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CaraLynn
January 11th, 2009, 08:51 PM
Yes, yes it IS hair related! However if it would be better in a different forum, mods, please move!

My great grandmother had floor length hair. One day, she had just washed her hair and was sitting on the porch combing it out when a man stopped by to see her father on business. He said he saw her hair and fell in love with her. :) At this time she was engaged to soon be married to another man, but my great grandfather swept her off her feet, she married him, and they lived happily ever after.
And all cause of her hair.....*sigh*.

intothemist1999
January 11th, 2009, 09:32 PM
Awwww, that's sweet!! Thanks for sharing! :flower:

ReddishRocks
January 11th, 2009, 09:45 PM
Thanks for sharing!!! Hair love stories are the best. :)

My now-husband says that my hair was one of the things that first attracted him to me (of course, he told me that only AFTER I totally butched it back in '99, but hey... it grew back!).

squiggyflop
January 11th, 2009, 10:04 PM
thats cute.. thanks for sharing..

sahiba
January 11th, 2009, 10:13 PM
Sooo Sweet. :inlove: How Romantic.

Kleis
January 11th, 2009, 10:48 PM
That reminds me of a poem I vaguely recalled from somewhere... I just looked it up online from a line I remember. (Ain't Google great? The author is Elise Maclay.)

Preserve me from the
occupational therapist, God. She means well,
but I'm too busy to make baskets.
I want to relive a day in July when Sam and I
went berrying. I was eighteen; my hair was long
and thick, and I braided it and wound it round
my head so it wouldn't get caught on the briars.
But when we sat in the shade to rest,
I unpinned it, and it came tumbling down.
And Sam proposed.
I'm sure it wasn't fair to use my hair to make
him fall in love with me, but it turned out to be
a good marriage... oh, here she comes, the
therapist with scissors and paste.
"Would you like to decoupage?"
"No," I say. "I haven't got the time."
"Nonsense," she says. "You're going
to live a long, long time."
That's not what I mean; I mean that all my life
I've been doing things for people, with people.
I have to catch up on my thinking and feeling.

(There's more to it, but this was the section I remembered all these years.)

Copasetic
January 11th, 2009, 11:00 PM
That's such a sweet story! Thanks for sharing.

saoriiroas
January 12th, 2009, 12:10 AM
Thanks for sharing, that is a really sweet story.

Ryanne
January 12th, 2009, 12:43 AM
Thanks for sharing, what a sweet story! :flower:

Citrine
January 12th, 2009, 01:26 AM
:crush: What a great story *sighs dreamily*
I loved the poem excerpt too, and will have to look up that author!

Teazel
January 12th, 2009, 01:28 AM
Love the story, love the poem. :crush:

jojo
January 12th, 2009, 04:59 AM
aw thats a cute story, i guess you could say ' love was in the hair' that day!!

Nat242
January 12th, 2009, 05:04 AM
What a lovely story - though I find myself a little sad for the man your great grandma was originally going to marry. I guess it all worked out for the best in the end, though!

30isthenewblack
January 12th, 2009, 05:48 AM
aw thats a cute story, i guess you could say ' love was in the hair' that day!!

That is a beautiful story. JoJo you never fail to impress me with your hair puns. You're so clever :p

mellie
January 12th, 2009, 06:35 AM
Wow!! What a beautiful story!

AutumnLeaves
January 12th, 2009, 06:54 AM
What a wonderful family story to hold close to your heart. I wish you had a pic of your gran's hair; I'll just bet it was stunning! And I also loved Kleis' remembered narrative. What a nice image that evokes.

Fencai
January 12th, 2009, 08:29 AM
that is sooo totally cute and romantic!!!!

Johanna64
January 12th, 2009, 08:37 AM
What a sweet story :inlove:
I wish I could see her hair!!

Sherri
January 12th, 2009, 08:38 AM
Isn't love grand!!!

Leabhar
January 12th, 2009, 04:53 PM
That's such a great story! Thank you for sharing it--it gave me a lift for the day. :)

HairColoredHair
January 12th, 2009, 05:05 PM
That's sweet...

Feel badly about the other guy though... did he turn out all right?

mommy101405
January 12th, 2009, 05:07 PM
What a lovely story - though I find myself a little sad for the man your great grandma was originally going to marry. I guess it all worked out for the best in the end, though!


I was thinking the same thing :). Although it is a very romantic story.

WritingPrincess
January 12th, 2009, 06:03 PM
:crush: Oh, what a romantic story. Complete with floor-length hair! <tries to figure out how long it will take to get to floor length, or at least knee> <dreams>