Yes, I Really Did Have An Afro Once


Someone asked me on this post, after I mentioned something about having an afro when I was younger, if I really did have an afro.

And yes, I really did. Although, I had no idea that I could have an afro until I got my hair cut in a NYC salon.

Up until that point, I had been using a hot comb (remember those?) to straighten the waves in my hair because not only was it wavy, but also very FRIZZY. Yet, what I didn’t realize was that using a hot comb was actually making my hair frizzier. So yes, my hair may have been straighter-looking, but it looked like I had a headful of straight frizz instead of wavy frizz.

Anyway, when I moved to NYC in 1974, I had my hair cut by one of the stylists at the infamous Paul McGregor Hair Salon. And what was interesting is that instead of blow-drying my hair, he suggested that I sit under heat lamps and allow it to dry naturally because he could tell, just from cutting my hair, that if I did this I would have a killer afro – which back then was a very popular style that people were paying big bucks for by having their hair permed.


So, I did as he suggested and ended up loving it! From that point on, I never took a hot comb to my hair, I just let it dry as it was.

Here is a photograph that was taken of me back in the ‘70’s. It’s a photo I used as a headshot when I first started out as an actor. I was about 19-years old then.

Now before you look, I have to warn you that you might do one of two things: either laugh, or scream in horror. Or, you might even do both.

Are you ready?

Okay, here it is…


Alright, shut up, I can hear you all laughing and screaming right now.

But hey, I don’t blame you because I am too. And not so much about the hair, although it does look like an afro in the shape of a well-padded crash helmet, but more so about the whole picture in general and my POSE. Would you look at how WRINKLED my shirt collar was! And what on earth ever possessed me to put a wool sweater over the shirt is beyond me. I look like a college student in this photo who went to an Ivy League school in some godforsaken state that didn't sell clothing irons.

And please take note to my EYEBROWS. They appear as though they were drawn on using a black Sharpie marker.

Looking at this photo now, it’s no wonder I didn’t get many calls to audition for parts because the only role I would have ever been cast as would be for one of the Marx Brothers...

Either that, or a stand-in double for the role of Greg Brady in TV show, The Brady Bunch
Yes, I really did have an afro once.

Have a-fro of a Monday, y'all!

65 comments

  1. Heehee I was going to say 'never mind the afro, what about those eyebrows' but you beat me to it. Are you sure they were real haha. Joking aside, I think you looked good with an afro. It was stylish at the time. I think we can all look back with a certain amount of disbelief when we see how we used to look.


    Have a great Monday x

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  2. bwahahahaha! I LOVE this!!! Definitely the Greg Brady look! Believe it or not I actually had mine like that too...but WAYYYYYYY Bigger!! I don't even know if I have a picture of it...it was BAD. I DO love the Bichon pic though...they always look awesome! Have a Happy Monday Ron!! xo

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  3. ha! i could not have imagined you with an afro at all, but wow, you look like you could have played greg brady or been greg brady years later. didn't realize how bushy his brows were until looking at the pics you posted.


    oh and that poor dog. what a funny haircut.

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  4. Ron, you are handsome no matter the hairstyle or clothes. OMG on your eyes! Beautiful!

    I think we all wore the wool sweater over a collar shirt back then. Remember those Peter Pan collars? I thought I was so preppy wearing those with a pitiful skinny bow and my sweater! And as a woman who could never imagine needing an eyebrow pencil, I salute you! Bahahaha!

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  5. Oh Ronnie I cannot stop giggling. How did you ever get your eyebrows that way?!? That is definitely different! I gotta say I like the hair on you! It looks good. I couldnt picture it but you certainly pull it off well :)

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  6. Well I'm glad you mentioned the eyebrows - I didn't want to. And lordy you do look like that guy in The Brady Bunch...Back in the day we would not have called that an Afro - we had another name for it which I won't repeat here - not that it uses profanity or anything but we weren't all PC back then and I'm sure someone would feel offended.

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  7. Ron, I started laughing just from your post title and dog photograph before I even read the post. You are one of the most funniest people I know. And I bet you were a wonderful actor!

    I think you look cute in that photograph. Your eyes are beautiful, regardless of your brows. And you did look a lot of Greg Brady, especially the eyes.



