Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Legacy of Big Blond Hair


I have been a rebel since my teens. My entire family has big hair.

My mother had big blond hair up until the time of her death. My aunt (mom's sister) at age 87 still has big blond hair. I have three sisters (all natural brunets) with varying shades of highlighted big blond hair. My daughter has big blond hair. My grandchildren all have big blond hair, save one. (She has big brunet hair.)

Mom hailed from Oklahoma. I think I have never seen an Oklahoma woman with small hair. (For that matter, I'm not sure I've seen any small-haired Texas women either.)

For a lot of years, I too had big hair. Then about 20 years ago, I decided "enough"! I got my hair cut short enough to be almost called a crew cut. My family was outraged. Every one of these woman said "What have you done, Linda?" "What were you thinking?" They were dismayed at my choice to go to small hair.

Okay, it's been twenty years. Maybe I'll grow my hair out for the last chapters in my life. I kind of like the deathbed scene with the big blond hair spilling gently out on the pillow. Oh, and the nightgown with the built in bra. Must not forget that!

20 comments:

  1. Yeah, I'm feeling fine. But I'm just sayin...

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  2. I'm just glad any hair spilling out on the pillow right now is my husband's, not mine. But the nightgown, now that's another story!

    Linda, your comments crack me up!!!

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  3. Alyssa, ummm, why is your husband's hair spilling out on the pillow?

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  4. I went to short hair, also. I cut it myself. I'm not having a funeral. Just burn me and sink me.
    I wrote about it here

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  5. Aw... you're gonna look HOT on your deathbed, Linda! I have small hair, so I'm so jealous!

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  6. Now, Cat Lady, I have small hair now too. It's going to take a while to "big it out" but I'm not planning on dying for a while so I may have time. Yeah, cute on the deathbed means something to me! All them people standing around saying "Oh look how great she looks dead!"

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  7. Love it. My mom had big hair for a lot of years. Short & big!

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  8. Mine's gonna be long and big Peg. Just wait and see. I'm gonna have downright fat hair! (To go along with my fat head!)

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  9. In jr high and high school I had sky high bleached blond hair. I just wish I had purchased stock in Aqua Net back then.

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  10. Linda, his hair isn't really spilling out on the pillow...it's more like his hairs are SCATTERED all over the pillow...each morning...

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  11. Alyssa, I thought he had long long hair. kinda like Favio or Fabio, you know, that guy!

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  12. Love the BIG hair! From a Northern NY girl who now lives in the South! ;) Great and fun post!

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  13. You look cute with small hair and I am sure you will look good with big!! I want that built in bra too!! I am growing mine out too...it's just easier for me!!

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  14. Gayle, crew cuts are the easiest of all! (It's just that having hair shorter than my husband's makes a little too "butch".) God knows I'm butch enough with a little bit longer hair!

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  15. I like your hair short. I have about 20" of blonde hair that is a tangle to manage at times, but I can't take the leap to cut it. It seems to suit me and I can manage that death scene as a true pre-Raphaelite vixen.

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  16. Linda, you crack me up! lol!! Love you! Plus, not all women would look as good as you with short hair! Loved the death bed comment! :). You go girl! Live in style, go out in style!! lol!

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  17. I'm so glad you are here Gabby! You brighten my day!

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  18. Blackbird, I think you'd be an even prettier deathbed girl than me. In fact, I'm sure of it. Your hair is what I'm striving for. Might take a while (and a miracle).

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