Thursday, February 20, 2014

Back in Time - Golden Curls

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.


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

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

  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.

  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!

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

  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!

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

  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:(

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


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