Our country has lost two great women in the last few weeks who have, in their own ways, helped to push forward the idea of beautification. Which one was better known, it’s hard to say. I certainly learned more and more in the endless TV coverage, breaking news and newspaper articles about their lives.
The first one to pass on was former First Lady- Lady Bird Johnson. I still don’t know if either of those were her real names. I couldn’t ascertain that fact out of the millions of tidbits of information. What I do know is that she was a gracious lady who helped to get native wildflowers planted along our boring, black tar endless highway system. Now when I’m stuck in traffic I can look out the window and smile warmly as I think of a happy place full of native poppies.
The second striking blow for us happened Friday. Tammy Faye Baker went on to that big PTL in the sky. Now you may be thinking, “Beautification? What the hell?” But let me tell you when Tammy Faye hit the scene in the 80’s, none of us wanted to look like that! All us girls cleaned out our old clumpy mascara that we had used for the last 3 years and started over. We learned the power of waterproof mascara. No black trails of Alice Cooper tears for us! Suddenly, make-up and their users were transformed. The natural look appeared in teen ‘zines and even in Vogue. It was if the hand of God broke through the heavens above and Bitch slapped us into a cosmetic reality. And in true Joan Crawford fashion we all screamed in unison ” NO CLUMPY MASCARA, EEEVVVEEEERRRRRR!
So girls, let’s all take a few seconds out of our make-up routines today, raise up those mascara wands, wave them back and forth and give a little shout out to 2 of this country’s jewels.
To Lady Bird and Tammy. May Heaven be full of flowers and Wal-Mart’s that are running an ad for 2 for 1 Cover Girl Waterproof Clump Free Mascara.