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Debbie Sharp Loeb, teacher by training but full-time mom to a disabled son, craftsperson, bead artist, great cook, creative homemaker & terrific spotter of cool new products for everything under the sun, presents Hodgepodge: recipes, household hints, stories about children, friends & relatives, cool stuff, music, & much more.
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Friday, March 10, 2006

Locks of Love



As the story goes, back when I was just a little more that three years old, my mother took me for my first haircut. I looked at the beauticians in their white uniforms, as they wore back then, and would have no part of it! She brought me back home, took pictures, braided my hair, and then cut off the braids. They stayed in a long Arnold Constable's necklace box, labeled in faint pencil, "Cut Debbie's hair April 4, 1955 3 yrs 2", for over 50 years.
I finally put the pictures and braids together and now have a loving memory of the time and care my mother took to record this special moment.

Copyright © 2006 Deborah Sharp Loeb

If you have long hair you'd like to donate to be made into wigs for financially disadvantaged children ages 18 years old and younger that have hair loss due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, go to:
http://www.locksoflove.org/
There you can download a donation form and find out all the information. Don't have hair to donate? There are other ways you can help.
(The minimum length is ten inches. My braids were only eight.)

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Debbie - I love the way you were able to arrange your pictures and
braids & to think you kept them all these years! If only I had more wall space!!

10:57 PM  
Blogger Sr George said...

Debbie,

Something like your braids are a real treasure. I had a mom that saved thing, too. It is really special when you find them.

6:20 PM  

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