    Many years ago I tried a perm because my hair is so straight, but it was more of body wave and I really liked it. But the upkeep was getting expensive and I noticed that it was starting to dry my hair out. Now I just use a big curling iron when I want a different look.


    Thank you for the giggles this morning, Ron. Have a wonderful week x

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  8. Hey Ron!

    Afro or not, you are a handsome gentleman! I have to admit that before I even scrolled down, my first thought on your picture was Greg Brady! I always thought he was a cutie!

    Hope your fourth was amazzzzing!

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  9. Good morning Valerie!

    "I was going to say 'never mind the afro, what about those eyebrows' but you beat me to it. Are you sure they were real haha."



    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Weren't they some BIG eyebrows? And yes, they were real. My father had the same brows, which we referred to as "a unibrow" because they grew in one complete line above our eyes. Several years after I got into acting, a photographer suggested that I tweeze my brows to groom them a bit, but also because they were creating a heavy shadow over my eyes. Ever since then, I've been tweezing them. But OMG, it's so time-consuming because I have to do it ever single day.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady. Have a fantabulous Monday and week!


    X to you and Joe!

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  10. "Definitely the Greg Brady look!"

    You said it, Jeanne....DEFINITELY the Greg Brady look!

    "Believe it or not I actually had mine like that too...but WAYYYYYYY Bigger!!"

    I know, the BIGGER the BETTER!

    "I DO love the Bichon pic though...they always look awesome!"



    I so thought of YOU when I spotted that photo. Isn't that Bichon pic precious?


    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a super Monday and week!


    X to you and the girlz!

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  11. Rob LenihanJuly 07, 2014

    Hey, Ron, I love this photo! You look really cool! And I wouldn't have noticed the wrinkled shirt collar if you hadn't mentioned it. I did kind of notice the eyebrows...


    It's so wild looking at photos of our younger selves. My Facebook friends have been bugging me to post a photo of myself with hair for Throwback Thursday, but I haven't done it yet. Once thing I like about my current hairdo is the easy maintenance.


    Great post, buddy, and a fabulous photo. Shame on the "Brady Bunch" for not giving you the stand-in gig!


    Have a hair-raising Monday!

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  12. You look great in your fro!
    My friend talked me into one once in beauty school. Then my BIL wanted one so the hubby did as well...how we laugh at those photos now!

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  13. " i could not have imagined you with an afro at all, but wow, you look like you could have played greg brady or been greg brady years later."

    HA! Can you believe it, Val, yes I had a afro! And I loved it because after I washed it I would shake my head and just let it dry.

    "didn't realize how bushy his brows were until looking at the pics you posted."



    Yes, they were HUGELY bushy. That was before I discovered eyebrow tweezers :)


    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Have a grrrrrrreat week!


    X

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  14. Thank you, Bijoux :)

    " Remember those Peter Pan collars? I thought I was so preppy wearing those with a pitiful skinny bow and my sweater"

    Yes! Yes! I do remember those!!!!! And that was the 'look' back then.

    "And as a woman who could never imagine needing an eyebrow pencil, I salute you! Bahahaha!"



    Bwhahahahhahaha! For me, it was always more about trying to reduce the size of my brows rather than INCREASING them.


    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, my friend. Have a great week!

    X

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  15. Hey there Shae!

    "Oh Ronnie I cannot stop giggling. How did you ever get your eyebrows that way?!?"


    I know, I laughed too!

    Can you believe those brows were REAL? I did nothing to get them that way, but I did plenty to un-get them that way. I have to use a tweezer and a comb with scissors to groom them to what they look like now. I swear to god, grooming my eyebrows has turned into a full-time job - HA!



    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Have a grrrrreat week!


    X

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  16. "Well I'm glad you mentioned the eyebrows - I didn't want to."


    Bwhahahahahhaha! OMG Grace, how could I not mention the brows because you can't miss them from 300 feet away. I looked like brows with a face attached to them. Thank god I discovered eyebrow tweezers, right?


    Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a faaaaaaaabulous week!!!

    X

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  17. " It suited you, probably because it was your natural hair."

    You're right, Babs. When I finally just allowed my hair to be the way that it was (naturally) it suited me more. And it was so much easier to take care of too, without having to use a hot comb on it everyday.

