You’ll Laugh!

I have shared many events with all of you, good and bad. If you remember my last post, I talked about the wedding we were attending at Duncan and that the bride had wished for a pretty snowfall for her wedding pictures. Lo and behold! We got 5-7″ of beautiful white snow and no wind.

As I started to get ready for the wedding about noon on Saturday I unwrapped a new round hairbrush to use when drying my hair. I recently had it cut quite short because I’ll be recuperating in the bed and chair which are pretty hard on hairdos.

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Now I tell you – this has never happened to me and when it did I tried my hardest to get my hair untangled from the brush….. but to no avail.

I actually went upstairs where Rick was getting ready and almost in tears, I begged him to help me! He took one look and said, well, that wasn’t gonna come out of there! It was wrapped in both directions tight to my scalp. He wondered if he could just cut the hair? NOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Well, could I wear a hat to the wedding? Honestly he was serious. So should I just let the handle poke out under the hat???? We could cut it off. Are you kidding me? OK, come over here by the window where I can see better, he says.

He pulled the brush, wiggled the brush and finally said to me – go downstairs and get that side cutters by my chair. Me – you cannot cut my hair! Him – no, I’ll try to cut the bristles off from the surface of the brush releasing the hair. Me – good grief! But I’ll try anything so we set to the task.

Again we got nowhere. Me – let me call Connie! Oh, please Connie be home! Please answer your phone! And after a few rings she answers, yes, she was home and yes, she would come out immediately to help me.

I sit at the table watching the highway. Soon I see her turning down my road. She walks through the gate and what does she say? Wait for it…….

You’ll do anything for a blog post, won’t you?

She brought a tiny scissors that she used to lift the hair away from the brush and finally, yes, finally, out came the brush, minus some bristles.

Away she went and we got dressed which was another fiasco because Rick doesn’t often wear dress pants. Where are my black pants? Khaki pants? Which shirt? Well, then I’m going to wear those green pants and this yellow dress shirt. Me – Oh, great, you’re going dressed in John Deere colors.

I kid you not – he was still sorting out clothes, a white handkerchief, black shoes, etc. while I went to get the car.

Whew! In the car, I drove for 1-1/2 miles to the church and we made it on time.

The bridesmaids wore fur stoles over black dresses and carried winter greenery bouquets – so original.

It was a lovely wedding based on faith, family and friends. We enjoyed ourselves at the reception seeing so many friends and neighbors.

And that’s the story of my view of the wedding – tonight as we celebrated Roy’s birthday at the Northwestern Steakhouse we told the story and laughed all over again. Now it’s pretty funny – yesterday about 1 pm it was not funny.

Tomorrow morning is Connie’s knee surgery and I’ll let you know how it all goes in my next post. Hope you got a good laugh!

65 thoughts on “You’ll Laugh!

  1. Pam

    OMG. So funny….but laughing with you not at you…. sounds like it could have been me….lol. Good to laugh…not cry….thanks for sharing..

  2. Claudia Sheets

    Well I’m crying! Laughing so hard I’m crying! Thank you for sharing!!!
    Sending good juju to Connie!❤️

  3. Vickie Lemonds in NC

    You’re a “hot” mess, Miss Mary, but an adorable one! I read your blog and was laughing so hard, Jerry took away the iPad to see what was going on! He laughed too. Thank goodness for Connie and her clever thinking! Glad it turned out like it did and you made it to the church on time.

  4. Kathy Hanson

    OH my! What a story – I can just imagine it though. So glad that you would share it – we all get into crazy situations and it is good to know that others do too! My thoughts and prayers will be with Connie tomorrow. Hope all goes very well!!

  5. Diane Bauer

    Laughing only at Connie’s, “you’ll do anything for a blog post” comment! I cannot tell you how many times I have gotten a round brush or a curling iron with bristles stuck in my hair–it’s actually a panic moment for me because those things DO NOT give and the more you wiggle them, the stucker they get!! Glad you had some good help to get it out of your hair!!
    Beautiful wedding! Glad you all had fun and also enjoyed Roy’s birthday dinner! Good luck to Connie–prayers for great results and quick and complete healing! And then it’ll be your turn! Prayers for you as well!

  6. Patti in W Barnstable

    Oh Mary, you MUST be my sister! Hahaha. How do these things happen? Thank goodness for Connie! Please tell her we will all be thinking of her tomorrow.

  7. Sunflower from Michigan

    This story made me laugh out loud also! Thanks for sharing. I’ll be thinking of Connie and saying a prayer for her.

  8. Arrowhead Gramma

    Oh my Mary you had me laughing out loud – wearing a hat, Rick with the John Deere colors, etc.

    Thoughts and prayers will be with Connie tomorrow. Thanks for such an entertaining post.

