Yeah, I was over due.
Took the boy with me, he has been clamoring for a hair cut for days.
Unusual for a kid.
There is a little barber shop in the town I lived in and I have literally been going to that place for twenty years now.
Two sweet ladies owned the place and one of those ladies was a dear, dear friend.
I just flat loved Linda.
Pretty little blond, thin and just a sweet heart.
She used to invite me to parties at her place fifteen miles out of town, she lived right next to the river.
I will never forget watching the salmon digging nests in the gravel and spawning five feet away.
She has been gone five years now.
I went and saw her a couple of months before she passed away and there wasn’t much left of her then.
I was almost afraid to give her a hug, I thought I would break her.
If she weighed eighty pounds I would have been surprised.
I do miss that lady to this day.
That barber shop is right next to the bar I used to live in and she would come get my drunk ass and drag me over to give me a good going over, the works.
Hair cut, beard trim, eye brows, mustache and a neck trim for twelve bucks.
Her partner Brenda still does that for me and I don’t ever remember walking out of there without giving her twenty.
That’s because I think the world of her and I only get my hairs cut three times a year.
Both of them.
Something to give you a chuckle regarding barbers,
when I was a kid, maybe six or seven, my Grandfather took me and my little brother to the barber shop.
He was two or three and the barber put a booster seat on the chair, picked him up, sat him down and asked him what kind of hair cut he wanted.
He pointed at my very bald Grandpa and said he wanted one just like him.
One with a hole in the middle.
Thanks fer stopping by.
Just to let you know, Linda was very active in the community and was adored by hundreds of other people too.
So much so ,that the city put a cast iron bench in the park down town and put a small, solid rock column in the ground with her picture on it as a remembrance.
I have been known to go visit her on occasion and am overdue.