    " I have to say that I've never seen eyebrows like yours and plenty of men would kill for them now. They seem to be drawing large eyebrows on nowdays."



    Weren't those brows HUGE? And it's ironic you mentioned that because I too have noticed how some people are drawing their eyebrow on LARGE nowadays.


    Much thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a lovely Monday and week!


    X to you and Mo!

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  18. Hola Denise!

    Isn't the photograph of the dog precious? I found it online and immediately knew I wanted to use it for this post.

    "Many years ago I tried a perm because my hair is so straight, but it was more of body wave and I really liked it. But the upkeep was getting expensive and I noticed that it was starting to dry my hair out. Now I just use a big curling iron when I want a different look."



    Yes, that's the challenge of having perm - the maintenance. And also, the damage they create when done over a period of time. I used to suggest to my clients (when I was a hairstylist) to take a break from perming every once in a while to give their hair a rest.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Have a super-duper week!


    X

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  19. Thank you, Melissa :)

    " I have to admit that before I even scrolled down, my first thought on your picture was Greg Brady!"



    I know...because that's exactly what I thought too...Greg Brady from The Brady Bunch!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Hope you're 4th was amazzzing too! Have a super week!


    X

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  20. "My friend talked me into one once in beauty school. Then my BIL wanted one so the hubby did as well...how we laugh at those photos now!"


    HA! Isn't it something how back then, EVERYONE wanted an afro? And yes, I can't tell you how many different things I tried on my own hair when I was in beauty school. I think it was different color every month!


    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a fantabulous week!


    X

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  21. Hey there Rob!

    " I did kind of notice the eyebrows..."

    Bwhahahhahahaha! OMG...how could anyone miss them. They looked the size of BILLBOARD on the turnpike!

    "It's so wild looking at photos of our younger selves."

    Yes, it is, isn't it? To see all the different changes you went through.

    "My Facebook friends have been bugging me to post a photo of myself with hair for Throwback Thursday, but I haven't done it yet. Once thing I like about my current hairdo is the easy maintenance."



    I too would love to see photos of you with hair, although you look awesome as is!


    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, buddy. Have a SUPA' week!


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  22. "And please take note to my EYEBROWS. They appear as though they were drawn on using a black Sharpie marker."

    Ron, another post that had me ROTFLMAO!


    Isn't it amusing to look back on the different periods of our life and see how we've changed? I have wavy hair but keep it cut very short because it's easier to take care of and just think I look better with shorter hair. I get my hair cut by barber and it's so cheap. I pay $15.00.



    Entertaining post, dude!

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  23. Hiya Matt!

    "Isn't it amusing to look back on the different periods of our life and see how we've changed?"

    Yes, it sure is! I have pictures of me from way back before even this one and go, "OMG...was that really ME!?!"

    " I have wavy hair but keep it cut very short because it's easier to take care of and just think I look better with shorter hair. I get my hair cut by barber and it's so cheap. I pay $15.00."

    I know many guys who go to a barber for their haircuts and they look awesome! And yes, the price is way less than going to a cosmetologist. I cut my own hair because it's just easier than making an appointment. I use a clipper and scissors and cut it very short. I like myself in shorter hair as well. I cut my hair about every two weeks.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, bud. Have a most excellent week!

    X

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  24. AkelamaluJuly 07, 2014

    Sorry I think I posted my comment before I'd finished writing. The email address I have for you doesn't seem to be working and what I wanted to tell you was that our itinerary has changed and we wont be free in
    New York until 29th and 30th September now, hope we will still be able
    to meet up!




    I've emailed Daryl in NY and she's still up for it.

    Email me.


    Pearl
    Xx

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  25. AkelamaluJuly 07, 2014

    Ooops it appears my previous comment didn't post LOL

    What I said on that one was both my brothers had Afro perms in the 70's, as did most of the boys here in England, they were emulating Kevin Keegan and English footballer! I have to say your eyebrows do look at bit startling m'deario. LOL

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  26. Mark PetruskaJuly 07, 2014

    Ha! That's GREAT. My first thought was, Mike Brady meets Mr. Kotter. I will never understand why afros were all the rage back then, but I remember it well. Thankfully, my own hair was much too straight for that...although BRIEFLY in the 80s I might have taken to using a curling iron on it. Once or twice. For a few short weeks. Heaven knows why.

