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Friday, August 26, 2005
Dear Bubby,

I don't know if you can help me but I have a big family problem. I don't know what I should do. Maybe you can help me.

My father just got married to a women that my whole family knows and hates for certain reasons. They just got married a few days ago and I went to the wedding.

I have an older brother and he thinks that they shouldn't have gotten married and my dad has made a bad mistake. I think that too. But my father and his wife and new stepdaughter (his wife's daughter) have invited me to their Honeymoon in Hawaii. I rarely leave the house especially during the summer because I don't have anybody to pick me up. So Hawaii would be the most fun that I would have.

My brother and my mom think that I shouldn't go and spend time with my stepmom. But I really want to go because this could be my only fun that I would have this summer. So please grandmother...can you PLEASE help me?

Should I go to Hawaii or should I stay home? Another thing is that if I go my dad would be very happy and my mom and brother will be very mad at me. If I stay my father would be very mad at me. I don't know what I should do. Can you please e-mail me back soon? I really need your help!!!!!

Oh and by the way I'm 13 years old. Thank you so much grandmother for listening.

Stuck in the middle

Dear Stuck in the Middle,

You can't tell your father what to do -- He has to live his own life and so do you. With which parent are you living or was that decided for you?

And if your father wants you to go along to Hawaii - go if you want to. But I think if this is a Honeymoon trip - you should stay home and be with your mother and friends. That's an easy solution.

At home you should work on making new friends and if you try, you can do it. Join a club - go to the gym - play ball. There is a lot you can do at 13. Give it a try.

Have fun.
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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.

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