by Jackie K. Cooper
My granddaughter Genna has red hair and she loves it. She ought to since we tell her constantly how beautiful it is. We also stress that only special people have red hair and having blue eyes with the red hair is even more rare. She likes it when we say these things to her. Heck, she eats it up - and who wouldn't?
One reason we brag on her hair so much is that shortly after our red-headed grandbaby was born I took a survey of sorts of people with red hair. Just about one hundred per cent of the women I asked about their red hair said they hated it when they were growing up, but liked it now. They said when they were growing up their hair made them feel different, and at an early age no one wants to feel they are different.
When she was completely styled, she came downstairs and met our 'oohs' and 'ahhs'. Even Walker, her four-year-old brother, told her how pretty she looked. She took it all with serenity, being the princess that she is. She was the picture of composure as she went off to the wedding, and still looked great when she returned, although the flowers were missing from her hair and her tresses were hanging loose and not upswept. You can only be beautiful for so long.
Jane said the concert was everything she hoped it would be, and afterwards they announced Williams would sign autographs. Jane got in the line and finally made it to the table where Williams was seated. She said he looked up and said to her, "Well, hello, pretty girl."
So, if you see a red-haired little girl, tell her how pretty her hair is. And anyone else you meet, pull out a compliment for them. We hear enough of the bad; let's try using some of the good.
Jackie K. Cooper was born in South Carolina and now lives in Georgia. He is the married father of two sons and the proud grandparent of a boy and a girl.
He is familiar to people living in the middle Georgia area as the "entertainment man" since his entertainment reviews run in newspapers and are shown on television there. His short stories have also been used as commentary on Georgia Public Radio.
and be sure to visit his excellent web site: jackiekcooper.com.
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