This is just a quickie.
As I take a break from tidying the house before my husband returns from work (I don’t want him to think I’ve been blogging all day!), I wanted to share my mother’s life long secret to attractiveness.
|My mother circa 1947. This photo taken, hand-colored and developed by my father.|
At 4:15 p.m. each weekday, my mama would disappear from the kitchen for a few minutes. She would return with her hair fluffed and her lips beautifully rouged. Her favorite lipstick color was fuschia. Occasionally, she went with a bright coral red. She had a beautiful smile with straight white teeth. The bright colors always enhanced her. When dad came through the door at 4:30 p.m., a hot meal greeted him and a loving wife with a beautiful smile.
My sisters and I were reminded frequently of this marital advice as we entered late teens. “Freshen up right before your husband returns home from work, girls. Always remember the LIPSTICK.”
Mama would approve of this blog. I was a lucky girl to have a candid mom, no topic was taboo. We laughed a lot. As she looks down from heaven, I think I’ll go find my lipstick.