20121113-213218.jpg“NOOOOOOOOOOO” I screamed into the mirror this morning!!!! “This really isn’t happening!!!!!” But a second look confirmed it… I was going grey. But not like you might think. I mean I might have a few grey hairs on my head, but who would know. Those babies get colored every four weeks. Honestly, I haven’t seen my real hair color since 7th grade. I might be totally streaked with grey but I will never know… NEVER! No the hair I’m talking about IS ON MY CHIN! Let me explain. About 4 years ago, I noticed a black hair coming out of the left side of my chin. Really?? I thought to myself back then. But what are you going to do? You’re going to pluck, that’s what! So I’ve diligently kept my eye on that little sucker since then. Although sometimes, I would catch myself feeling it with my finger when it got long enough to be pokey. I would rub my chin as if I was a Harvard professor saying to my class, “Ah yes, Einstein did in fact give us two theories of relativity; special and general. And yes, it’s true, he married his cousin.” So this morning, I was once again checking for my hair and it was weird because I could feel it, but I couldn’t see it. So I leaned closer into the mirror and a quick shimmer caught my eye. Leaning even further I focused in on what was catching the light…and it was my hair… only it wasn’t black… IT WAS GREY!!!!! “NOOOOOOOO” I screamed into the mirror. “This really isn’t happening. I can’t be going grey on my chin hair!!” But it was true. As grey as grey can be, you might even describe it as silver. I could not pluck that baby out fast enough. AAAAHHHhhhhhhh life. Ya know! In your 20′s you have a little black dress. In your 30′s you have a little black hair. And in your 40′s you have a little grey hair. Oh my God, I’m going to be a blue hair before I know it!


About Wendy D

I was born in San Francisco and ended up marrying a rancher in Reno, Nevada. I have a big city job anchoring the 5 o’clock news but come home to the country where my husband’s family has ranched for 5 generations.


  1. Deirdre says:

    Not grey- just blonde!!!!! That’s what I tell myself anyway! ha

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