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Betty Vanalstine 1942

My mother had dark brown hair and was a very attractive woman.

There is a tendency in our family to gray hair early in life.

My mother fought gray hair by dyeing her hair dark brown.

There is a point in aging when unnatural hair color begins to look unnatural.

For her that was 47.

I looked at her, and said

“Mom you are beginning to look like Rose Kennedy.”

The next day, she had blonde hair and looked amazing.


rose-kennedy-2There is a group of women in San Miguel who unlike my mother, have joined the Rose Kennedy Gang and kept the dark hair.

Guess they don’t have sons who knew what Rose Kennedy looked like.