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Dear Abby: Dad’s death revealed stepmother’s true feelings

DEAR ABBY: My dad died in April after a brief illness. Before he passed, my stepmother encouraged him to donate his body to science because she is to be buried with her first husband, and she didn’t want the expense of burying Dad. I went to pick up my father’s ashes as she requested. When I got there, she invited me into her bedroom to see that she had made a shrine to her first husband.

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Miss Manners: Yes, you’re shaking hands wrong, too

Ladylike applause does not consist of smacking the hands together vertically, the way gentlemen clap. Rather, ladies should hold the left hand palm up in a horizontal position and hit the right hand against it. If the hands are slightly cupped, this can make a remarkable amount of noise.

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