    Have a delicious week, Ron!

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  27. You've got that Gene Wilder look! Very handsome!

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  28. petra michelleJuly 07, 2014

    Omg, Ron, the critter catcher is what we used to call afros! It seemed so many I knew tried to have one in those days, men and women alike. Not everyone could pull it off, Ron. And do you realize how many young ladies were in love with Greg Brady? Btw, did you carry a pick in your back pants pocket? ;))
    But seriously, Ron, such a beautiful snapshot which so reflects the times. Funny, because what I first noticed was your great smile with perfect pearly whites as I was scrolling up before even getting to your eyebrows. And your signature twinkle in your eyes! :))
    I hope you had a wonderful 4th, Ron!

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  29. OMG, Ron. No, wait. We call you Greg now, right? I cannot believe the resemblance. I know all about letting the curls relax and dry on their own, but I can't really leave the house with a wet head, now can I. So I break out the hair dryer and ruin everything because that's what I do. Or, like lately, I just get all lazy and pull it back into a pony tail. I do love your curls, I would have never pegged you as a curly top knowing you as I know you now. I shan't say a word about the eye brows. Nope. Not going there.

    Hope you had a fantastic day, despite the heat and grossness, although I recall from a recent post of yours that you seem to have come to terms with summer. I'm not there yet.

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  30. Hello there Pearl!

    I see two comments, so it must have posted and few minutes after. Sometimes Disqus does that. I apologize for BAD Disqus.

    "What I said on that one was both my brothers had Afro perms in the 70's, as did most of the boys here in England, they were emulating Kevin Keegan and English footballer!"

    Yup...afro perms were soooooo popular back in the '70's, weren't they?

    "I have to say your eyebrows do look at bit startling m'deario. LOL"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAH! I totally agree.....STARTLING!!!! Thank god for eyebrow tweezers!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, m'dear. Have a super week!

    X

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  31. " what I wanted to tell you was that our itinerary has changed and we wont be free in New York until 29th and 30th September now, hope we will still be able to meet up!"


    I don't think that's going to be a problem for me at all. I will try to make sure that I take one of those two days off so I'm free to meet up with you in NYC.


    And yes, I will email you.


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  32. "My first thought was, Mike Brady meets Mr. Kotter."

    Brilliant, Mark! And you're absolutely right! I forgot about Mr. Kotter, but my hair DID resemble his!

    "although BRIEFLY in the 80s I might have taken to using a curling iron on it. Once or twice. For a few short weeks. Heaven knows why."



    HA! That's GREAT! And here I was trying to make my hair straight, while everyone else was trying to make theirs curly! I had my hair longer in the 80's, so it was still curly. However, by the end of the 80's, I began cutting my hair shorter, so the side's were straight, but the top was curly.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Have a delicious week too! Hope you had a faaaaabulous 4th!

    X to you and Tara!

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  33. "You've got that Gene Wilder look!"


    Jean you are soooooooo right!!!!! And btw, I love Gene Wilder. He is HILARIOUS, isn't he? Loved him in "Young Frankenstein!"


    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend! Have a super week!

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  34. "Omg, Ron, the critter catcher is what we used to call afros!"

    OMG...that's hilarious! I never hear that before!?!

    "Btw, did you carry a pick in your back pants pocket? ;))"

    Thank you for asking because I forgot to mentioned that in this post. YES, I did carry a pick in my back pocket, I kid you not. And I had them all different colors too.

    "And do you realize how many young ladies were in love with Greg Brady?"



    Yes, you're right about that. And even now, he's still a good-looking man. I watched a documentary last year on the making of The Brady Bunch and Barry Williams part of it.


    Thank you for stopping by, dear lady. Hope you had a wonderful 4th too!


    Have a super week!


    X

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  35. "OMG, Ron. No, wait. We call you Greg now, right? I cannot believe the resemblance."

    HAHAHAHHAHA! I know Kathy, can you BELIEVE that? If my hair was darker, I could have been his TWIN brother. Even the shape our faces were similar.

    " I know all about letting the curls relax and dry on their own, but I can't really leave the house with a wet head, now can I."

    I know I've told you this before, but I LOVE your curly hair. Curly/wavy hair is actually my favorite. It was also my favorite hair to cut when I was still a stylist.

