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I Can Do It Miss Deanna

Deanna likes her old fashion pink plastic snap curlers. Has brought them to Ethyl at the beauty shop since 1968. Hair has survived fifty-one years of the same style Unfortunately, when she gets there she is told Ethyl has passed. She trusts none of these other whippersnappers. What would they know about pink snap curlers? She doubts they could pop them together, let alone brush her out. Teasing is probably something they have never been taught. What about the special cans of hairspray Ethyl keeps for her? “I can do it, Miss Deanna,” one of the young ones says. She shakes her head sadly. She did not even get here until about twenty-five years ago. What would she know about it? She leaves clutching her pink snap curlers, angry at Ethyl for dying. This is her third bad experience this week. What is up with all these seventy year olds? What is this need they have to die?

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 7/30/2019 11:31:00 PM
Oh wow... you NAILED this! Reminds me of some of the ladies I knew growing up! ;D hahahaa Another FAVE fav for me!!!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 7/31/2019 4:17:00 AM
I used to be a 16-year-old checker at a grocery store. There was an old lady checker 56 years old. The old ladies used to put their stuff on her counter on Tuesdays - her day off -and WAIT for her. They would line up, even when I told them it was her day off. Finally the manager would help them come to my lane and they would glare at me during every keystroke.
Date: 7/30/2019 4:09:00 PM
you sure know how to tell a story, caren! i could picture it all and felt so bad for Deanna...
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 7/31/2019 4:17:00 AM
I was at the beauty shop when this one popped out of me.
Date: 7/30/2019 1:10:00 PM
Applause! Applause! I could see this as a skit!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 7/31/2019 4:18:00 AM
This is so true of these old ladies and I am becoming one of them.
Date: 7/30/2019 12:58:00 PM
How I've missed you. Yet another lovely piece. This is really great..
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 7/31/2019 4:18:00 AM
Thank you Funom. Come visit any time!
Date: 7/29/2019 11:02:00 PM
Oh my...poor Ethyl! another gem Caren.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 7/30/2019 5:35:00 AM
Thank you Jeanne. The closer I get to 70, the funnier it becomes.