Associated Press: Inheriting the fine china? Many younger folks say no thanks
I cleaned out the house where my Grandma lived for 60 years. Every nook and cranny was filled with something. What should I do with boxes of fine China?
Associated Press: To Whom it May Concern? Advice on addressing holiday cards
Every holiday season, I receive a handful of cards addressed to “Mr. and Mrs. Mark Peacock” — my husband’s name. And every year I’m flummoxed that some in our circle haven’t noticed that Mark and I have never shared a last name.
The Washington Post: Learning to appreciate the grandmother who raised me, almost too late
Understanding the immense sacrifice my Grandpa made in spending her retirement years raising a third child — her daughter’s child, the result of an affair with a married man two decades older.
I found my absent and secret father with the help of an Ancestry DNA test. Millions of people take these at-home test kits every year. To be sure, they'll make lying about family secrets much harder.