    "I would have never pegged you as a curly top knowing you as I know you now."

    I know. Over the past 10 years, I've cut my hair shorter and shorter because of my receding hairline, so the curl is no longer visible. I think when that starts to happen to a man, shorter hair looks better because it balances out the face.

    " I shan't say a word about the eye brows. Nope. Not going there."



    Bwhahahahahaha! One word.....STARTLING!


    And speaking of the weather and the heat. I cannot believe how gorgeous it was over the weekend, but then suddenly, today, it went right back to how the heat was earlier last week. Last Tuesday, it was 105 degrees in the city. OMG...I thought I was going to DIE. And yes, I've come to terms with the summer, however, I still can't help but whine a bit when it's over 100. HA!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Have a faaaaaabulous week!


    X

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  36. Ron, I can't get over how much you did look like Greg Brady, it's uncanny!

    Hysterical post! I was laughing my ass off at your descriptions because no one describes things quite the way you do!

    "I look like a college student in this photo who went to an Ivy League school in some godforsaken state that didn't sell clothing irons. Lol!



    It's amazing to see photos of you now, compared to back then. What happened to all those curls?


    Love the photo of the dog!

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  37. nite byrdJuly 07, 2014

    You and Greg - separated at birth.

    I could live with your "afro" because it actually looks like it was very soft. Your hair looked healthy. You were probably killing it with the iron! The eyebrows however would have to go. My fingers are just twitching to get at them with some wax and tweezers! LOL

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  38. Hey ho Robert!

    "Ron, I can't get over how much you did look like Greg Brady, it's uncanny!"

    HA! I know, is it not soooo UNCANNY? We would look like twins if my hair had been darker. But our curly hair and brows are almost identical. Even our faces were similarly shaped!

    "It's amazing to see photos of you now, compared to back then. What happened to all those curls?"



    Well, what happened was that as my hair started to recede on the sides, I began cutting my hair short because nothing looks worst to me than a man with a receding hairline and long hair everywhere else.- it just doesn't look balanced. So, the shorter I cut my hair, the more curliness was cut off. If I were to let my hair grow longer again, you would definitely still see the curl. But I've gotten so used to my hair being short that I really like that way.


    Isn't the doggie ADORABLE? I found him online.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Have a terrific week!


    X

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  39. "You and Greg - separated at birth."

    HA! You said it, Nitebyrd! Isn't it uncanny how much we looked alike?

    Yes, my afro was soft, especially when I allowed to grow longer. And OMG yes, I was killing it with hot comb.

    "The eyebrows however would have to go. My fingers are just twitching to get at them with some wax and tweezers! LOL"



    Bwhahahahahaha! You are so right about that. I now have to use both a tweezer AND comb and scissor to keep them maintained. Grooming my eyebrows has turned into a full-time job. I spend more time on my brows than I do my HAIR!


    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, Sis! Hope you had a super 4th of July!


    X ya!

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  40. That's remarkable how much you resembled Greg Brady! I actually love the sweater in that photo, though. Very Irish-Fisherman-y. I do remember how popular those afros were - and why not? People try so hard to make their hair something other than it is. I say, ho with your strengths!

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  41. "I actually love the sweater in that photo, though. Very Irish-Fisherman-y."

    Bwhahahahahaha! OMG...that made me HOWL because it's SO true! Yes, it does look very Irish-Fisherman-y!

    " People try so hard to make their hair something other than it is. I say, ho with your strengths!"

    Amen, girl. Amen!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and for making me laugh out loud. That was brilliant!

    Have a faaaaabulous week!
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  42. And of course I mean "go" with your strengths - but "ho" is even better!

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  43. " but "ho" is even better!"

    Bwhahahahahaha! OMG...you crack me up! And I agree..."ho" is even better!

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  44. AkelamaluJuly 08, 2014

    Great we are SO looking forward to it! Xx

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  45. Good call on Greg Brady, although I'm thinking a cross between Paul Michael Glaser and '70s British football icon, Kevin Keegan.

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  46. " although I'm thinking a cross between Paul Michael Glaser and '70s British football icon, Kevin Keegan."

