I have been spending some time with my cousins and my
sister and the big push is on to get my cousin, Thelma
into a wig. She has perhaps three hairs on her head and a
bright pink scalp. So far her response is that people
would think she wants a man.
My sister and my other cousin, Jackie and I are extremely
aware of how we look and cannot understand Thelma's
stubborn stance on the issue. Thelma insists on going to
the beauty shop every week to have the few hairs washed
and set which is an exercise in futility. I think it is
just a matter of routine. Ted told me that he thought
Thelma looks at least two hundred years old. However,
there is no budging her despite our plotting.
My family is eccentric in many ways, (is any family normal?) One of the others is our extreme devotion to cats. None of the elders will go to assisted living
because what would we all do with our cats. I had to
give cats a miss after China passed away because of
Adrienne's allergies but I really miss them.