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Thursday, March 18, 2004
Feature: "Bubby, You Helped!"
Months after they got her advice, our readers update Bubby on their lives.

What ever happened to... Sheena?
On January 19th, Bubby received a desperate email from Sheena, who wanted to know some good ol' fashion remedies for avoiding the flu this winter. Bubby had a hunch that she had probably avoided the worst of the flu season by this point, but advised her to stay bundled up, and avoid others with the sniffles. So, now that the crocuses are blooming in our backyards, we wanted to know: Did Sheena manage to escape the flu, or is she typing her update while exclaiming... ACHOO!

The update...
Hello Bubby!
I just thought you'd like to know that I have not (knock on wood) gotten the flu this year. I have been washing my hands a lot (especially after riding the subway) to keep the germs at bay. I've also been trying to dress warmly, and interestingly enough, I find it most difficult to stay warm when I am at work, not when I am outdoors. The sadistic people I work with insist on frigid temperatures all year round. My fingernails sometimes turn blue. But maybe that's a different gripe, for another email, some other time.

from, Sheena

Bubby re-responds...
Sheena: If you find that you have cold hands at work, why don't you request a heater in your office? I also have cold hands and asked for a heater and I got one right away. It stands right behind my chair and it helps a lot. Tell "the powers that be" that if your office were warm you could produce much more perfect work than you do with cold hands. Also try going to the bathroom to rinse your hands in the warm water. Hope all this will help. It worked for me.

Good luck
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Bubby is our 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93 94 year old grandmother.
A few years ago we introduced her to the internet and we've been getting daily e-mails from her ever since. When she was 87, we began this website. We now believe she is the oldest blogger on the Internet.

Whether Bubby is reminding us that boyfriends do not substitute for warm jackets in the winter, or that it's better to receive a compliment than a brick, she always has something to say to her granddaughters.

Now with this new website, Bubby can finally share her wisdom with the rest of the world. And she's excited about it! (Which confuses us, because she used to say we were all she needed.)

Hopefully this will be as much fun for new readers as it will surely be for her. And if not, well, as Bubby says, it will all come out in the wash.

So, are you looking for advice on food, work, a broken heart, or the perfect bat mitzvah present?

But no dirty words allowed or you'll only get one matzah ball.

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I smell him from here
I'm gonna marry you
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Nerds go far
Political predictions
Sloppy spouse
Tastes like chicken

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4-star Review from The Weblog Review (1.5.04)
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Featured in the Tampa Tribune online
Featured in USA TODAY (4.22.04)
Bubby's first radio interview - 96.5 WOXL (5.4.04)
JewsWeek Jewriffic Award: "Best blog of the week" (6.6.04)
New York Times: Letter to the Editor (6.11.04)
Jerusalem Post: Feature article (7.2.04)
Interview for Akron, Ohio newspaper (aug.'04)
Golden Web Page Award (dec.'04)
Reader's Digest article, "Me Me Media" (july.'05) "Alternative Site of the Day" (aug.'05)
AARP Magazine article: July/August 2006 issue
Listed as "Cool Site Of The Day": (7.27.06)
O Globo Online: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (aug.'06)

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