The Grey Hair Pin

Whenever my grandmother came to visit, I was obligated to share my bedroom with her. I can still picture her relieving her pendulous breasts from the confines of her corset, then removing the pins from the bun in her snow-white hair. But though peeking at granny while pretending to be asleep provided some satisfaction for my youthful curiosity, it did not compensate for what to me was a painful loss of privacy. There were always a few of Granny's gray hairpins left scattered on my dresser after she left, reminders of the sacrifice I was forced to endure.

read more

Hair Is Overrated

“One thing I can tell you for certain is that you will lose your hair before your second treatment. And my advice is to buzz your head before it starts to fall out. ‘Cause if you wait ‘til it starts coming out it will be in your bed, it will be in your food, it will be in your shoes. Look me in the eye.

read more

Valentine’s Day, Thanks For Loving Me

Here’s Something New To Feel Good About Today! “You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” Sam Keen Are you celebrating Valentine’s Day with someone special, or still waiting for that “perfect” person to arrive? The truth is that LOVE is all...

read more

True Colors

My Irish Grandmother was small of stature, with pearly white hair, defined cheek bones and sparkling hazel eyes. She dressed as if expecting someone important to drop by, replete with silk scarf, brooch and white gloves.

read more

The Touch Of A Hand

Laido had a strange sense of humor and a peculiar habit of hugging people. He hugged the general contractor, the subcontractors and even the clients!

read more

My Dear Nana, Thank You.

Dear Nana, They say that vitality in life is a function of participation. I never met someone who was a demonstration of that like you were. Whether tending to your beautiful garden, managing your office, keeping up with your dogs, or going out on one of your shopping outings, I never met a more active person. You always seemed to...

read more

It's Quick! It's Easy! It's FREE!

Registering for The HandPrints Network is easy, just fill out the quick form and you will instantly be able to take part in our community. This includes the ability to rate stories, comment on stories and participate in our brand new forums. Once you are registered, you can update your profile with a custom avatar, bio information and even link to your website.