Sometimes letters come in from people who write to Bubby about advice she gave to someone else. Today we're posting two letters Bubby received that we thought offered additional insight.
This first letter is from a woman who wrote to us on March 24th about the stress of working full-time and getting through graduate school as well. She wrote to us again in response to yesterday's letter from "Wondering in Washington".
I have written you before and you gave me wonderful advice. I am the graduate student who was exhausted from working full time as well. I recently had to leave my job because both activities were too much for me.
What I failed to mention is that part of the reason I was so exhausted is because I have Cerebral Palsy. I am about to finish my Masters and in the fall I will be entering law school. I recently read the letter from the woman in Washington who was looking to put her income to good use.
Here is a suggestion: Disabled persons make up the largest minority group in the United States. However, there seems to be no substantial minority scholarships for disabled persons to law school, or any type of school for that matter. We are just not considered minorities for some reason. I need financial help for school like many others. Tell "Wondering in Washington" that she should consider setting up a scholarship fund for those she might be interested in helping. That way, everyone can have the opportunity to become professionals as she and her husband must be. In turn, we can also help others when we are established in our careers.
A hard workin' student in New Orleans
The second letter we'd like to share is from a woman who wrote to us in response to the April 21st letter from Harriet, who was dating a man in need of some grooming. Bubby wrote back a few great ideas, and then we got a letter from Rose who had even more words of encouragement for Harriet.
When I met the man I ended up marrying, he didn't use deodorant. He wasn't real smelly, but I knew he was the one I wanted. So I bought him a kit with shaving lotion and cologne and deodorant in the kit. He got the message. Years later he told me he knew what and why I did it. He was a very clean person otherwise. And I still love him 50 years later.
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