My oldest daughter Adrienne recently returned from a four day trip to Las Vegas along with a friend of hers.
They both invited me to tag along, which would not have been a problem with work. I could have taken some of my vacation days. I did think long and hard about this possible trip. But my immediate thought to myself was (I really don’t gamble.)
I associate gambling with Las Vegas. However, Adrienne informed me that there were much more to see and do in Vegas besides the casinos, like taking in some shows, shopping, sight seeing and more.
My decision was final; I declined. But once she returned safely back home, I discovered that I may have made a hasty decision. She showed me pictures and talked about how much fun she had. I was kind of jealous.
She even came home with a souvenir for me. When she began unpacking she pulled out a new purse and before she could even tell me that this was my souvenir, I fussed at her, saying, “Another purse! You sure don’t need another purse.” Well I humbled myself afterwards, thanked her and apologized.
She came home with another souvenir, but this one was for herself, a hair piece. Lordy, was what I said to myself when I first laid my eyes on this blonde long-hair piece. But after she displayed it on her head, it actually looked great and natural on her, just like her own hair.
Adrienne wore the new hair piece to school where she works as a school counselor. When she returned home she had all kinds of new stories to tell me concerning her “new-do.” She told me that some of the first graders told her, “Wow, Ms. Miller, your hair sure grew out fast while you were away.” She went along with this and answered, “Yes. I guess all that Vegas water I drank, my hair grew out!” Ha! Out of the mouths of babes.
She did tell the school children the truth later. After learning that their school counselor indeed wore a hair piece the students wanted her to take it off so they could have a closer look and feel the texture, ha-ha.
Anyway, with all of this said, if and when I do travel to Vegas, you will NOT see me wearing a hair piece, I assure you!
Accent Editor Myra Miller can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org