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July 09, 2011


What a great post CC. I've never had a pedicure or manicure either...and I use to bite my nails when I was a kid too. Do I have working hands? Well, if raising four kids and keeping a house qualifies....I guess I do. We also ran our own advertising agency out of our home for over twenty years when the kids were growing up. All that before I decided to go 'out' into the working world again for another 11 years.

I love the pics of your hand over the years...that alone tells a story. ~Joy

Never had a manicure either. I've painted my nails a couple times, but that didn't last for more than a couple of hours. I put on gloves when working with some chemicals at work, cutting back roses, clearing certain areas of vegetation (stinging nettle is not fun to grab) and when carrying firewood. I sometimes wear gloves when stacking rocks - usually donned after I've smashed a finger or two.

I must take after my mother!

Thanks, Joy, I've always thought that hands tell a person's story pretty well.

Bogie--You have my sympathy for taking after that woman!

You do much more yardwork than I; but, I get to do enough. (I tell people that I don't enjoy doing it; but, either I'm a masachist or I've been lying to myself.)

I fondly recall the days when you, Dudette, and I worked in the "garden". It gave us a chance to chat unself-consciously. I treasured that time with you girls.

I don't get pedicures or manicures either. You have good "working hands." Mine are OK, or good enough to get the job done.

This is reassuring. Women I know who have not grown up in the Middle West countryside have a penchant for going to fancy spas and getting their nails "done." It gives me the creeps, among other things, and makes me feel scornful, too."My gawd....haven't they got anything better to do? Is this their idea of fun? 'So relaxing'. Uh huh...

I have lovely working hands, thanks! Complete with liver spots!

Hattie & ME--I'm happy to learn that I'm not the only one around with working hands (by definition, beautiful!)

While my knee-jerk reaction to spas is like ME's, as long as no one is making me pay for it, I can't fault anyone for doing what makes them feel more relaxed/more beautiful/more whatever-it-is-that-s/he seeks. Personally, I don't want anyone touching "...my alabaster body." (terminology stolen from the movie "The Andromeda Strain")!

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