A Slippery Slope

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAYesterday we got a friendly new arrival at the Hideaway. Out of love and over time, people will do odd things to their little friends. Take this little girl, for instance. At some point over her life, something must have happened to her wig. Perhaps it wore away. After all, mohair can be fragile. Perhaps it was cut beyond repair. One never knows!

In any case, someone’s solution was to take some synthetic wig hair and glue it to this girl’s head. They then made a center part with a bobby pin. I don’t mind! After all, it was done out of love and an effort to make the doll pretty and comfortable and not bald.

However! With this dry Iowa air, her hair (and I’m sorry, I haven’t learnt her name yet) was floating all over the place. I took a rubber band and secured her hair – until a “new” old wig could be found for her – behind her head in a bun.

Something about this new ‘do looked familiar…









Complete with tangled knot in the back!


This looks just like the back of my head!

I call it “The Castaway Affect” based on what happened to Tom Hanks’ character in the movie, “Castaway.”


        IN THE BEGINNING:                                                                  FIVE YEARS LATER:








You come to a small town looking one way, but eventually, over time…well. The townsfolk are like family! Plus, if you are a trifle hermit-like and rarely set foot out of doors…Sometimes I will catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror and, “Oh. Oh, dear…”

Now I try and at least put on lipstick when I’m out and about. I occasionally even run a brush through my hair!

If I could only lose weight, as Tom’s character did…I’m working on it! Happy Friday Eve Day!

4 Commentsto A Slippery Slope

  1. Jennifer Trenary says:

    Shelby calls it a “Bessie”…a messy bun. 🙂 You are in style and you didn’t even know it!

  2. Jane Agle says: