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My Family Hair

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My Family Hair

I call myself a blonde,,,
Never a redhead, like my sister,
Oh how funny she thinks that is.
Still, another one is brunette like our mother.
My mother was an Irish and Norwegian girl. 
I also have another younger sister who was blonde
Then it also turned brunette like my mother ~ I could 
Never figure that out ~ I of course thought she dyed it. 

Then, there are my three brothers,,, 
Youngest was a sandy blonde, sort of. 
The oldest one was also a sandy blonde.
Who always reminded me of Ricky Nelson.
Then there , "was", my brother Bill, who died.
He was also a redhead like my oldest sister. 
We bumped heads a lot, too much I thought.
 
Then, there is my father, who brought the red hair.
He came from a family line of red haired Scotch/ Irish.             
Oh, yes, then there is my lost sister Shirley - Anne 
Died at six months, from what they called a blue baby.
Mom always said she was a sweet baby and a redhead.
I used to wonder if I was her, in a new body, slightly red.   
  



Jan. 19, 2013   Saturday 4pm 
" inspiration from "Duke Beaufort's poem "color crazy" thank you.

As little girl" I wondered if I was Shirley- Anne, because
I was the girl who came after her, she was born 1953, I in 1955,,
 mom never said too much about my thoughts, so maybe she felt the same ? 
Or maybe she thought "there goes my crazy little girl"

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  1. Date: 4/27/2014 7:22:00 PM
    Hey, what month were you born in? We are the same age. I was 9/5/55. '55 is the best year ever: birth of rock and roll and Disneyland AND Mcdonald's!!!

  1. Date: 4/27/2014 7:21:00 PM
    Couldn't find a one poem of yours I had not already red, but the title of this one always draws me back to it, and I love how you wrote about your family in this one. It's so interesting.

  1. Date: 2/15/2013 5:57:00 PM
    Insightful bio Debbie, was an interesting read and so nice to get a glimpse into your life. Sorry for your loss. Hugs

    Duncan Avatar Debbie Duncan
    Date: 2/16/2013 4:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Cecilia ;}
  1. Date: 2/12/2013 5:55:00 PM
    Wow, loved reading this Debbie! Odd how we will have the same parents but look so different from our siblings. One of my older sisters was blonde with blue eyes, she'd followed after dark haired brown eyes. She'd always figured she'd been adopted until I was born, another blonde.:) My children all have different coloured eyes...one tawny goldish green, one with brown eyes, and one with grey/blue. Love the ending stanza, makes me wonder too. Love, Mikki

    Duncan Avatar Debbie Duncan
    Date: 2/13/2013 12:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for reading Michelle ;}
  1. Date: 2/11/2013 4:22:00 PM
    I wish I was the honey blonde!!! Lucky girl. I enjoyed your comment back to me on my reply here.

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 10:38:00 AM
    Had me smiling for I was born red head and then turned dark brown. The more illness I had the blacker it became. My mom picked that up when she noticed my hair becoming darker. So hair can say alot. love phyl

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 11:44:00 PM
    oh debbie, how cool this is. and I have to tell you that now I know why I connect so well with you. I too am a 1955 girl!! I loved when my hair was blonde, but I was born with jet black. It faded to dark brown with reddish or blonde hilights in the sun. My mom is redhead and none of us got that from her but today I use red dye with blonde highlights. WEll, you can see, I really enjoy this kind of poem and what i can learn about people from one like this.

    Duncan Avatar Debbie Duncan
    Date: 2/11/2013 12:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for reading Andrea.
  1. Date: 2/10/2013 6:12:00 PM
    !!!

    Duncan Avatar Debbie Duncan
    Date: 2/11/2013 12:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you .
  1. Date: 2/10/2013 1:39:00 PM
    Very well done and interesting bio, Debbie...a sad, touching ending too...so very sorry for your loss - Tim

    Duncan Avatar Debbie Duncan
    Date: 2/10/2013 2:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Tim ;}
  1. Date: 2/4/2013 4:26:00 PM
    The dishwasher is slowly getting fixed haha....This is a good write. I have a big family...tho I always call myself a redhead and never a blonde. And my brothers hair turned from blonde to brown....and I sometimes wondered, If a...certain baby I knew, was the one I had lost, reborn to someone who could care for her. either way, I am just lucky enough to have her in my life and to have a huge piece of her heart. And I love her just as much

    Loveless Avatar Jay Loveless
    Date: 2/4/2013 4:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ...Again, this is a wonderful write....Also, Im sorry for your loss. Have a good day
  1. Date: 1/30/2013 7:50:00 PM
    Beautiful work! This was heartwarming as you related to us about your family, but at the same time, thought provoking and interesting at the end. Loved it. :) Always, Laura

    Duncan Avatar Debbie Duncan
    Date: 1/30/2013 9:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Laura ;}
  1. Date: 1/30/2013 10:41:00 AM
    Wow, That is what I'm talking about, nicely done. I love this poem poet, raw I don't like my steak that way but my poetry yes raw

    Duncan Avatar Debbie Duncan
    Date: 1/30/2013 7:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for reading Sean ;}
  1. Date: 1/29/2013 6:22:00 PM
    Can be confusing at times when famlies seem to be all different.

    Duncan Avatar Debbie Duncan
    Date: 1/29/2013 10:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for reading Liz ;}
  1. Date: 1/29/2013 4:16:00 AM
    Great bio Debbie. Interesting of your family's hair colors from blond, red and brunette. I'm not sure what my hair color is, I've tinted it at least it seems a million years. It's probably pure white like cotton candy. Warm Smiles Always, Connie

    Duncan Avatar Debbie Duncan
    Date: 1/29/2013 10:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for reading Connie ;}
  1. Date: 1/27/2013 9:19:00 PM
    Interesting! One of my sisters is a red head and one has dark brown hair. I have dark brown hair with some grey in it. I wish you the best Peace & Love Matthew Anish

    Duncan Avatar Debbie Duncan
    Date: 1/28/2013 9:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for reading Matthew ;}
    Duncan Avatar Debbie Duncan
    Date: 1/28/2013 9:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for reading Matthew ;}
  1. Date: 1/27/2013 9:12:00 PM
    Yes perhaps, return to dance, with time elapse, perchance...maybe you got it right second birthday...good one babe...

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 6:11:00 PM
    Dish water blonde.

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 9:36:00 AM
    I love the bios. It gives each of us a little glimpse into the lives of fellow soup members. Thank you for sharing.

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 8:47:00 AM
    You are the heir!

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 8:46:00 AM
    Debbie--you are very kind. I particularly like the way you honor the members of your family. I do think we have the opportunity to bring our departed relatives back to life in the way that we live, and I have had the same thought you express here in that regard. You are someone very special to realize that connection. I plan to continue reading your work. I like trying to see your viewpoint on things very much. Keep in touch. Lately, I don't seem to produce much poetically, but soon...

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