Thursday Memories – Me and Nance



This is my friend Nance and me. The photo was taken in the late ’80s. Nance is one of the few people I’ve kept in touch with since high school. Still do, too.


Nance has been on my mind a lot lately, as her mom passed away earlier this month. Mrs. L. was ill for some time, and I know that was hard on her and her family. She was a swell lady. Both Nance’s parents were alright. I know losing loved ones is part of life, and something we will all experience. But that knowledge does nothing to make it any easier.


On a completely different note, check out my leisure wear shown above. Honestly – I don’t know what to tell ya.

Thursday Memories



This photo, from the 80s, shows my past predilection for – gulp – the permanent wave.


Yes – I used to endure the toxic fumes of harsh chemicals, all for a little body in my hair. And it worked. It also burned my scalp from time to time. And the smell was horrible. But the end result? Curls!


It’s been decades since I had a permanent and so my hair is bone straight. I’m okay with that, but I can’t lie. When I see a chick with natural curls, I feel envy. And then I smile. The grass may be greener on the other side of the scalp, but at least this head isn’t burned and smelly. And unfortunately, I know of what I speak.