    1. Karen Miller in FL

      Great post and such a good laugh. I could imagine you in a hat with the brush handle sticking out the side. Fun. Those brushes are treacherous! I have gotten my hair caught up in them too. Not as badly as you did though.
      Prayers for Connie surgery and recovery.

  9. Katie

    Just read your Saturday fun..great laugh on a Sunday evening, while I relax..
    Stay away from those lil brushes,
    Katie in Gilbert, AZ.

  10. Cheryl

    Today I was blow drying my hair just like always when a whole bunch of hair from the side of my head was sucked into the back of the dryer and kept pulling and twisting into the fan. I couldn’t get the dryer turned off. I knocked the plug out of the wall. By that time my hair had pulled out. Ouch! Prayers for Connie. Hope all goes well!

  11. patti leal

    i laughed so hard i almost fell out of my chair. yes, i have had it happen to me. fortunately dh (mr. ed) was home and managed to slowly, hair by hair, get me loose. he is way more patient than i am. i agree it really isn’t funny at the time. throughts and prayers with connie and her docs tomorrow. hugs, patti in florida

  12. Denise Peterson

    Goodness that had to hurt. I have gotten a brush stuck in my hair but not that bad. Ouch!! As I am looking at comments an ad shows up about “hairloss”. Ha, it didn’t say ‘don’t buy round hair bruses’. Thanks for the laugh!

  13. Cindy K.

    Mary, I am a retired hairstylist-salon owner. This has happened more than you think, it’s worse if your hair is long. You are so lucky you had Connie-many people have cut their hair to get the brush out, tho I think that happened more with kids! If you want to use a round brush I suggest one with real bristles, esp. with fine hair like yours. I’m so glad you had a happy ending! Hope all goes well with Connie’s knee surgery.

  14. Diane from TN

    Oh Mary, thank you for sharing your story. It has happened to me a couple of times and it is never a good situation. Best of luck to Connie tomorrow.

  15. Deb H

    I hate round brushes, for obvious reasons!
    The wedding looked lovely!
    Wishing Connie a successful surgery and you as well, soon.

  16. Sandy

    Life is never boring! Good luck to Connie ( and you Mary) for your surgeries,best wishes from Taiwan, sandy

  17. Carolyn Boutilier

    Mary, that is the best laugh I have had in a long time. I laughed so hard my husband wanted to know what was going on my computer. thank heavens for Connie. Pray all goes well for her surgery. thank you for the pictures of the wedding.
    Carolyn b Shenandoah Valley VA

  18. Cathy

    I was laughing but also remembering….that has happened to me on more than one occasion & it really does scare the beejeebes out of a person. And those things hurt too!
    Wedding looked beautiful. Her bouquet was immense & gorgeous.
    Good thoughts going to Connie.

  19. Karen Gaither

    I have a mental picture of Rick trying to get it out and Connie driving over. That is a true friend. Did she offer to stay and dry your hair? The wedding looks beautiful!
    I will say prayer for Connie & her doctors!

  20. Sue in Oregon

    Wow, that was one good belly laugh! And, I am still chuckling. I, like you and others, have been there, done that! And, it’s downright scary when you are threatened with cutting out the brush with scissors. So happy it all turned out well. Connie’s comment was priceless.

  21. Patty

    Glad the wedding was so nice and you could enjoy it!!
    I will be thinking of the doctors and nurses taking very good care of Connie tomorrow.
    As to the round brush trouble… I have long hair and bought a new round brush …oh yes, I had the same thing happen and had to get my husband to help me get my hair undone! What a rotten task!
    Happy for both of us getting loose and retaining our hair, in spite of the ordeal!
    Not really laughing here, just a tweaked grin..

  22. Jo in Wyoming

    Mary, you have many talents…beautician, with a new brush?
    What a funny story to send us. Love it.
    The wedding did look beautiful, I’m sure you had a great time.
    You and Connie have a big week. We all will be pulling for you.
    Hugs to you both.

  23. Rhoda Ebersole

    Yes the real bristle round brush is The answer. I never use any other kind with my fine hair.
    I think you are so lucky to have all that natural curl Mary.
    That wedding was beautiful.
    Prayers for Connie tomorrow.

  24. Caryn Goulden

    Oh Mary! I laughed so hard at your brush story! The wedding was beautiful.
    Sending prayers for Connie and her doctors and wishing her a speedy recovery.

  25. Dee

    That was hilarious. I love reading your blog–never know what you come up with whether it is the animals or your life events

  26. Jan VanDeWalle

    That was a good giggle, I bought a round brush once, I have fine hair and it was long at the time but got tangled real bad. I used the brush on the dog after I got loose. Prayers for Connie tomorrow and you on Thursday. Thank you for sharing and the laughs.
    Jan in Oregon

  27. Charlotte Shira

    Thank you for the laugh! Those brushes do attack you from a voice of experience. Praying for Connie’s successful surgery tomorrow and yours on Thursday. I love your blog!!!!

