Sarah Corvinstein, founder of the U.L.A.B, led a life she herself described as "fine."
Famous for her sighing and grimacing, she raised six boys, all of them gay. She was known among her peers for her simultaneous marriages to two useless men and for her expansive hips. Also, she founded an organization for women that exists to this day.
Sarah was one of several children in the busy Corvinstein home. She later remembered little of her childhood, apart from her father's constant rabbinical chatter. It was from him that she learned to disagree with everything. Sam Edelman, a young man she had gotten to know while feeding pigeons, proposed one day in 1916, somewhat on a lark. Knowing her character, he was mildly pleased when she replied "Alright." Her father paused in the middle of a particularly baroque discussion to disapprove of this union. Sam quickly changed his name to Corvinstein, and the Rebbe, fairly senile by then, more or less assumed Sam was one of his sons. Soon thereafter, the good Rebbe stumbled across Hyman Spotnitz, who astounded Corvinstein with his willingness to listen to and agree with what even the Rebbe himself recognized as the demented blathering of an old fool. He brought Hyman home, grabbed the first daughter in sight, and proclaimed she should marry him. Sarah responded, "Alright."
After her second wedding, Sarah, Sam and Hyman moved to an apartment on Riverside Drive. Sarah appreciated her new home, but quickly grew to dislike both of her husbands. Cross about the husbands' growing appetite for circular arguments, and the fact that one of them had gotten her pregnant again, she threw them and their malodorous friends (who had sullied her favorite antimacassars) from the Riverside apartment.
J.M.R.G. historians have long clung to the shreds of evidence of meetings spearheaded by the Corvinstein husbands. Sarah maintained that these were nothing more than loose gatherings of men testing the limits of their lactose intolerance.
Much has been written about the importance of the U.L.A.B., but its inception belies its current significance. Sarah merely set out to find other women who had multiple husbands who lacked any demonstrable skills. Finding few qualified members, she settled on expanding the group to such wives of single husbands, and membership flourished. Meetings were held in her Riverside apartment, catered chiefly by her sons, until her death in 1962.