Help Me, Bubby!

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Reader Update:
On July 25, 2005, we posted a letter to Bubby from a woman who called herself, "From the Old Continent". She herself was a young 25, and was living in Brussels with her boyfriend/potential husband. Despite her success in love, she was having no such luck with her career. Her parents were encouraging her to take a job in Paris, in a position that she felt didn't fit her "adequation or experience." She said to Bubby, "I am afraid my parents will resent me if I don't accept, but they'll think I declined because my boyfriend is living in Brussels and not in Paris."

Bubby was most encouraging, assuring her that no job was worth getting up in the morning just to feel miserable. And in terms of the boy, Bubby advised, "Don't worry about your boyfriend. If you really love one another, distance will not make a difference. There are many ways to communicate - calls, travel and when the time is right, you can plan a wedding."

Well, enough time has passed and we wanted to know: Is our writer a bachelorette in Brussels, or a professional in Paris?

Dear Bubby,

Here is an update on my current situation. I was a French girl in love with a Belgian guy. I was living with him in Brussels and didn't know if I should stay there with him (with very little job opportunities) or go back in France to look for a job (with very few moments to share with him because of the distance).

I'm happy to say I'm still in love with my Belgian guy, he's fantastic and we're planning to get married in a few months. I'm currently in France, training for a job as a civil servant and that's very gratifying (and a good pay). My boyfriend has stayed in Brussels for the time I'm training but we see each other on week-ends, we call each other nearly every day, and are using a webcam to see each other a bit more.

And this is working, because we made it work, with lots of patience and love.

Thanks for your nice advice to me when I asked for it. It was useful and helped me a lot. I'll send you another update for the wedding.

Hugs and kisses,
From the Old Continent

Thanks for the update!


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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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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)
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