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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

The Lydster Part 19: Give Me a Head with Hair

A few months back, my wife Carol says to me, "What should we do about Lydia’s hair?" I, being a new age, sensitive guy, said, "Huh?" I mean, it’s "girl’s hair." I was never a girl. How would I know?

What I DID know was that my sisters used to have their hair straightened when they were little with a hot comb. Judging by their howls, this was an...uncomfortable thing to go through. And it smelled, some gag-inducing stench. Then, styles (most fortunately) changed and they each ended up with a natural ‘do.

So, I’m thinking, I liked the modified ‘fro Lydia seems to have developed.

I figure she'd grow it until it hit Angela Davis proportions:

Then one day, at her new daycare, the girls were having ponytails done. Not wanting Lydia to feel left out, one of her caretakers did Lydia’s hair, so that it looked like this:

Then, soon after, like this:

And yes, we told her not to sit that way. Right after the picture was taken. Looks kinda Princess Leia to me.

So the process continues, as it were. I suppose we could solve the problem this way:

Happy 19 months, Lydia. I love you.


Anonymous said...

She is so cute! So BIG! Wow, I've been gone a long time. I love the Princess Leia look. (Did I spell that right?)

I too am having much fun watching the chaos in the White House.

Give your sweethearts a hug for me... Hope you are all doing well.


Anonymous said...

I loved the photos of your daughter! She is absolutely beautiful!! I loved the different hair styles!!! I read some of the other information at your site. A couple of months ago, I read an article regarding people who have made a difference in the world who were of Scottish heritage. In the article, Rosa Parks was listed as one of the people. Apparently, her grandfather or great-grandfather was of Scottish descent. I found this very interesting if it was correct. Now the librarian in you can "verify it". Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

....lydia is your CLONE... i bet she
is smart as a WHIP too ...
she LOOKS smart ... she sure is
daddy's little girl !

Anonymous said...

Oh Lydia, oh Lydia, say, have you met Lydia?
Lydia The Tattooed Lady.
She has eyes that folks adore so,
and a torso even more so.
Lydia, oh Lydia, that encyclo-pidia.
Oh Lydia The Queen of Tattoo.
On her back is The Battle of Waterloo.
Beside it, The Wreck of the Hesperus too.
And proudly above waves the red, white, and blue.
You can learn a lot from Lydia!

When her robe is unfurled she will show you the world,
if you step up and tell her where.
For a dime you can see Kankakee or Paree,
or Washington crossing The Delaware.

Oh Lydia, oh Lydia, say, have you met Lydia?
Lydia The Tattooed Lady.
When her muscles start relaxin',
up the hill comes Andrew Jackson.
Lydia, oh Lydia, that encyclo-pidia.
Oh Lydia The Queen of them all.
For two bits she will do a mazurka in jazz,
with a view of Niagara that nobody has.
And on a clear day you can see Alcatraz.
You can learn a lot from Lydia!

Come along and see Buffalo Bill with his lasso.
Just a little classic by Mendel Picasso.
Here is Captain Spaulding exploring the Amazon.
Here's Godiva, but with her pajamas on.

Here is Grover Whelan unveilin' The Trilon.
Over on the west coast we have Treasure Isle-on.
Here's Nijinsky a-doin' the rhumba.
Here's her social security numba.

Lydia, oh Lydia, that encyclo-pidia.
Oh Lydia The Champ of them all.
She once swept an Admiral clear off his feet.
The ships on her hips made his heart skip a beat.
And now the old boy's in command of the fleet,
for he went and married Lydia!

I said Lydia...
(He said Lydia...)
They said Lydia...
We said Lydia, la, la!

Roger Owen Green said...

I've heard that one. In fact i blogged about it one of those 26th of the month pieces I wrote.

Anonymous said...

And how beautiful she is – no matter what her hair style is! She’s bound to change it around anyway to suit her moods…that’s why “I enjoy being a girl..” (Flower Drum Song)

Hope things are going well your way…we missed you in Baltimore!


Anonymous said...

Hi, Rog!
It was fun to see pictures of Lydia and to read some of your "ramblin's".
I miss ya!
~ Dort