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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Now You Know

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DEAR ABBY: What is the proper letter salutation for a married couple where the husband has recently undergone gender reassignment surgery? (They were "John and Millie Jones.") -- WONDERING IN KEY WEST

DEAR WONDERING: Because the husband is no longer John Jones and is now "Linda," for example, I would address the envelope to Ms. Linda Jones and Ms. Millie Jones -- placing their names in alphabetical order. And in the salutation I would write, "Dear Linda and Millie."
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My neighbor is a 70-something year old man that started living as a woman once his wife died about three or four years ago. I freaked one morning when I saw his wife pulling trash cans out to the curb on our suburban street. I thought she had passed away! Then she turned around and I realized it was just him in a wig, pearls, and pumps.

Now I know how to address letters to him....if only I knew his/her name.

4 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I pray that no one has to write a letter like this about me.

rychelle said...

it's like one of those things that you never knew you would need to know and still hope that you never need to know....

ukyankoz said...

Well, I guess we've come a long way from where to put the dessert spoon, eh?

peewee said...

SHUT UP! I am SO JEALOUS! Poor guy! awww...