Saturday night our daughter Heidi posted a picture of our grandprincess, Keira Lee in rollers. The picture stirred old memories. Lois always had the girls in rollers on Saturday nights. She listened to gospel music on the radio and cycled the kids through their baths while I put the finishing touches on my messages. One at a time the children came to kiss me good-night smelling sweet from their baths.
Wee Keira’s picture brought the memory back to my heart. Now the girls are all grown up. They have every appliance known to womankind to enhance their considerable natural beauty. They have curling irons, flattening irons, kinking irons, double curling irons and blow-driers. They have mirrors and contraptions and lotions and soaps and fragrances and whole bags of implements and beauty aids.
Lois said she remembered her mother getting her in rollers on Saturday night in preparation for church, too. Sometimes her mother had to get her ready for church late in the night after working a shift at the Ford Motor Company.
Thanks to devoted moms everywhere who put little girls in rollers on Saturday nights and bathe little boys for church. May God bless America with moms and dads who care about preparing little hearts for worship.