Dear Crabby, Who Gets the Grandfather Clock?

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Dear Crabby, My mom recently passed away and the pain of losing her is still fresh. But that hasn’t stopped people from asking for something personal of hers or asking if we’re gonna sell this or that. Is there any etiquette for this sort of thing? Thanks, Miranda Moneypenny Dear Miranda Moneypenny, First, let me say I’m sorry for your loss. Losing someone you love never gets easier—especially when it comes to our parents. Secondly, the etiquette in this situation is for … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, When Will Women Be on Money?

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Dear Crabby, I was in Starbucks the other day and pulled out a $10 bill to pay when I remembered, weren’t they going to replace Alexander Hamilton with a woman’s picture? And if so, when will it happen? Thanks, Diana Diez Dear Diana Diez, That’s right. I had forgotten about the proposed switch-a-roo myself. I love history. In fact, I earned a medal in sixth grade for memorizing all the presidents and their bios and reciting it in front of the whole school, so I’m very … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Was Muhammad Ali ‘The Greatest?’

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Dear Crabby, In today’s society we put our athletes on a pretty high pedestal even though very few of them deserve it. But one athlete truly worthy of the praise (in my humble opinion) was Muhammad Ali and I was quite bummed to hear he passed away last week. What do you think—was Ali really ‘The Greatest?’ Thanks, Randy Righthook Dear Randy Righthook, Being from De-twa, most people probably assume when it comes to boxers, I’d jump to the city’s defense and say Tommy … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Should I Get in the TSA Line?

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Dear Crabby, My family decided to stick close to home for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, but we’re thinking of taking a vacation at some point this summer. Or rather we were until I saw the news about the out-of-control lines happening at airports. Should we brave the lines or should we just stay home? Thanks! Gina Globetrotter Dear Gina Globetrotter, I hear what you’re saying. Those TSA (that stands for Transportation Security Administration, in case you haven’t flown in … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Does Rochester Really want me to Leash My Cat?

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Dear Crabby, How Can Rochester City Council Group Cats and Dogs Together in Ordinances Suggesting Cats can be Controlled the Same as Dogs? Sincerely, Alisha Feline   Dear Alisha, By chance, I happened to watch the Rochester City Council meeting last week regarding the ordinance change you are taking about. Just so our readers understand, City Council is calling this a "clean up" to an existing ordinance to further clarify that yes indeed, both dogs and cats are to be in … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Will You Go to Prom with Me?

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Dear Crabby, Not sure if you’re aware, but it’s prom season. I was actually a bit excited that my twins (both girls) were old enough to attend this year… until they told me how much it would cost. Why are proms so expensive? Near Bankrupt, Ariel Triton Dear Mrs. Triton, Oh, I do not envy you. My kids are long past prom age, but I’m enjoying watching them deal with the crazy that surrounds prom these days with their kids. Be thankful you don’t have a son. Have you heard … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Why Does Earth Get Its Own Day?

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Dear Crabby, Last weekend I was out working in my yard when my neighbor asked me if I was doing anything for Earth Day. I looked at him like he was crazy. Is this just some liberal crap because it’s an election year? Please tell me Earth Day isn’t a real thing. Thanks! Tony Terra Dear Mr. Terra, Well, I hate to be the one to burst your bubble, but not only is Earth Day a real thing, but it’s been around for over 45 years. Sorry. The good news is that in the spirit of this … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Why Do We Pay Taxes?

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Dear Crabby, I know we’re getting close to the deadline, but I just started getting my taxes ready to file. My son asked why adults have to file them and I told him we’d ask you since you know everything. So… why do we have to pay income taxes? Thanks! Tina Tariff Dear Ms. Tariff, My dad always said the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. And boy, do taxes sure feel like death sometimes. Especially if you end up having to pay—ouch! Hey, did you know taxes are … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Whose Superhero Side Are You On?

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Dear Crabby, Now that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been out for a few weeks, I’m curious to know which superhero you side with. Thanks! Diana Prince Dear Diana, You know April Fool’s Day was last week, right? There’s a better chance of me getting a tattoo on my fanny than going to see this movie. Don’t get me wrong. I get the appeal of these superhero movies, I really do. What I don’t understand all the need to make them so over-the-top. Big explosions and all that … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Is there a Perfect Food?

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Dear Crabby, Is there a Perfect Food? Sincerely, Reuben Toastmaster   Dear Reuben, Pizza is the answer. Always and forever. Round or square. The answer is Pizza! Simple is best, cheese and pepperoni. However, you may substitute or add more meat. I like to add bacon, ham, and pork sausage - basically, yummy pig meat - with the cheese. Now, you can vary the cheese a bit too, but remember it must have a kind of cheese and meat. I have previously gone on the record stating these … [Read more...]