For the record
I'm sorry to have kept you waiting. For the record, the shorn hunk o' hair belonged to my eldest daughter, Katie. She of the pin-curled 'do seen on these pages from time to time -- it's still pretty incredible to me that she could get curls like that from such long, long hair. But that's history now -- she'd be a shoe-in for Little Orphan Annie if she tried that with her new locks.
Kate has been growing her hair out for a while now -- a couple of years -- and was only waiting to find a short haircut that she liked. She finally found one last week (on another blog, I do believe), made the call, and was in the chair bright and early on Saturday morning.
Isn't it great? It was very, very weird to see and handle her hair like that. She was extremely proud to measure it (14" was a surprise), pack it up, and address the envelope to Locks of Love.
Katie said it's especially fun to shake her head! She's been doing a little extracurricular thinning and trimming this weekend, getting it "just so." With that perfect oval face, she can do anything.
I forget that we don't "see" each other everyday and that there have been lots of new visitors these days, besides, who have not had to endure the endless parade of kid pics on this blog. I've only posted two pics of myself -- one as a pinhead in a group shot, the other around Thanksgiving -- so can't blame anyone for missing them! I do not have red hair, myself, though my stylist found one once (and yanked it to show me)!
Thank you all for the fabulous comments. Katie had a great time reading them all, too.