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February 20, 2009

Hairy armpits...

I am seriously considering never shaving again! I like the way God made me.
We went to the zoo and met Thane Maynard by the polar bears. He does a daily program on public radio called the 90-second Naturalist. He told us that his 3 daughters grew up and are now biologists, too.
I've enjoyed the Australian singer, Lenka's songs...especially Live like you're dying and The Show. Today, my dad came over and helped me tune a guitar I'm considering buying from a friend I work with...I am borrowing one from Fotina right now, but want to buy one. So, he began and then told us a story about his sister who has passed away (she was named Martha, and I was named after her). He remembers her playing Frieght Train. He couldn't remember all the words, but found this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMSYzFdloqY&feature=related Elizabeth Cotten (who must be left handed) playing with Pete Seeger. We thoroughly enjoyed it...

My Aunt Martha (top), Aunt Ellen (left) and Dad (isn't he cute?)...about 50 years ago!

7 comments:

Michelle M. said...

Good luck with that :) Why do we shave our armpits anyway?

I love that photo. Your dad really is adorable!

Pres. Kathy said...

The picture of the girls is just so cute! The title of your post just made me burst out laughing! Thanks!

soakley said...

I like the way God made me too, but sometimes it is appropriate to mantain ourselves even though it may seem unnecessary or unnatural. Like trimming our finger and toenails, or cutting our hair and shaving....a matter of good hygiene, I think.
I'm thinking of Frieght Train by Cat Stevens, is that a different song?

Susan Sophia said...

If shaving armpits was a matter of good hygiene, then men would shave theirs as well. They don't and so I must assume that somewhere in time it was made known that one needed to shave their armpits (and legs) in order to look pretty. Less than 100 years ago women didn't show off their armpits or their legs so why shave.

JO said...

LOL - ha ha. I understand...good luck sister ! It is one way to go "ALA Natural" eh !

Loreluca said...

That's funny! That was my mom's argument for not waxing the hair above her lip, but she always did shave the armpits and trimmed her nails. Go figure. We are very lucky, though, so we don't have leg hair, or arm hair, so that is not a concern...
Anyways, I love that you are playing the guitar. I need to buy a new guitar for myself. Haven't played since 2003, I think.
And your dad and aunts look ADORABLE!

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