|Hazel's First Grade Photo|
My Aunt Carrie had demonstrated to my mother how to use plain old rags to roll my hair at night so that by the next morning I would have gorgeous curls.
Aunt Carrie encouraged Mom to try her new beauty technique on me. Sure enough the next morning there were curls, but fuzzy was more like it.
Perhaps my mother did not know the proper cosmetology brushing techniques, so frizzy it was.
Off I went to school happy with my new hair do, and when the teacher announced that we were going to have our pictures taken - - that was exciting news.
“Line up and we will go one at a time to have our photos taken” were our instructions.
The photographer asked us to stand with our toes at a chalk mark on the floor, and his words were, “Now give us a nice smile.”
Recently I had lost my two front teeth, but I gave him the loveliest grin that I could.
That day as I went home for my lunch I told my mother that we had our pictures taken for our First grade class that morning.
Mom was horrified, and exclaimed, that she wished they would have let her know in advance, and she would not have frizzed my hair.
Because at that age, I was happy go lucky so all the fuss about looks did not bother me in the least.
When the pictures were ready we purchased one that showed my entire class in small squares on an 8 ½ x 11 page. In later years as I viewed them, I had to chuckle a bit.
No doubt my folks were offered a selection of photos with just me, but they declined.
That was the last time my mother beautified me with rag curls.
Her next endeavor was to give me a Toni Home Permanent, but with my fine hair, the frizzy results were the same.
I am reminded that God counts the very hairs on our head. He doesn’t seem to care if our hair is straight, curly or frizzy. He loves us regardless of our outward appearance.
Perhaps that is because He is looking at our heart, and not at our hair.
If you are interested in trying rag curls for a softer look you might enjoy viewing Carli’s blog at: http://www.simplynotable.com/2012/vintage-rag-curls-updated/
Carli’s pattern for rag curls you will discover HERE
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