My niece, Jill, is hysterically witty and fun and unique. She just attracts smileys, fun things out of nowhere. Sometimes I sit and reminisce about her and her stories and laugh out loud (LOL) all by myself.
She has this little voice, this lilting, melodic, soprano sound — or maybe it’s just high and squeaky — although after two children and the endless amount of speaking it takes to get them to put their coats away (not counting toys, clothes, food, etc.), the tiny little voice may have deepened. But the little girl with her Mommy in the department store where Jill worked at the time was enthralled with her… and her voice. She stood and stared for a long time, listening as Jill talked to the customers, and finally asked, “Are you Snow White?”
Then there was the co-worker that kept walking by Jill’s desk calling her a “hoe.” So one day, when Jill had had enough, the girl came by, stood at Jill’s desk, and said, “Hoe.” Jill looked her in the eye as she finally retorted, “Shovel.”
She also got the Meme hair: thin and fine. My mother always complained about her hair and always described it as thin and fine. When Mom would call the house, my husband would say, “Thin-and-fine’s on the phone.” So now, with Meme gone, Jill is Thin-And-Fine.
Or at least she was until the chemo took it, left her head barren and void of any hair at all. But it couldn’t get her spirit. Nor could the radiation she had to endure for weeks. The pain that comes with all the “cure” couldn’t flip her unflappable determination to be well and “kick cancer’s ass” as the flair buttons proclaim.
Last time I talked to her on the phone, she still sounded like Snow White to me, and her facebook page is filled with one-worder witticisms. Her hair is beginning to grow back, and I can’t wait to see the outcome of the outgrowth!
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4 thoughts on “Thin-And-Fine Is Fine With Me”
oH……….BB……… I am sorry I had let Jill slip my mind………I will not forget again. I dont know her, just know of her,,,,,,,but I know she is a wonderful person because of who she is to the Lord. Prayers will be said again for her, and a few tears this morning, remembering not to forget Snow White….Blessings to Jill.
Sometimes it’s almost scary how strong women are. 🙂
Delores and Trinity River, I just wanted to acknowledge your kind words and prayers. I don’t even know you guys and you’re so supportive. Thank you.
And now for Brenda… (dun, dun, duuuunnnnnn). My worst nightmare has come true. You blogged about me. haha But I will say, it wasn’t as bad as I anticipated. However, first, I renounce thin and fine. I would feel it inappropriate to pass over Tish. My second point in my argument is that as my hair grows in I have apologized to it (pre-cancer I was not so nice to it; post-treatments I have learned to appreciate it) and acknowledged that it is actually average and fine. BUT, having Meme’s and Tish’s genes I am sure one day I will take the Thin and Fine torch. haha.
Your blog was beautiful and you always had such a way with words. And I absolutely loved the graphics! I love you Auntie Bren.
And this one’s for Darla – “God Save the Queen!” (Just saw the King’s Speech!)
Glad to know you have apologized to Ms. Hair, especially now that she’s returning. 🙂 You, my dear, are the inspiration, a survivor of many depths, starting with kooky kin. Tell Livvie she’s next. (evil laugh)