DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa

Dear Frances,

Thank you for the two book titles in your March column. I truly enjoyed reading about those books. I learned a lot even without reading the book. Thank you.


Honolulu, Hawai‘i

Dear Sue,

Thank you. Your feedback helps me with my column. I’ll be reviewing another book next month, so stay tuned.


Dear Frances,

I tried out your suggestion of getting a medical student as a live-in caregiver. This is what happened.

He liked my room and he was OK with the exchange of free room for about 30 hours [of work] per month. He did not have a car, but he could easily walk about 1 3/4 miles to light rail to get to Sacramento. There was one glitch, so I had to turn him down. He was willing to do everything that I asked, except he did not want to clean Fran if she pooped, even though he did it as a caregiver before. Except for this one issue, he would have been a good fit.

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