Ironing with Grey Hair???

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One of the other Blogs I belong to, asked a question the other day:  Had I ever been Mistaken for  Someone I Wasn’t?  And what was my opinion on ironing – did I still iron?  Interesting questions……

I have always had prematurely grey hair – started when I was 16 – 17.  It was not
throughout my hair, it was concentrated at the front.

It is  not the salt and pepper
type of grey, it is brighter, some people say platinum, but I’m not sure about
that…..   Anyway, I was about 35, and dating my now-husband, who is 16 years
older than me.  So, I’m 35, he’s 51, we went sightseeing through a large, almost
castle like place.  Anyway, he was already quite grey and the senior rate to
tour this building started at 55 – bargain price.  We get up to the ticket
counter, the person working behind the counter looks up and says:  “Two
seniors??”    WHAT!!!   I called my hair stylist the next day and booked an
appointment to get my hair coloured…….

As far as ironing goes, I did iron in my single days.  Somebody had to!!  But, once we were married, my husband did all the ironing  –  and such a crease he can get!!   See, here’s the trick, marry a (retired) policeman – used to ironing uniforms –  you will never measure up – so he does the ironing!!!!  JOY!!!


Choose Joy!!


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15 responses to “Ironing with Grey Hair???

  1. Well said Patricia. I’m just like you as I’m a victim of premature gray hair from 18-20. I don’t know, how will I look after 10 years, but I just love my gray hairs a lot 🙂

  2. I love your background and I did that quiz: I am You are Elizabeth Bennet of Pride & Prejudice!
    You are intelligent, witty, and tremendously attractive.

    You have a good head on your shoulders, and oftentimes find yourself the lone beacon of reason in a sea of ridiculousness. You take great pleasure in many things. You are proficient in nearly all of them, though you will never own it.
    Thanks so much.

    • Patricia

      “oftentimes find yourself the lone beacon of reason in a sea of ridiculousness” !!!

      Jackie!! What a beautiful line!!

      Elizabeth is an amazing person to “be” !! Enjoy!!


  3. Good stories, Patricia. I cover my gray and my husband doesn’t. Personal choices. Now we’re both close to 60 so does it really matter? Love your blog!

    • Thank you, Jacqui! I saw your post on Book Blogs, and return the compliment. I am now subscribed to your blog! Was pleasantly surprised to find your comment here!

      All this chatter reminded me so much of colouring my hair – I called up my hair stylist, and am now no longer grey!! I have short (straight) hair, so variety works well!!


  4. So glad you posted this here, it’s priceless! And by the way, where do you find these iron-loving husbands?

    • Thanks for the idea, Cathy! It has certainly generated some nice replies.

      I waited a looonnnggg time for this guy!! (Worth the wait, in many ways!)


  5. I feel like we really have something going between us in such a short time. LOL Besides being commenting haphazardly, I also started going gray at 16. A major difference between the two of us and one that I wish we did not have is that my husband’s uniforms are pressed to perfection by no one other than myself.

    • Nice to hear from you, Stephanie! Yes, it seems like we are long-time blogging friends! You have my total admiration for pressing unifirms!! Oh,my goodness!! 😦


  6. I started graying at 30 but now at 48 I am pretty much salt and pepper but nobody knows except for my hair dresser and you, lol! I can enjoy ironing if I am in the mood for it. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am going to look around your lovely blog. I also added you to my google reader. I love finding new blog friends!

    • Patricia Blomeley-Maddigan

      And don’t worry, Beth – your secret is safe with Judaye and I ……..!!

      Thank you for complimenting my blog, I appreciate it. Hope you enjoy looking around.

      Thank you for adding me to your Google Reader. Yes, Blog Friends are always a good thing.

      Choose Joy!

  7. I just got my hair cut Saturday and there is a white patch in the middle of my head. Not grey, white. I do have silver patch in the front of my head. I was hoping it would turn out like a bolt of lightning like Frankenstein’s wife, but so far it’s just a slanted line.

    I do own an iron, but use it only when I have to.


  8. Rae

    I’d love to see what brought the comparison of grey hair and ironing 🙂 must have been an interesting conversation! I have some grey hair, have had for a few years, but am now “letting it go”. Don’t want the expense and fuss of coloring.
    As far as ironing, hmm–true story– my oldest was here at my house with her dress uniform last month and noticed a wrinkled leg crease. She asked for my iron, and I said, well, I don’t think we ever unpacked that box (6 years later)…and here’s my credit card, go buy an iron at the local store… thanks for sharing, Rae

    • Hi, Rae!

      Yes, sometimes our conversations and blogs, (at least mine!!) veer off in different directions! 🙂

      The “timing” of hair – with our lives! – can be tricky!! It can quickly become a stress factor!!

      That is funny about your iron!! Goes with the saying: “If you don’t use something in 2 (or 6!) years, it is time to recycle it”!! “And then have to buy it again….”!! Thanks for posting your story, Rae.


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