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Miss Manners: Plenty of uses for extra rooms

DEAR MISS MANNERS: My fiancee and I were fortunate enough to buy a large house with several extra bedrooms.

Is there a tactful way to respond to the inevitable questions along the lines of, “My, you sure do have a lot of bedrooms; any plans on filling them up?”

We love our friends and family and want to avoid being bad hosts by telling them it’s none of their business. We’d love to hear any ideas you may have.

GENTLE READER: Library, study, music room, guest room, exercise room, laundry room. …

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