Creator of Balabusta Diaries
WHAT'S THE BALABUSTA PROJECT ABOUT?
Ever since I can remember, my Mom, Grandmother and others, would talk about how a particular woman was a real Balabusta. And now, you too, can contribute your Balabusta Stories. Further details in a moment. At a young age, I learned that being called a Balabusta was an honor. A Balabusta is a woman who is not only a great Homemaker, Mom, Wife, Grandmother, Bubbie, Cook, Baker or Seamstress — she is also a woman of valor and a motivator.
My Grandma Ida was a true Balabusta like so many other amazing women. She knew how to cook, how to make every grandchild feel special . . . (We all knew we her favorite!) Grandma Ida knew amazing ways of making everything perfect plus she knew easy and ingenious ways of keeping a home clean. More on that at a later date.
A Balabusta can be the family glue, the one who helps to hold everything together. A Balabusta may be all or some of the above plus have additional admirable talents and important insights to share. It’s time for us to tell those special stories about Balabustas everywhere.
Some ideas for categories include:
- Family traditions
- Historical tidbits
- Unforgettable recipes
- Family legends
- Jewish legacies
- Amazing chronicles
- Letters written during wartime
- Incredible experiences of strength and determination
- Not-to-be forgotten anecdotes
- Dealing with adversity
- Favorite quotes
- Sisterhood stories and the balabusta(s) behind them
- Handling delicate situations — family and otherwise
- Humor that saved the day
- Undeniable wisdom & other memories
You may have many stories to tell about one Balabusta, or stories to tell about many Balabustas. You may submit as many stories, recipes, anecdotes, quotes and other interesting items as you’ d like. And, you can give a title to each submission . . . like “Grandma Sallie’s Best Brisket” . . . “Aunt Bea and the Day We’ll Never Forget” . . . “Sophie’s Secret for Cleaner Floors . . . Everyone will be given credit for what they write or submit.
Some of you may want to submit pictures of yourself or your Balabusta for inclusion in the Balabusta project. A special panel will review what is submitted and selected for inclusion this project. Please be sure to include a creative title for your short story.
Please share The Balabusta Project with others and send them our link www.Balabusta.com so they too will know about Balabusta and want to contribute a story too. Please submit your stories on or before December 1, 2022. If you need an extension, just email Linda@Balabusta.com or call 239-777-1776 and we’ll be glad to grant you one.
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