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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday Scribblings "Nearly"

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This weeks Sundays Scribblings prompt is " Nearly"

Nearly fifty five and I am still learning things about my deceased mother. As we all know Liz Taylor passed away recently. While another blogger made a commentary on Liz’s marriages and generous nature I was most struck by the  tube video  below!
 
Over the years my mother always seemed a bit outdated with her Hairstyles. It frustrated my brother and I since she was a hairdresser. In his effort to convince her to change hairstyles, I remember him telling her about attractive  women he spotted from behind who he thought were much younger because of their updated hair and clothing.  It was only when the women turned around he noted they were  moms age.

Mom tended to get a hairstyle and stick with it too long. Many of her customers were the same. As young adults both bro and I opted to get our own hairdressers. I’m sure  Mom was relieved  because she could never please us fashion wise. She was already doing all her relatives for free and had little interest in doing hair by then. She never commented on our hair either way once we switched beauticians.

Looking back at photos, mom was an  adorable young woman with fashionable outfits, and cute stylish hair.  Many of which I now see were fashioned after Ms. Taylor.  I see almost every hairstyle mom ever had in this video. Wow you learn something everyday.



11 comments:

Lisa said...

A lovely tribute to your mom. Thanks for sharing!

Catherine Denton said...

I love moments like these when we discover something about our loved ones we never saw before. Wonderful post!
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oldegg said...

Looking at pictures of one's mother after many years you see so much more than you did when you were younger. It is great to observe and appreciate them even now they are no longer with us. Great post.

Cynthia M said...

What a beautiful tribute...I love it when I find something new about someone I love and really enjoyed your post, thankyou for sharing.

jaerose said...

What a lovely reminiscence of your mother..the photos were wonderful too..Jae

Linda Jacobs said...

Your collage looks just like the one I did of my mom for her funeral. This post brought a lump to my throat.

Donna said...

If only we knew then....
Great post!

Janet said...

Your mom was a beautiful woman....she had a great smile.

Loved seeing the video of all the different looks of Elizabeth Taylor.

judie said...

That was a sweet post about your mom. How cool that you now see that she was fashionable after all, just like Liz Taylor. She would love this, I think!

Linda May said...

Mum is never just Mum, there are all sorts of depths and experiences that we as their children never discover.

Lucy said...

As I clicked the collage and looked at all those styles, i got chills! I had this feeling that your mom was looking at them with me! (NO I am NOT drinking while typing!) VERY moving post giggs! Your Mom is beautiful. I especially love the pic ( top right) with her chin on her shoulder and that great head of what i imagine are pin curls! Just stunning! Always wished i was part of that era! xox hugs

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