Actually, the original Dear Abby passed away January 16, 2013. Ann Landers passed away June 22, 2002. Pauline’s daughter now runs the Dear Abby column. I am of the opinion that my local paper should have kept the Dear Abby column, but too many people objected to Pauline’s daughter doing it even though she had been collaborating with her mother before she had to stop. It wasn’t really that different. I don’t like the one my paper chose to replace Dear Abby.