Dear Crabby, Should I Cut the Cord?

Dear Crabby, I'm Tired of Paying Too Much for Cable, Should I Cut the Cord? Sincerely, Susie Scissors Dear Crabby Gives Advice Dear Susie, Cutting the cord is far easier than cutting the rug. Learning to dance is difficult, saving money is super easy. It's one of the few things young people are right about - you don't need cable television. Ask anyone from Gen Y or Gen Z and they'll tell you to stop spending money on cable and get yourself an antenna and/or a streaming service. I … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Will We have Rain all Summer?

Dear Crabby, Will We have Rain all Summer? Sincerely, Reva Skye Dear Reva, Rain, rain, go away; Come again another day; Rain, rain go way ... Remember that cute nursery rhyme. I bet a lot of folks are signing that tune right now. Dear Crabby Gives Advice After a dry spring, most people were praying for rain. Well, now you can see the power of prayer works in mysterious ways. We've had all our normal summer rainfall amounts in the last two weeks - there was flooding all over … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Has the White House Gone to the Dogs?

Dear Crabby, I saw a blurb over the weekend that President Biden’s 13-year-old German Shepherd, Champ, had passed away. So, that got me wondering about presidential pets. Are they always dogs? Thanks! M.R. EdDear M.R. Ed, No matter your political affiliation, it’s always hard when a family loses a cherished pet. Unless it’s a goldfish. Then you just flush those suckers down the toilet and buy another before your daughter notices. But you ask an interesting question and I was … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Are My Collectibles Worth Any Money?

Dear Crabby, My children recently informed me that they have no interest in inheriting my vast Precious Moments figurine collection. And frankly, I’m tired of dusting them. Do you think they would be worth selling? Thanks, Ronda Remberance Dear Ronda Remberance, First, how dare they! Secondly, my kids have pretty much told me and Mrs. Crabby the same thing. Our collections are very personal, and it hurts a bit when others don’t appreciate them the same way we do. I have half a … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Why Does Everyone Forget About Flag Day?

Dear Crabby, Last year, I was the only person on my street to fly the Stars and Stripes for Flag Day. Do people just not know about it, or do they just not care?   Thanks,M. Erica Dear M. Erica, Well, just so no one forgets this year, Flag Day is Monday, June 14. In fact, it’s always recognized on June 14. Personally, I think the reason it isn’t on people’s radar is because it’s shoehorned between Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. That and the fact, it’s not a national … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What is the Greatest TV Show of All Time?

Dear Crabby, For 10 years, you couldn’t tear me away from the television when the show “Friends” was on. Recently, I watched the reunion show and was surprised to learn how many people watched it during its run and now are discovering it in syndication. So, that got me wondering if it’s one of the greatest TV shows of all time. What do you think? Thanks, Em B. See Dear Em B. See, Well, if you asked Mrs. Crabby what the greatest TV show of all time is, she’d probably say anything … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Should I Stock Up on Chicken?

Dear Crabby, Should I Stock Up on Chicken? Sincerely, Hot Wings Chick Dear Hot Wings, Sort of. I hear that the cold weather in the South, where many chickens live in the winter, was hard on them. And while the numbers are down, it's not as bad as the news lets on. In fact, recent reports say the numbers are pecking upwards. However, some lingering effects continue. Dear Crabby Gives Advice For example, the demand for chicken wings and breasts are super high right now - they're … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Do You Play Golf?

Dear Crabby, Do You Play Golf? Sincerely, Ace Dear Ace, I have been known to participate in playing golf, with other people, while keeping score - but I wouldn't say that I golf, that just wouldn't be right. Golf is a four-letter-word, even for those quite familiar with the game. The idea of a long, skinny stick with a small club head on it, designed to hit a tiny, hard ball into the air for 200 yards seems outrageous to me. But you know what ... it can be done! Certainly, we see … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Should I Buy or Lease a New Car?

Dear Crabby, Should I Buy or Lease a New Car? Sincerely, Miss Daisy Dear Miss Daisy, As with anything, you must look at the pros and cons of either option. When you lease a car, the monthly payments are lower, the warranty protection is better, and you generally always have a new vehicle. However, you have limited mileage and you'll pay more over time. If you buy a new car, you own it. You have more freedom and you can rack up as many miles as you want. The downside is that the … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Are Retirement Communities Really That Great?

Dear Crabby, As spring (finally) starts blooming, I start thinking of all the yard work that will take up my precious weekends. Sometimes, I think I should just sell my house, downsize, and move to one of those swanky retirement communities I see popping up everywhere. What do you think? Would you ever move to one of those places? Thanks!Lee Zure Dear Lee Zure, Retirement can be a tricky thing. A lot of people, wives especially, worry that they’ll have to keep their husbands … [Read more...]