I was going to write about my favorite Christmas but ran across this photo and it changed my mind… because it made me smile and I wanted to share this story with you all.
Walter told the barber to give Ben a mohawk. I don’t know if Ben told Bro he wanted one or if Bro just told the barber to give him a mohawk. But this is how Bro and Ben walked home. Mom about stroked out. But, dang, he was so cute that she forgave Walter.
Then I got in on the action… our sis, Sue, had a glorious array of neck scarves that were the rage in the early Fifties. Ben and I decided that he had a mohawk so he ought to be dressed up like an Indian and who better to help him than moi? If you click the pic you can see our sister standing behind the chair. She was so mad at us for getting in her stuff, but she still had a bit of a smile trying to peek out.
Now you may ask, “What’s the deal with it taking attitude?” Bro and I were talking about it when we were looking at these as he was scanning these photos and he’s the one that said, “You know it takes attitude to wear a mohawk.” And this was the particular photo that brought about that comment:
The boy had the stuff to pull it off. Check out the suit coat and the jive attitude. Ben, Bro and I still love this photo and as far as we are concerned even now with you being 61 you could still pull off a mohawk. You still have what it takes.
Love you, Baby Bro, and I’ll see you and all your family for Christmas.