Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The beauty of... wrinkles???

This woman keeps showing up in the ad bar on my email account.

Isn't she beautiful?

No, seriously, isn't she?

I get it. Obviously you DON'T want to end up looking like this so you'll rush to buy the wrinkle cream but, you know what, it's not working on me.

She sort of resembles my grandma, a woman who raised 14 children, nice, respectable, hard-working children. In a three bedroom house. From the 1920's through the 50's she had babies, with only one set of twins, while her husband worked hard for the railroad and not much around the house.

By the time I knew her she was always in a bright loose mu mu making some kind of soup. My mom tells me there was always soup of some kind of soup on the stove. She still lived in the house she'd raised all those children in. They slept 3 to a double bed. The older girls dropped out of high school at 16 to work and the boys all joined the service during WW II. When I knew Grandma Vilcek she looked liked this having worked hard for every wrinkle.

So, at least today, I'll not be clicking on that ad to buy wrinkle cream because I think a face that looks like this as the result of a long full life, is beautiful.

Anita Renfroe (famous for her Momsense to the William Tell Overture) has an opinion about wrinkles as well... (as she parodies Beyonce's video All the Single Ladies) Apparently she's not buying it either!


aspiemom said...

Oh yes! I've seen this. Isn't it awesome!

paula said...

I think you've inspired me to write about my granny! and you SO DO NOT need wrinkle cream GF! xo