“MOMISMS”

There were the usual admonitions.  “Wear clean underwear in case you’re in an accident.  Don’t make that face–it might stick that way.”  She had some unique expressions.  “Pass the gravy, Navy.”  “Don’t stinch yourself.”  Some of them forgotten or their meanings lost.

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“Mom, some men, like Uncle Harvey don’t have any hair–why?”

Mom ignored the question as long as she could.

“Mom, Mom, daddy’s got lots of hair.  Mr. Wilson’s got a little bit of hair.  Why is that?”

“Why, why?  What, what?”  Mom mocked in frustration.  “I don’t know.  Maybe it’s because they scrubbed their heads with a wash rag.”

For most of my life, up to young adulthood, I was very careful not to shampoo my hair with a washcloth.

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Editor’s Note: I’m on the left, in the above picture.

Grow With the Flow #hair #maybe

Did you know the ebb and flow of tides may affect hair growth?

According to Dr. H. R. Weaver of Halifax, Nova Scotia, the tides have considerable influence on one’s hirsuteness.  Dr. Weaver claims to have studied 100 subjects over the last thirty years.

“It stands to reason if you really think about it,”  Said Dr. Weaver.

“The moon’s gravitational pull affects the tides.  Why would it also not affect humans and other species?  Certain species of fish only propagate under full moon conditions.”

“Of course Hollywood portrayed werewolves, vampires crazed by lunar lunacy.  There are really vampire bats–they just don’t morph into human form”

“The Bay of Fundy has one of the greatest tidal fluctuations in the world,” Dr. Weaver continued.  “That’s why I conducted my study there.”

“Compared to other parts of the world during full moon and high tide, human hair growth increased as much as 27%.”

What did that mean in terms of male pattern baldness?   …For those with hair loss from chemotherapy or disease?

“The predisposition to lack of hormones that foster hair growth can be remedied by a number of products–including Rogaine.  The purpose of my study was to track growth of existing hair.  Another interesting side effect of tidal rise was increased fingernail, toenail growth.”

Dr. Weaver’s plans for the future included establishing a chain of Hair Research Clinics throughout Canada and the US.  Maybe hair did indeed grow with tidal flow?  Why did cynical me think Dr. Weaver’s favorite song had to be “Ebb Tide?”

 

–Harry Neyvus, CTRN-News–

 

 

 

“MOMISMS”

Bill, Jerry, Mom & George

“Mom, some men like Uncle Harvey don’t have any hair–why?”

Mom ignored the question as long as she could.

“Mom, Mom–daddy’s got lots of hair.  Mr. Wilson’s got a little bit of hair.  Why is that?”

“Why, Why?”  “What, What?”  Mom answered in frustration.  “I don’t know.  Maybe it’s because they scrub their heads with a wash rag.”

For most of my life up to young adulthood, I was very careful not to shampoo my hair with a washcloth.

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Editor’s note:  I’m on the left, in the above picture.