How To Stay Young Forever

When Cutie was a teen, she fell in love with the Fleischer Brothers cartoon creation Betty Boop, so much so that her friends called her by that name. Sassy Betty has remained Cutie’s very favorite character for nearly 80 years, and she often wears her Betty sweatshirt and matching baseball hat with pride. She was wearing these items and raving about her lifelong love for Betty Boop in a video on her blog (/bettyboop) when spotted by Betty Boop’s licensing agents NJ Croce, who kindly offered to send Cutie a couple of Betty Boop goodies as a thank you. As she unpacked the package, Cutie hinted that her eternal youthful glow just might have something to do with her love for the cartoon cutie! Has our Cutie found the fountain of youth? Tune in and see for yourself.

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Adventures in Listening

Recently, we’ve noticed that Cutie’s hearing aids weren’t quite doing their job. While Cutie’s initial reply to the problem was “So what? You can yell,” we’d really rather not. It was time for a recalibration, so off she went to the audiologist for testing. After a couple of weeks she got a refurbished pair of hearing aids, and discovered the delights of overhearing whispers for the first time in ages. Let’s tag along as she gets the lay of the land of her new sonic horizons.

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Ask Grandma Anything: How To Get Over A Passionate Love?

Sadie writes:

Dear Cutie,

On June 16, 2006, my whole world changed when I met the love of my life. We were so passionate with each other that we had to limit our actual physical contact. When I accepted in my heart the hugeness of my love for him I told him so. He appreciated my feelings but said I was too old for him (I am 5 years older). After that I distanced myself from him but my feelings and passion for him has never waivered. It’s clear we will never be together or marry. He has moved on. I have not. I wish I would stop thinking about him, watching him from afar, and sending him messages of love. I want to find a new love as powerful as that one. What should I do? Why am I so devoted to
this shadow?

Cutie replies:

Dear Sadie,

First loves are hard to forget. You will always remember him. However, there’s a lot of fish in the ocean. Open your heart and I’m sure you are going to find someone equally as exciting as he is. Forty years later, you’ll still remember. But you have to meet somebody new. Give them a chance. I am sure that if you keep your heart open you’re going to find more people than you know what to do with. Just give yourself a chance.

Good luck to you, keep us posted!

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