Last Friday, not far from where I live, Dear Abby breathed her last, leaving this earthly home for another.

But her legacy, as they say, lives on.

And, at R-house, it lives on here:

pink couch in action | shorts and longs | julie rybarczykOn a simple pink couch that, we are told, once belonged to the advice queen herself – and now belongs to us.

A couch that has been in R-house for less than a year but has already seen its fair share of talks, tears, snuggles, struggles, giggles, naps, and life. Along with a whole lot of everyday, ordinary, sometimes slightly messy moments.

Not, I would guess, unlike our Dear departed Abby.

Thanks for sharing some of that life with us, Pauline Phillips. You will be missed.


P.S. Have you heard the tale of how Dear Abby’s pink couch came to be at R-house? It’s a love story in two acts: Part One and Part Two. Enjoy.


    May 20, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • Beth Elliott

    When I read of her passing I immediately thought of how I used to read her column first thing when the paper came and my next thought was of your couch! Glad it’s found such a loving home.


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