns for more than 40 years.

And that advice had a light touch. This is doable, she urged, whatever the topic or how stubborn the trouble. Take it a day at a time. And, for heaven's sake, don't take yourself so seriously.

Mrs. Phillips died Wednesday in Minneapolis at age 94. She leaves a husband of 73 years, time-softened clippings in wallets around the world, and a needed example of quiet common sense.
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Publication:Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA)
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Date:Jan 19, 2013
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