Sunday, May 27, 2007

Happy 2 Year Locversary to Me!

I'm looking strange in this pic because so much has happened in the past two weeks and I completely forgot all about my locversary! I'm usually counting down the days and here I was totally relaxed and into my new....well, old Langston Hughes Reader that I found during some antique shopping. The Langston Hughes Reader consists of selected writings, novels, stories, plays autobiographies, poems, songs, blues, pageant , articles and speeches. A true jewel!

All weekend the weather has been non stop rain and I absolutely love the rain, thunderstorms and lightening shows. This time last year we were praying for rain, so I have no complaints.

Yes, call me weird but when the raindrops are hitting our rooftop and the lightening show displays its beauty I meditate on the blessings of God and sit back with a good read.

I'm sure my appreciation for rain and thunderstorms are embedded in me by my grandmother. Who today, still unplugs every electrical appliance in her house and sits still until it passes. Oh, I can still hear the rain dropping down on their tin roof top down in the bayou. Somehow, we always had good laughter from my gradnfathers jokes about other family members! Isn't it funny how those times are passed down generation to generation?

I digress, I was so excited to find the book because it was published in 1958 and was $5.95 then. I worked over the poor seller and he let it go for $45.00. When I'm not reading the book, it sits on my living room table as a conversation piece.

Happy Locversary to me!! These days I'm loving freestyling since the humidity takes my curls as soon as I walk out the door. So until the sun comes out again, I'm freestyling and loving it. OK, got to get back to my book!

BTW, Praline just made her one year lockversay last month, see her progress here.




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17 comments:

Cluizel said...

ongratulations!

brunsli said...

Happy Lockversary to you!!

Goodnapps said...

Cheers to another year in lockdom! You're looking good as usual.

n'Drea said...

Congrats on your lock-aversary!!! Your locks are so thick and pretty. The freestyle look suits you just as much as your curls. That LH Reader sounds like a real treasure find. I was an English major, so I perked up when you mentioned it. I'll check to see if it's available here in Jamaica.

Aya said...

Oh how I love to curl up with a good book. YiI bet you're enjoying some gool ole R&R. Congratulations on your 2 year locversary. They are looking good.

Blessings

Alise M. said...

Wow,
2 years already. I still remember the post about the inital bunching. Who'd a thought! Your locks are looking great. Keep on freestyling with your bad self.
Alise

Mahogany_Butterfly said...

Congrats on your loc anniversary they're gorgeous and that Langston Hughes Reader sounds WONDERFUL.

BlaqKofi said...

I was just thinking about you the other day since my 2 yr loc'versary is coming up and I know we locked within weeks of each other - developing this beautiful friendship of ours! Congrats girlfriend. Your locks, as always, remain looking good. Great Langston Hughes find!

Linda said...

Happy locversary to you Creyole. Time flies and it seems like you've put it to good use.Your locks look great. I'm sure your book is a real find and is certainly enjoyable. There is much real literature being produced today and certainly this is a classic.

Jena Evans said...

Happy Loc-versary to you... Two years is too cool...

blessings~

Tra said...

Congrats sis, your locks look lovely!

Chosen Vessel said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! 2 YEARS, WOW :) Your hair always looks beautiful to me. I will hit my 4 year mark on July 15th, I can't believe it has always been 4 years, "time sure does fly when you are having fun!"

Mel said...

Congratulations on reaching this milestone Creyole!

GoldenChild said...

Congratulations on your 2-Year anniversary. I want to thank you for sharing your daughter's journey. My daughter just joined the Sisterlock family on May 26, 2007. Seeing your blog and you daughter's blog encouraged me to create a blog for me and her. I've been Sisterlocked for 21 months.

Sis. RJQueen10 said...

Congratulation! You hair is beautiful, Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL!
When I got my hair braided in this latest style, the lady's husband was doing a research project and paper on Langston Hughes, I did not know so many books had been written about him.

I was given "The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes" for my 27th birthday and WoW I am going to be 35 this year--Sunday, SEPTEMBER 9TH! I think I will ALSO celebrate this birthday, by sitting down and reading some of Lanston Hughes' poetry.

My favorite poem by him is of course "Mother To Son". I had forgotten and was recently reminded that Langston wrote Harlem [2], I know it by its first line "What Happens To A Dream Deferred?" This is another powerful favorite of mines. Which are your favorites?


Sis. RJQueen10

Natacha said...

Happy Nappy Anniversary Creyole!!

Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. You asked how I got the crinkles and I wanted to share that I did TST, just like Kina does in her album. She has an album with step-by-step instructions, check it out:
http://public.fotki.com/miknotti/hair_journey_locs/how_to_get_deep_waves/

Let me know how they work out for you, ok.

Inspirations and continued blessings,
Nat

blaqbeauti3 said...

i have that langston hughes book and i love it!