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October 2, 2012

Dear Abby: If you care about our nation, be sure to vote

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Dear Readers: If you like the way things are going, VOTE. If you don’t like the way things are going, VOTE. If you have never voted before, VOTE. (Don’t be embarrassed by your ignorance — when you get there, they’ll show you how.)

If you’re not registered to vote and don’t know where to register, contact the League of Women Voters, your county registrar’s office or your secretary of state’s office for details. All are listed in your phone directory or online. The deadlines for registering vary from state to state.

Don’t let anything — or anybody — keep you from voting on Tuesday, Nov. 6. It may be the most important thing you will do all year.

Dear Abby: I have been dating a divorced woman for four years. She said in the beginning that she had very little sexual experience because her former husband “had problems,” but decided after the divorce to find out what she was missing. She hasn’t discussed this in detail, but once in a while she lets out little snippets of information that lead me to believe she was active.

Do I have a right, now that we’re engaged, to know how many partners she had since the divorce? She’s being evasive about it.

Wondering Widower

Dear Wondering: No, you do not have that “right,” because if she answers the question, your next questions will be what are their names, how many times did she sleep with them and were they better than you are in bed. Sometimes it is wiser to leave the past in the past and simply appreciate the special relationship you have with the person you love.

Dear Abby: “Webbed in Columbia, Md.” wondered what kind of spider went up the waterspout (July 8). Well, it depends on the location of that spout. Waterspouts in England, Australia (and I’m guessing Canada) attract spiders that are “incy wincy.” American waterspouts are climbed by “itsy bitsy” spiders. (And at this time of year we see really big ones.)

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