Help Me, Bubby!

Other Bubby Books at Amazon:

Bubby Irma's Kitchen

Yiddish Your Bubbe Never Taught You

Poetry by Jewish Grandaughters

Bubbe & Gram

Bubbe's Kitchen

My Bubbe's Arms

Bubbie & Zeide's Favorite Language

Bennett and His Bubbe's Beau

Click to learn more about Bubby's book

Site Disclaimer
Send your questions to
Monday, March 20, 2006
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
How about a fun update today? In June of 2005 we received a letter from "Hair Despair", a 15-year old teenager who was devastated by her new haircut. Every time she looked in the mirror, she told Bubby, she burst into tears at the sight of her new look. Was that because she got it cut in France, or was it just a case of over eager shears? Either way, she poetically exclaimed to Bubby, "I can't go on..."

Always eager to help, Bubby offered "Hair Despair" some high-tech, super scientific, mensa-level advice: HAIR GROWS BACK. In fact, Bubby noted, even while "HD" was writing this very letter, her hair was growing. Not only that, Bubby said, "you will have a long tale to report to friends about what happened to your hair in France."

Nearly a year later, we just have to know: Still Hair Despair? Or Quite Contraire?

Hello Bubby,

When I wrote to you asking for help that was a year ago and I was quite upset about my awful haircut. But now a couple months later I am very HAPPPYYY :D

My hair is quite long now and I love it :)

I just had highlights put in my hair last week which I love and have gotten many compliments about :)

I realized I was being a bit stupid about my hair when it wasn't really even that bad. It was quite nice. I may get it cut again. So I am very happy now with my hair and I won't be sending any more letters of help to you :D

Thank you for getting back in touch.
--Hair Happy

Thanks for writing!
links to this post

Links to this post:



I once got a bad haircut, during my winter break at college. It was so bad and short. When it was time to go back to school I cried and cried, for like a day straight. My mom felt so bad for me that she bought me all these barrettes and I used them to keep my hair pulled back and pinned down till it started to grow back. And I was 19! So, some things never change...

By Blogger sesame seed, at 9:57 PM  

you cried because of your hair and you were 19???? you were going to college, learning about the world, and what goes on it, and you cried because your hair was too short? do you realize what goes on in the world today?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:44 AM  

let me are american?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:45 AM  

Post a Comment

"Help Me, Bubby!" Disclaimer
By submitting a letter to this website, you grant Help Me, Bubby! permission to publish it on this site or elsewhere including print publications. Your letter will only include an anonymous signature that you provide or that we use to substitute for your real name. Your email address will never be included or distributed. Due to the large number of letters received, there is no guarantee that a letter will be responded to. Any information or advice given at Help Me, Bubby! is not intended to provide an alternative to professional medical treatment or to replace the advice or services of a physician or psychiatrist. Neither Bubby nor her granddaughters are professional therapists or medical experts. If you have any serious medical or mental problem, please consult a professional. Although all this advice is offered lovingly from the heart and in good spirit, we are not responsible in any way for your decision to accept or reject the advice or the results thereafter.

Powered by Blogger Logo

Click to learn more about Bubby's book

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.

Bald and oblivious
Denim diagnosis
Girls are weird
Halloween ideas
I smell him from here
I'm gonna marry you
How to meet a man
Nerds go far
Political predictions
Sloppy spouse
Tastes like chicken

Voted "Blog Of Note" on (2003)
4-star Review from The Weblog Review (1.5.04)
Voted "Blog Of The Day" by The Blog Hunter
Voted "Blog Of The Day" by
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)

Bubby on itunes
Holding Myself Back
Where's My Glory?
End Of The World
17 And Pregnant
The Other Woman
Grandma Troubles

Other Jewish Bloggers:
80-year old Millie
Nice Jewish Doctor
Send us your links!

Creative Commons License
All content and images
on this website are
licensed under a
Creative Commons License.