Murdo Girl…Splitting hairs

Tonight, I am going to tell you a story about two brave souls who made one of those life changing decisions. Life changing is serious stuff. It can take weeks, months or even years to make that final commitment…and you can’t take it back.

The first individual happens to be our grandson, Ethan. He is a great kid and generally he knows what he wants. When he was four or five, he had four or five hero costumes, like Spiderman and Batman. If he could wear a costume all day and drink strawberry milk, he was happy.

A few years ago, I went to Wyoming for a visit. Ethan wasn’t in school yet, so I got to stay home with him. The first thing he did each morning was choose his costume which I helped him put on. His grandma, Linda, bought him most of the costumes and later a full Denver Bronco’s uniform. He loves sports, but he’s the only one in the family who likes the Broncos instead of the Cowboys. We bought them all Cowboy shirts one year for Christmas. When Dallas got slaughtered the very next game, Kip said to call them and tell them to turn their shirts inside out.

Anyway, back to the life changing decision. Ethan’s mojo called for long hair. (Why is it that the boys always seem to get the beautiful hair and long eyelashes?) He is ten now and he’s had several haircuts, he just has never had a short, barber cut.

Ethan is tall for his age and athletic. He’s really into football and basketball. Well, one day he got up and said, “Dad, I want a haircut.”

I guess his dad could tell Ethan wasn’t talking about his usual trim. He told me Ethan said he was ready. Long hair didn’t feel good when he played basketball. Mason took him to a barber shop called, Rapscallions. I almost cried when I saw these pictures. I felt the same way when Mason got his first boy cut…only he was two.

Ethan loves his new do. His mom got emotional, but he’s her baby and you know how we moms are when we think, “This is the last time I’ll ever do this or that.”


I decided around three years ago that I was never going to get my hair cut short again. I haven’t even been seriously tempted. All I have to do is look at my past attempts to wear my hair short and I quickly talk myself out of it.

I even threw one in there taken before I stopped dying my hair grey.


Then, of course there is my Harold the barber cut. I liked it.

A couple of weeks ago I ran across a picture of a lady in a magazine. I kind of liked her hairdo. It was different. It was short, but the top had long layers. I’m not describing it very well so I will show you the picture.


This lady dyed her hair grey, which I’m not going to do. At least not right now.

Before…….I couldn’t find very many recent ones.



This was my first try at styling it. the girl who cut it really straightened it straight. I think I like it better this way. Tell me what you think…

I sure hope it’s hat and crown friendly.

Tomorrow’s blog will be a story about children’s funny smiles. If you have any pictures of a little kid in your life with one of those fakey smiles…please email it to me before tomorrow around 4:00 0’clock…

5 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…Splitting hairs

  1. sanjuan831 December 2, 2017 / 10:43 am

    Looks really cute!

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    • Mary Francis McNinch December 2, 2017 / 12:21 pm

      Thanks cuz…hey..I think I’m going to meet Bill and Gus at the Jones county reunion in February…you should come too!


      • sanjuan831 December 2, 2017 / 12:41 pm

        Yes, I would love to meet you at that reunion. Used to go with my parents and Vava and Bob a long time ago. Send me the dates and details. Thanks, cuz!


  2. Patti aArnieri December 1, 2017 / 11:08 pm

    I think your new “do” looks terrific, Mary–very stylish.


    • Mary Francis McNinch December 2, 2017 / 12:18 pm

      Thank you Patti…hope you’re all recovered from your surgery?


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