The new falcon herald logo.
General Articles

If you want my advice …

One of the most famous advice columnists was Dear Abby. The notable column first ran Jan. 9, 1956. Pauline Phillips founded the advice column under the pen name, Abigail Van Buren, and it is carried on today by her daughter, Jeanne Phillips, who now owns the legal rights to the pen name.Pauline Phillips has said she came up with the pen name, Abigail Van Buren, by combining the name of a biblical figure, Abigail in the Book of Samuel, with the last name of former U.S. President Martin Van Buren.McNaught Syndicate took on the column from 1956 until 1966, when it moved to Universal Press Syndicate. Dear Abby’s current syndication company claims the column is known for its “uncommon common sense and youthful perspective.” ( month, four people shared their perspective of the best or worst advice they’ve ever received. When it comes to advice – good or bad – maybe Lord Chesterfield said it best: “Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.”

Heather Stalters
The best advice I ever received was, “Don’t over think everything. It doesn’t do you any good.”

Amber Mustain
Colorado Springs
The worst advice I ever got was something my mother told me. She said, “If you run over something – back up.” I never thought it made any sense. Back up? Why, so I can run it over again? I think her logic was that if you run over something (an animal), back up and then it could get out.

Amanda Sanchez
Colorado Springs
The best advice I ever received was, “Why worry about the things you can’t change?”

Ruth Harris
The best advice is, “Enjoy your family and children while you still have time.”

StratusIQ Fiber Internet Falcon Advertisement

Current Weather

Weather Cams by StratusIQ

Search Advertisers