  28. Keryn Emmerson

    When I was about 16 my brother talked me into going to a dance with him, so that he’d have a partner if there weren’t any other young people at the dance. I grudgingly agreed, and put my long hair in curlers that afternoon. When it came time to get them out, not one of them would budge. Every single curler was locked in place. My brother sat with me for 2 hours, patiently untangling my hair, gently teasing me and making me laugh through the tears, until finally my hair was free. My head felt like it was on fire, but i went to the dance with him anyway because he’d been so nice. I can’t remember what happened that night, but I’ve never forgotten his kindness.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Keynote Emerson – what a sweet story from the heart! If I hadn’t told you about my misfortune, none of us would have heard the story of a caring older brother – thank you!

  29. Kate Schloemer

    It’s a great laugh but have seen this happen before except it was in long hair!!! It’s not funny at the time it happens.. lol
    Good luck Connie with your surgery this morning.

  30. Sandy in Indiana

    Speedy recovery to Connie today & you on Thursday!
    Sending hugs to you both…………

  31. Paula Philpot

    Love the black with the furs and green. Mary what is going on with Reed? You have not mentioned him in awhile and I love seeing his pic and his projects. Paula in KY

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Paula Philpot – sadly Reed’s grandmother picked up his quilt and he is now sewing at her house.

  32. Susan Moore

    Mary, I just closed 2 ads for hair restoration on your blog! Adds another little twist to your story! Rick and Connie are ingenious—I never considered cutting bristles! My best to Connie?

    Susan Moore from Good Hope

  33. Diane in Maryland

    Your house sounds so much like mine! Are all men alike? About 1/2 hour before we need to leave to go to an event he asks me if such and such look right together. I’ve asked him for days ahead of time if he knows what he is wearing. We don’t dress up except for weddings and funerals so it’s not like he has a million outfits to choose from.

    He is just now leaving to take one of our cats to the vet. I suggested he sneak the cat carrier out last night and be ready this morning. Nope… got it out this morning when Furball could see him and it. She immediately ran under the bed. I didn’t offer to help…he always says I scare her (ha!).. and an hour later they are off.

    I understandably chuckled about your hair experience! I’ve had the same thing happen! It is also painful! It’s those plastic type of hair bristles. I did away with those type of brushes and now have ones that have stiff little bristles . My hair never tangles on them and it dries really fast. Glad you made it to the wedding! It looked lovely. 5 – 7 inches of snow would paralyze our area in Md. People would have cleared the shelves of the grocery store. When I worked for the superintendent of the local school system parents would call and ask if schools would be cancelled the next day if snow was predicted, before a flake even fell. Not kidding!

    Wishing Connie a quick recovery from her surgery and another successful recovery for you!

    1. Betty Klosterman

      That is a wonderful name for a cat!! Furball!! It really made me laugh. It must be a delightful cat?

      1. Diane in Maryland

        Furball rules the roost here. A feral cat, a Manx that someone must not have wanted. She found her way thru the woods to us. Taming her was a challenge to my husband who eventually did and then he invited her inside. She has never wanted to go out again and she lies on his lap and looks at him with worshipping eyes. I’m not kidding. Nine years of this! We both love her and she tolerates me living here!

  34. Ellie

    So glad you were able to find a good solution to the hairbrush problem! What a hoot to read about but not endure! Thanks for the chuckle! Best wishes to Connie.

  35. Kathy in western NY

    I am visualizing Connie’s making the statement about anything for a blog post and how it had to bring laughter to both of you as she looked at you! I can imagine the three ring circus with hair and clothes cause as we get older here dressing up for funerals and weddings sure isn’t as quick as it use to be. I use a heavy plastic smaller round brush cause I became frustrated pulling more bristle brushes out of my head but not as bad as yours, but pretty close.
    Will be praying for Connie’s surgery and I know you will update us. How is your new bed working out? Did you get one of those adjustable mattresses? I have been dealing with a respiratory illness since after the holidays and using two pillows and think about how much better a new bed might work.

  36. Sheila

    Oh my! Nothing like a good laugh to start my day! Thank you for being so real! And of course I had fun imagining how you and your husband could have ended up going to the wedding…. you with a hair brush sticking our from under a hat and Rick dressed in John Deere colored clothes!
    Hope things go well for Connie today.