    Absolutely yes about Paul Michael Claser, good call, Dale! And it's ironic you mentioned Kevin Keegan because if you scroll down in the comments, you'll see that my friend Pearl said the same thing! I have to Google Kevin Keegan now to see what he what he looks like because I sooooo curious!

    Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome week!
    X

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  47. P.S. I just Googled Kevin Keegan and you're both right, same hair! I also spotted photographs of what his hair looks like now, and it's ironic because we both (now that we're older) have the same color!

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  48. "I think you're in good company with your 'fro. Don't forget Gene Wilder…in his younger days."


    Yes Lisa, you're right. And I had totally forgotten about Gene Wilder until someone else mentioned him in their comment. I love his sense of humor. Hilarious man!


    Young Frankenstein.


    One of his best!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a fantabulous week!

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  49. I think the wrinkled collar made the entire post... OH MY GOODNESS what was the photographer thinking!??? Did he/she not NOTICE the wrinkles?!?!? REALLY!??! Perhaps he/she was distracted by your massive eyebrows. Just a guess. XXXOO

    HA HA HA HA this is such a great post for me to come to after a nice vacation. I laughed so much when I saw the pictures... Harpo and Groucho... PERFECT.

    You know what is as fabulous as ever? Your amazing eyes. :) And maybe you should grow the Afro again and we will be twins!

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  50. Do you know I STILL would marry Gene Wilder?? HA HA!

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  51. " OH MY GOODNESS what was the photographer thinking!??? Did he/she not NOTICE the wrinkles?!?!? REALLY!??! Perhaps he/she was distracted by your massive eyebrows. Just a guess. "

    Bwhahahahahahaha! Katherine, that made me HOWL because you're probably right, the photographer was completely distracted by my MASSIVE eyebrows!!!

    " Harpo and Groucho... PERFECT."

    And do you know what's hilarious? Groucho Marx and I have the SAME birthday...October 2nd!!!!!!

    Thank you so much for stopping by, my friend, and for your sweet words. Hope you had a faaaaaaaabulous time on your vacay and a Happy 4th of July!

    Have terrific week!

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  52. Katherine, these products are faaaaaabulous and I really mean it. I still use the oil I recommended to you once in a while, but I'm slowing moving over to THIS line completely.

    "Out of all these products you have in the picture... do you know which would be best for wrinkles?"

    If you go to this link on the website: http://www.mariobadescu.com/anti-aging-skincare


    It will take you through the various products that a good for aging - correction and preventative. Just read about them and choose the products you feel will address your needs. Perhaps start with a cleanser, eye cream and moisturizer, and then add other things later on. The price point on these products is AWESOME!


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  53. Ron, you are sooo funny! My sister really has a Bichon (the little white dog pictured at the top of your post), and it really does look just like that!

    I had to chuckle (sorry!) over your posed photo, my dear. Don't you suppose it's true in many cases that people wear better over time? I kind of like the ivy pictured behind you (and yes, it does keep that Ivy League college theme going!)

    I never had an Afro. My hair is stick-straight and fine as corn silk. I shudder at how much product I'd need to pull something like that off. You, however, had lovely curls which many people would've killed for!

    Thanks for making my Wednesday!!

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  54. Helloooooooo there Debbie!

    Isn't the picture of the Bichon adorable? When I saw it online, I knew I wanted to use it for this post :)

    "I had to chuckle (sorry!) over your posed photo, my dear. Don't you suppose it's true in many cases that people wear better over time?"

    Yup...you are so right about that. In many cases people wear better over time. It's like wine...we only get better tasting - HA!

    "My hair is stick-straight and fine as corn silk. I shudder at how much product I'd need to pull something like that off."

    When I was still doing hair, fine, straight hair (along with curly hair) was my favorite to work on. I enjoyed the challenge of learning how to cut and style fine hair, so that it had more body.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady. Happy Wednesday!

    X

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  55. BenzekneesJuly 09, 2014

    Glad you found something you really like. Even though I am at home all day, I can never find the time to do a skin care regime. I have always been blessed with lovely, clear skin (got all my teenage acne on my bottom), so for me I never had a really good reason to get into a habit. From a very young age I read about the germs in face cloths, so I only ever use a face cloth one time before laundering or I enjoy the disposable wipes to clean my face. A little bit of moisturizer & I'm ready to go.

