Thursday, February 20, 2014

Back in Time - Golden Curls

Richard
approx. 1939
near Pavillion, WY
In the top drawer of a five-drawer chest in my Mother's bedroom was a pink envelope, and tucked inside that envelope were golden curls, flattened by the weight of the drawer's other contents. The curls were something that she treasured - the curls of her second-born son, Richard.

I never did discover why Rich had long hair as a child because my oldest brother did not have long hair.

Rich's hair turned from gold to dark brown as he aged. I wish I knew what happened to the pink envelope and the golden curls that had been treasured so dearly by my Mother for years.

9 comments:

  1. It's always hard to cut off those baby curls.

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  2. Would be interesting to know why she saved them and what happened to them.

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  3. I agree with Wool Winder; it's hard to cut off curls. I think I cut my curly-haired son's hair less frequently than my straight-haired son's, just because the curls were so pretty.

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  4. Hi Is too cute to be a little boy!!! Natural curls amaze me. Zach's hair was stick straight and al's wavy but no curls!

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  5. Oh my, look at those blond curls!! He sure had beautiful hair as a child. This is such a cute picture.

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  6. He is so cute! I have a picture very much like it of my youngest son. I used to love to drag it out to show to his girlfriends. He hated it when I did that. Have you asked Richard where the picture is? Heehee!

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  7. Sentimental value. I have my dad's shoes somewhere. I wonder what I should do with them?

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  8. I enjoyed that photo! I can see why your Mother kept the curls..I bet it was a difficult day for her the day they were cut off:(

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  9. Maybe your mom just could bear to cut off those adorable curls.

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