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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Mama was Always Right.

One Saturday afternoon, hen is was around 5 or 6 years old (I know I was around that age because we were living in Toombs County at the time) Mama decided I needed a hair cut.  Worse than that she decided she was going to give it to me.  She stood me on a chair in the living room and started clipping.  Then Nell (my oldest sister) came in and told her she was doing it wrong.  They started this long discussion about how it should be done.  Mama kept saying “You do it this way.” And her hands were showing what she meant.  She was zig zagging  her hand in the air indicating that you cut hair in a zig zag fashion!  Nell kept saying “No, you do it this way.” She was demonstrating a straight line.

The next thing I knew they were trying to prove their points by clipping little bits of hair.  Before you knew my head was just a big old mess.

I don’t remember where Daddy was but he got home and saw my head and said “Go get in the car.”  I don’t think he even said a word to anyone else.  I got in the car and he took me to town.  We drove by every beauty shop in town and since it was a Saturday and getting late in the evening they were all closed.  So he took me to a barber shop and had my hair cut.  The barber did the best he could and it did look a lot better.  But that was the shortest haircut I’ve ever had!  I almost looked like a boy.  And I have often wondered why Mama thought you’d cut someone’s hair in a zig zag?!  I do know why she wouldn’t listen to Nell...Mama was always right

20 Mule Team Borax Review & Give Away

Borax provided a free box of 20 Mule Team Borax so I could review it.  However, all of my opinions expressed here are my own.  They also sent me coupons to pass on to my readers for a free box.  Borax is a key ingredient to homemade laundry detergent, this could be a good way to score a free box. 

I tried the box they sent me and while I really can’t tell that my clothes were any cleaner when I added it to my laundry but what I did notice was the smell.  I have never had my clothes smell so clean without hanging them on the clothesline (which I really haven’t been doing much of because of a little thing called WINTER).  I associate fresh smell with clean so I guess my clothes were cleaner than normal.  The smell doesn’t smell like perfume, it just smells clean and fresh. 

The drawing will take place on March 7th.  Winners will be posted on March 8th.  Leave a comment on this post to be entered in the drawing.  When I post the winners, the winners can then email me their mailing address so I can send them their coupon for a free box of 20 Mule Team Borax.  Good Luck!