I was born in the south. I live in the south and will die in the south. This is only a small part of the memories I share.
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Writer's note: Seriously. This video relates to this hub and to honor the Cowsills with their hit, "Hair," released in 1969. I was 16. Thanks, Kenneth.
This Hub is About Women's Hair . . .so . . .
A lot has been said over the many years about women's figure, weight, height, voice, talent, legs, and on it goes. Some people who love to either criticize or slam women probably has no job today to speak of. This is of course, is sad, but why pick on women? Don't they have enough on their shoulders? Yes. I surely sound a lot like an editorialist, but who cares? I do. And I count in the 332,987,277 folks as of Sunday, July 11, 2021, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data. What a burden to get off my chest.
Wow! I had to reach the U.N. to get some valuable background to prove that I am as free to speak my mind as much as the next citizen and I'm not being the least bit arrogant. In past hubs, I have talked in length about women and their trials as well as triumphant milestones, and I am behind the women of our country as well as Europe because we are not living in the Stone Age or Gilded Age, a span of time after the 19th century when the capitalist: Commodore Vanderbilt; John D. Rockefeller; The Melons who controlled all of the money in our nation.
On top of that, child labor was being started, Naturalized American Indians as well as Blacks were not allowed to attend white schools and teachers had to help build schools near the reservations so the children could be educated, and the Blacks were on their own. To say that this era was awful has to be "the" worst time for Blacks to live in America. I would elaborate on both, the Indians and Blacks, but I would get too angry and have to quit.
Back to women's hair. What female celebrity pops into your mind when you hear the term, "beautiful hair?" Me? I always see the voluptuous Linda "Wonder Woman" Carter every time. There is just something about this woman that every red-blooded male loves to see in person or on the TV screen. Her hair always looks like she has stepped from the city's most-famous hair salon. Honest.
But another close second (to me) is Farrah Fawcett--(born Farrah Leni Fawcett; February 2, 1947 – June 25, 2009) . Her break-out role was "Kelly," a female private eye just like Jacklyn Smith and Kate Jackson. The storyline went like this . . .This "Charlie," a rich, persuasive private eye who had numerous agencies world-wide, had hired these three girls from the Police Academy and made them his "Angels." Fawcett's second major milestone was the ultra-famous swim suit poster in 1976. And With the Angels and her posters, she always had that hair going top notch. Smith and Jackson did too, but they, (pardon me) could not compete with Fawcett's hair.
Five Reasons About Women's Hair:
⦁ Black is the number one choice color in the world. Red, exists in about 1 percent of the world’s peoples, is the rarest. Blonde comes in a close second, with only 2 percent of the people.
⦁ Hair grows about anywhere on the body, but for the palms in your hands, the soles of your feet, on your lips and mucous membranes.
⦁ Hair is more elastic than you think! Hair pulls up by up to 30% of its original length.
⦁ Ever see a big amount of hair in the drain? That’s normal–we shed between 40 and 150 strands of hair daily.
⦁ What year did it become popular to color hair? In 1950, only about 7% of females colored their hair, now in 2015, it’s up to about 75%.
There are more hair facts. Here are five that I know that you will like.
Now for some personal time when I was a kid. I was 12. What an awkward age. For boys and girls both, but girls handle puberty a lot more than us males. I would tell you a few puberty-based tales, but maybe in another hub.
TV and I were close friends. I can recall the very first show on TV where the show had a woman co-host. The show was "The Morning Show" with Tom York and Pat Gray March 25, 1940 - December 10, 2020, broadcast from WBRC and the station was prospering. But in this show, York and Gray had a segment about physical exercise. I almost turned away to watch a few cartoons, which I won't name because I have grown weary of writing those "writer's note(s)" at the top of my pieces.
Now York was a male chauvinist through and through. Actually he was the prototype male chauvinist pig, the name that female groups and the anti-male groups called it. I can agree with (some) of their doctrines, but not all. Any way. Grey wore a black leotard while doing exercises and York just lay down on his mat in his dress clothes, but no shoes. In a recent interview, the writer told about Gray saying, "I also presented the weather. Back then there were no TV meteorologists, just pretty women who were called “weather girls” but Pat Gray proved she was more than a pretty face. Pretty honest in my book.
I admit it. They did show me how painful that these exercises could be, but I bore the rest of the show, but my point was about Gray's hairstyle. She had natural blond hair, but wore it in a flip around the bottom of her head and tied a sweat band on top. Even at age 12, I flipped for her. And all guys who watched the show.
So now, and ladies do not read anything into the following "List of Beautiful Women With Beautiful Hair --- These Women Could Wear Burlap and Still Look Great.":
1.) Linda Carter ---- Man, how ignorant I was when I didn't use Carter.
2.) Farrah Fawcett -- no photo in this hub. Technical/graphic problem.
3.) Pat Gray --- no photo in this hub. My fault.
4.) Susan Powter
5.) Kathy Lee Gifford -- no photo in this hub. How I can mess-up?
6.) Cathrine-Zeta Jones -- no photo in this hub, rats!
7.) Meg Ryan (surprise here) -- no photo in this hub.
*Note: I should mention my baby grand daughter, Annabeth and her BFF, Kay-Leigh, but then I would be accused (and for good reason) of using my relative to round-out this list. Thanks, Kenneth.
In this closing segment, I want to talk a bit about majorettes and cheerleaders. We have them in our school system in my hometown, Hamilton, Ala., Our baby grand daughter is even a member of a dance group called "The Key Dancers," and she loves it. If I were a gambler, I would wager $50.00 that she will soon go out for a cheerleader. I am not joking. I've noticed her long blond hair with her "bestie," Kay-Leigh, who also has blond hair. These two girls spend from two to two and a half hours on washing, rinsing, drying, conditioning, and perming their hair before school and each dance routine that they perform.
Which made me feel great that I was not born a female, but a male who now is in the market for hair that I can get welded onto my scalp. One ad on TV says that it will be my hair and not cme off. Wow-eee! Enough about me.
If all of our cheerleaders and majorettes spend the two and a half hours or more preparing their hair for ballgames, then I have no problem. But I am again wagering here that if each of these girls were to just put a silk scarf over their hair when performing . . .they would still look great. It's like my headline . . .it depends on the woman.
As the Cowsills said in their break-out song which I completely-relate to: "Gimme a head with hair . . .long, beautiful hair . . ."
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BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on August 23, 2021:
Leave it to you to come up with these thoughts.
I was actually a majorette in high school.
I must say we never wore a scarf.
Bet your little granddaughter is a cutie.