Wednesday, June 14, 2017
When you grow up!
Little known facts:
1. In space, astronauts cannot cry because there is no gravity and tears can't flow.
2. Most lipstick contains fish scales.
3. A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time: 1/100th of a second.
No one can predict what a child from 1-15 will become with much accuracy. One of the family questions that comes up when you meet your Uncles, Aunts or other seniors: What do you want to be when you grow up?
In my early years many boys wanted to be Train Engineers, I wonder how many actually did.
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Kids do some of the dumbest things and expect positive results, because someone older said, “This will work, you have to try it.”
Some girls hated curly hair and wanted it straightened. Others had ‘straight hair and wanted it curly. There were many crazy things tried, different foods or soaking your hair in some wild fruit solution. Some actually had their friends iron their hair for them.
I learned a couple years ago that under a microscope Curly hair is flat and straight hair is round. So no amount of action taken by the individual will change the curl to straight or vice versa permanently.
Ah, my sweet sister Katherine. She hated her freckles. Cousin Bonnie had the same dislike. One day Bonnie learned the ‘SECRET’ to erase freckles. So on a Friday night Bonnie spent the night with us. They had a plan. The process would take 4 hours, something like a mud pack, BUT using fresh ‘cow manure’. These teen age girls were ready to do anything to get rid of the freckles.
When everyone was asleep, the girls had a flashlight and headed to the cow pasture behind our house and found a nice warm pile. They carefully put the manure on each other’s face. Kat and Bonnie both went to sleep while waiting. They overslept. Mama woke them up early Saturday morning.
They jumped and ran out the door to the pump and started pumping wildly. Kat thought the pump would never catch a prime and give water, but it did. They washed up, and rushed to look in a mirror. It did not work. They were embarrassed and disappointed. They couldn’t jump on the girl that had ‘gave them the secret’ because they couldn’t admit they had been so gullible.
Oh well, both eventually lost their freckles (it musta worked! LOL) and turned out to be wonderful ladies. Kat turned out to be one of the most precious people in the world.
Ever wish you hadn't done that?
One never knows, does one?