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Wednesday, May 5, 2004
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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".

Dear Bubby,
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.

Thanks Bubby,
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.

Dear Bubby,
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.
From, Rose

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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?

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