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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Long hair

For this week's Sepia Saturday, we have a "long haired maiden" to inspire us.

Come over to see what other folks have thought their archives might be somehow linked to this photo...HERE.  Check out the names at the bottom of that page, as well as some interesting comments...and please, add your own old pics that might (or might not) be on theme.  (Notice, next week there's an open theme.  I hope you'll join us!)

In the early 80s my son Marty had long hair, as did his younger brother, Russ (on swing).  Towheaded guy with head turned away is their cousin, with much shorter hair.

But wait, long haired children existed waaaay back.  Here's my father as a child.  He was born in 1914, but I have no idea how old he was here.  2-3 years maybe? 

And I may not have really long hair, but here's a pic of it being flung around...as well as Marty's long locks in the foreground.  At that point my sister had longer hair than I did, and she was holding my baby, Tai, who was practically bald before he was one.

My long hair when I was around 38.  Tai had blond curls, and it didn't get much longer than depicted here when he was 3 or 4, at least while he lived with me!

Here's Tai's big brother, Russ, when he was in 3rd grade in the 70s.  

Sorry this is so faded, but this is Russ when he was around 4, also with long blond curly locks.

William,  (son of Marty) has enjoyed long hair off and on (more on than off) for many of our visits.  Of course I've had the fun of playing with colors in my hair, as this shows my 2011 red era.

My ex-husband had a time when he wore a headband to keep his long hair out of his eyes, can you say 70s?  I don't have a picture of that.

Cayenne, my oldest granddaughter, shows off her learners permit, so she is going to be driving all over the place soon.  Her hair is generally about this long.

My other 3 granddaughters' hairs are sometimes long, but never extreme.  Audrey wears her's tucked back for gymnastics.  Caroline has wonderful brown hair which is also pinned back in prep for her recorder concert.  Kate's was pinned up special for her part in a cousin's wedding. 

Cousins as flower girl and ring boy in wedding
  And their parents, Russ and Michelle, are pretty conservative in hairstyles these days. (Note, ring boy is their nephew.)  Do scroll back to see Russ' curly blond locks shown eating watermelon!

Barbara's hair is pretty long today, but has become so thin that I always wear it braided or pinned up in one way or another.   Unless I'm primping for my new mirror.


Kristin said...

I just read your birth account and am relieved to see that whatever disaster is about to strike, Marty made it through. And had long hair at one point!

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Yes Kristin...Marty just turned 50 and is going strong. I probably have a jaded view of my own part in these events, thinking (finally) of my own falabilities. When I was 22 I thought I knew everything.

La Nightingail said...

Well your boys were right in style with their long hair in the 70s, & you were a good mom to let them keep it that way. Some parents had a real issue with male long hair back then, but my 'mantra' has always been "Don't sweat the small stuff." & it worked well for me through all sorts of kids-growing-up stuff . . . like girls wanting to wear all black. Like all fads, they eventually fade away into 'normalcy' - most of the time.

Bob Scotney said...

My wife had long blonde hair before we were married in 1958. My daughter has had long hair for many years but using her pictures was forbidden.

Jo Featherston said...

One big advantage of longer hair is that it can be pinned back or up into elegant styles, either for everyday or for special occasions. With short hair there's not the same options.

Postcardy said...

I am surprised that so many men still have long hair. It would have unthinkable when I was a child.

Alan Burnett said...

A tour around the family with hair as a guide : love it.

Mike Brubaker said...

A neat set of locks long and short. I think hair style and specifically hair length in old photos are a great way to date when they were taken.

Tattered and Lost said...

That is some fancy schmancy mirror! Did you make it? It's great fun.