Thursday, September 21, 2006


Did you feel the music all up in that piece? *(see previous post below)* I'm still not sure what inspired those particular characters. I just sat down one day and they appeared--fully formed and ready to cut up and act a fool.

Interestingly enough, there are folks in Memphis who still ask about Jackie Ann. "What's Jackie been up to? When are you going to write about Jackie Ann again? What's been going on with her hair these days?"

After eyeballing the questioner in a right peculiar fashion, my standard response has been something along the lines of, "Now, you do know Jackie Ann is a figment of my imagination, don't you? (LOL)

If you don't mind, I think I'll stay on the topic of hair for a minute. Stay tuned for my (totally off the wall) list of the top ten best 'fros, worst 'fros and brothers who need to let the the perm go (smile).


Sharon J. said...

Hi Lori:

I see why "New Growth" took first place!!! We black women take a lot of abuse about our hair, and it starts young. As for the Afro competition, I would like to give Pam Grier props. I know she wore a lot of wigs, but she also had a nice, thick natural of her own. Does the size of the Afro count, because Shari Belafonte looked beatiful in her teeny, weeny afro back in the '80s. I used to have a crush on Ron Dellums, too. I saw him at O.U. back in the 80s when I went to school there. What charisma!!!

Lori said...

Hey Sharon J.,
I agree--in the itty-bitty, teeny, weeny 'fro category, Ms. Belafonte would probably take the grand prize. I'm not sure about Pam Grier. I could never tell her real hair from the wigs.

As for Brother Ron D., he's still fine, isn't he? (smile) Lori D.