Thursday, April 24, 2014
GREASY RAGS AND WAVE SET
Today I had my car serviced and when I stepped into the garage the smell of greasy rags, and seeing all the "stuff" in a repair shop brought back the memories of my Dad's Radiator and Repair Shop in the 40's.
Greasy floors and rags, tools everywhere you looked just made me remember how my Dad smelled when he would come home dead tired from work, and lay down on the floor.
That's when little Wanda would come in with "wave set" (anyone old enough to remember wave set) and a rattail comb and begin the beauty treatment of my dad full head of black hair.
Mother would say from the kitchen, "Wanda, get off your dad and leave him alone, he's tired and hungry." To which my dad would answer every time. "Leave her alone, it feels so good ~ I'll take a shower before dinner."
Today, as I stood in that shop to pick up my car....all these wonderful memories and smells rushed over me. Aren't memories the greatest thing...he's been gone almost 50 years...and it was like yesterday.