There Was A Crooked Part

The weekly smile

I haven’t done a Weekly Smile for a while. It’s not because I’ve been sad, although I have, but more because the time has simply slipped away from me each day even when I seem to have so much more of it. I know I’m not the only one who feels this way. In any case, here we go.

My daughter made me smile when she told me that someone suggested to her we part our hair crookedly to hide our grey coming in until the salons reopen. In the 1990’s, there was a whole crooked part fad, and I had bought special combs for the three of us, so we could make our crookedness symmetrical. But I no longer have these combs, so I did mine freehand…

The crooked part

I love it! You still see some silver, but it’s much more blended this way. Big smile! 😀

And here’s a bonus smile. I went to Google to find the Mother Goose verse for the “Crooked Man” poem, and all I had to do was type “there was” and it came up in the list. Google knows the things I want. Scary but true.

There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile,
He found a crooked sixpence against a crooked stile;
He bought a crooked cat which caught a crooked mouse,
And they all lived together in a little crooked house.


Written for Trent’s Weekly Smile

Images credited to Trent’s World and me.

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20 responses to “There Was A Crooked Part

  1. I totally remember the days of the crooked part!

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  2. I had so forgotten that rhyme, like for 45 years…. ☺

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  3. Love the poem. Yeah I remember those days. But now I don’t party my hair so the gray is showing along the hair line. I got a DIY kit for roots touching and now they are looking okay.

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  4. Clever trick. I vaguely recall some women/girls doing the zigzag part thing. It beats a guy doing a combover any day 😊

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  5. Haven’t heard that old poem in a while😂

    Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

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  6. I have opted to forego the part altogether, since one side of my hair is so far from the other side. ‘S’all good, man.

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  7. Clever! Looks good!
    I’ve missed out on this aspect of corona as I do not (yet) color my hair.

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  9. Well there’s two smiles right there. I remember the crooked part fad in the 90s, I don’t think I ever did it, my hair was really to curly back then to part anyway. And I LOVED the crooked man poem, I remember that from when I was a kid and my folks read to us before bed….’and they all lived together in a little crooked house.” Oh my, thanks for the memories!

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