  37. Nikki M in Tx

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. I needed that laugh! John Deere themed wedding attire is so man! Remember when took husband in for his cataract surgery laid out his shirt to wear as if left on his own would wear oil stained, ? Stained faded denim shirt ( but it is comfortable). Did not notice until wheeling him out to car for drive home, she didn’t wear the shoes I laid out…he had on his work boots, mud, & all. Under my breathe I just kept chanting “ I am the wife of a rancher.”
    Prayers for Connie’s full & speedy recovery.
    Mountain Cedar is driving me crazy…warm weather we have been having has played havoc with allergies. 70 predicted for Thursday…

  38. Nancy TD

    Maybe there is a reason stylists aren’t using the round brushes. They seem to be using their fingers to lift my hair when drying it.
    Thinking of Connie today. Wishes for a speedy recovery.
    Have a great day—the sun is out here.

  39. Deb

    My then four year old daughter decided to brush her VERY long blonde hair with a round brush. The tears (from both of us) flooded the room but the hair had to be cut. It was hysterically sad and funny at the same time.

  40. Lisa in snowy eastern Washington state

    LOL That has happened to me more than once so I know what’s its like. However my hair is longer than shoulder length so it was a real mess. Glad Connie got you sorted out!

  41. Annette Croley

    Had that same experience plus once with Velcro rollers. Had to resort to cutting both out of hair!

  42. Kate

    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve got my hair caught in those round brushes so I don’t use them anymore. Glad you got out with some hair left on your head! Prayers for Connie tomorrow and prayers for her quick recovery. Thanks for the laugh today.

  43. Agatha

    I cannot laugh cause I had the same brush and it did the very same thing, I have very fIne hair. It took me almost an hour to get it out with some of my attached. The brush went right into the trash.

  44. Janet Orr

    Oh you reminded me of my senior prom back in 1973! One of my best friend’s had asked me to get ready at her house because her dad would only allow her to go if I and my date went with her and her date. She rolled my waist length hair up in those hot rollers we all used back then. When she took them out, one of them was a hot mess just like your hair brush. She tried and tried and couldn’t get it out. She asked how I felt about wearing a big bow over the roller. Then she left me alone in her room and I worked and worked and finally got that roller out! No way was I got to prom with a hair roller in!!!

    Prayers for Connie!

  45. Jan from TN

    I’ve had one of those small round brushes get stuck in my hair too but luckily I was able to rip it out of my hair by myself. My husband would have certainly gone for the scissors & hacked away. LOL!! I’m sure it all came out fine but I surely can identify with your panic over it!
    Looks like it was a gorgeous wedding.
    Best of luck to Connie tomorrow!

  46. Janice Hebert

    Oh Mary! I remember having this happen to me – with long hair. It did bring me to a near panic attack! Not fun at all. I can’t remember how I got my hair out of that brush but I never used one of those again. The wedding looked lovely, love the idea of the stoles. Prayers for Connie, and my brother in law who had his first knee done today too. I’m working on Bonnie’s Frolic – had to buy more fabric today. My dining room looks like a bomb went off! Jan in MA

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Janice Hebert – since i wasn’t aware of an extra clue posted on New Years Eve, I’m falling behind! I have nowhere to buy fabric so had to use what’s on hand. I wonder what it will look like? I don’t own a single piece of raspberry colored fabric!

  47. Diane Deibler

    I had to laugh at your adventure,Mary. I have done the same thing. And Rick sounds just like Bob. Waiting til the last minute to find clothes to wear!! He has gotten to the point that he has a couple of outfits that he wears because, I have approved them! He hates it when he puts something on and I veto it;thus causing him to undress and start all over. Men!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Diane Deibler – we could write a book! John Deere colors? To a wedding???

  48. Linda

    That happened to me with a cloth headband…I could not get it out of my longish hair.. it was totally twisted in my hair……at least I could cut the cloth in two..but good grief–How did it happen????

    I hope Connie feels better today–

  49. Felicia Hamlin

    Mary, you are such a good sport showing us your picture. I have gotten my brush stuck in longer hair, but not so bad, thank goodness. That is quite a bouquet the bride is carrying, so different, the stoles look nice. Did Connie had a knee replacement too? Wishing her a good recovery.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Felicia Hamlin – Connie had a scope of her right knee to repair a torn meniscus. She’s doing well today!

  50. Mrs. Goodneedle

    I only laugh because this could SO BE ME! Honestly, the other day I pulled open the microwave door, the latch seemed stuck, so I pulled even harder and smashed myself in the face! Its a wonder I didn’t break my glasses. I told Mr. Goodneedle that he’d better hope I didn’t get a black eye or everyone would ask him what I had done!! 😉 I’m glad you made it on time; what a lovely wedding.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Mrs. Goodneedle – it seems that many other women have done this – haha! Thanks goodness we aren’t along!

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