In the photo above, this picture of the three of us, is being taken by Gail Porter. Also, in the above photo is Betty Jean Musgrove, and she is taking this picture of me, Mary Ellen and, I have my left arm around “Beverly Porter,” who is our very good friend.
This photo was taken in my last year at the German St. Vincent’s Orphanage, and as you can see, I do have some long hair, and I wanted it to be very long, for our “Graduation Day” in the up coming, June of 1952, but the NUNS, had a thing about long hair, that is, long hair on me. They told me, that they would pay for me to get a permanent at the “Ragsdale Beauty Shop” if , I would have it done, just as soon as possible?
It was January 1952, and they promised me, that as my hair grows fast, that it would be long again, in time for “GRADUATION.” I did not really believe them, but, and so that, I would not be harassed, any more about my long hair, as it was disturbing to them, when we were all in Church.
In my opinion, instead of looking at my long hair, in Church, and maybe, wishing that they still had their own long hair, as it may have been the case, before they entered into the Convent, they should have been reading from their Prayer Books and even, maybe doing some extra Praying – like we were all in Church to do.
Just let me tell you, because I know, it does, for sure, take longer than six (6) months to grow that long hair, back. And now that I am older, and have the good news – “HAIR is just dead stuff” – and no matter how and or what you try to do, to make it look even good and or better or even to grow long faster, you are wasting your time, it is just plain ole DEAD stuff, no more beautiful living LIFE!, to it!
This was to be a message to remember “Beverly Theresa Porter Hitchcock” as she was a very good and dear, friendly person, to everyone that I know, for all of her LIFE and just five years ago, this month, she left here, for a much greater and a far more heavenly resting place, with her CREATOR, ending this long journey here on Earth.
Well, I was able to add this much latter photo of “Beverly Theresa Hitchcock” and she did live 74 very good years, with all of us, which includes, her very many friends and Family! D.V.
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