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  56. BenzekneesJuly 09, 2014

    The first thing I noticed in your pic was your eyebrows! OMG Ron! I have very fine hair, but I have a lot of it, so back when it was fashionable to get perms I would get one & my hair would triple in size. I would let it dry in the tight curls right out of the shower, then lightly pik it to give some volume. If I pikked too much my hair would be out past my shoulders!

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  57. " I have always been blessed with lovely, clear skin (got all my teenage acne on my bottom), so for me I never had a really good reason to get into a habit."

    That's GREAT, Benze! Sometimes doing less is more. And if you find a way that works well for your skin, then stick to it :)

    "From a very young age I read about the germs in face cloths, so I only ever use a face cloth one time before laundering."

    Meeeeeee too! I'm also that way about using a bath towel to dry myself off. I change them often.

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend! Have a great week!
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  58. "The first thing I noticed in your pic was your eyebrows! OMG Ron!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I know, Benze, weren't they HUGE? Almost like a BILLBOARD.

    "I have very fine hair, but I have a lot of it..."

    That's the BEST kind of fine hair to have! You are so blessed!

    " I would let it dry in the tight curls right out of the shower, then lightly pik it to give some volume. If I pikked too much my hair would be out past my shoulders!"



    It was the same for me when I still had longer, curly hair. If I picked it too much it would look like BOZO THE CLOWN!


    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Hope you're feeling much better and having a super week!

    ((((((((((( You )))))))))))


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  59. Thank you for explaining, Ron. I think you look good either way.

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  60. Aw...thanks, buddy :) It's fascinating to me to see how we change as we go through the various stages of our lives.

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  61. First of all, I LOVE the new look of your blog! The header is fabulous! And thank you for still having my book posted. :-)

    You looked adorable but your eyebrows are WILD! They're like Frieda Kahlo meets Brooke Shields. So funny that you have Greg Brady on here. I just saw him on Celebrity Wife Swap tonight and he's kind of a tool!

    Hope you're surviving the storms. We had a few tornadoes west of me yesterday. xoxo

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  62. OMG...Chrissy...it's sooooooooo GREAT seeing ya, girl!

    And thank you. Glad you like the new look. I was finally able to find a template that I really liked, which would be clean and simple. I found this template on Pinterest and instantly fell in love with it. It came with with the header (the water colors), but I added my own text.

    And you are so welcome, I'm going to leave your book on my blog for the rest of the summer!

    "but your eyebrows are WILD! They're like Frieda Kahlo meets Brooke Shields."

    Bwhhahahahahahaha! OMG, I have tears running down my face from laughing so hard at that. And you're absolutely right. I totally forgot about Frieda Kahlo's brows!

    " I just saw him on Celebrity Wife Swap tonight and he's kind of a tool!"

    Yes, I agree. He's still cute!

    We didn't get the storms they anticipated here. Just a lot of wind and some rain. But 4th of July was gorgeous - breezy, cool, and sunny. It almost felt like fall weather.

    You got a few tornadoes west of you?!? YIKES! You take care and be safe.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your week.

    X to you and the gang!

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  63. What's it say that I noticed the wrinkled collar before the eyebrows or the hair? Probably more proof that I don't do people well! LOL. Oh, the hair is close to what I lived with, growing up. I ironed my hair, paid to have it straightened at the salon, and then figured out I could let it air dry AND be fashionable AND save big bucks AND quit toiling forever!! Woohoo! And then I had chemo therapy, lost all my hair....and had it come back straight as a board. LOL. G-d has a funny sense of humour, huh?
    But, I must say, since that experience, I've learned what a "bad hair day" REALLY is.
    Happy Hump Day!!

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  64. "What's it say that I noticed the wrinkled collar before the eyebrows or the hair?"

    HA! Mel, it must be a "Libra thing" because that's what I noticed first too!!!!

    "and then figured out I could let it air dry AND be fashionable AND save big bucks AND quit toiling forever!!"

    Yahoo! isn't that the BEST?

    " And then I had chemo therapy, lost all my hair....and had it come back straight as a board. LOL. G-d has a funny sense of humour, huh?"

    Yes, the same thing happened to my mother after she had chemo. Her hair grew back completely different.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady. Happy Hump Day to you too!

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