Hasta Luego House and Hair

June 2, 2013 at 11:48 am | Posted in Grief, life after loss, Love, normal? | 6 Comments
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“How would this do: and they all settled down and lived together
happily ever after?’
‘It will do well, if it ever comes to that,’ said Frodo.
‘Ah!’ said Sam. ‘And where will they live? That’s what I often wonder.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

I wrote about our old house in this post.  We had been renting it since we moved in 2007.  It was not the plan to rent it all this time but as my grandfather used to say “people make plans and G-d laughs.”  And, there was the real estate market crashing. . .

Last week we sold the house.  Before the closing I went in to walk around.  I stood in what was supposed to be Jake’s room.  The once baby blue walls are now whitish.  The room was empty.   No tears filled my eyes as I entered.  Jake was not there.  I did not really think that he would be – I know that he is with me where ever I go.  The address does not matter.

Completely unrelated (except for the fact that it also happened last week), I donated my hair for the 4th time to Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths.  So far, “Pantene has donated 24,000 free real-hair wigs” to cancer patients throughout the country.  It takes 6 donations to make 1 wig.  So, I have officially donated 2/3 of 1 wig.

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  1. Dear Lanie –
    Thank you for donating your hair. I’ve known a nimber of people who have benefitted from donations such as yours. I loved the paring of your hair story with Fletcher’s wild Mohawk!
    Have a peaceful and enjoyable summer.
    Love all around. Cornelia

  2. Fletcher with a mohawk!!! Will he be sporting it for your travels? And I’d love to see how YOU look with shortened hair. Congrats on selling the house and moving on from those memories.

  3. Congrats on selling the house. Tracy must be relieved too! xx and seeeee yyyyyooooouuuuu soooooooooooooooooon!

  4. Lanie — that does not count as an after picture! I want to see your gorgeous new do. Congrats on donating the hair and selling the house!

  5. I agree…where’s your new hair-do picture? Awesome mohawk picture. And congrats on selling the house. I love what you said about Jake being with you wherever you go. You are a wise woman.

  6. […] of today one of the twins and I have officially donated enough hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths to make one wig for a cancer patient.  It takes 6 donations to make a wig (I have donated 4 times […]


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