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by Lloyd Lofthouse
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
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Joseph cut hair for almost a hundred years.



Alongside his brother,
As a barber’s apprentice,
Joseph dug up the dead
To learn cutting hair
In Belgium
During WWI 
After the Germans
Invaded France
Inventing trench warfare.

“Their hair and fingernails
kept growing
in the grave,”
Joseph said.

With tears in his eyes,
Joseph talked about
Cutting Marilyn Monroe’s
Hair before and after
She became famous.
He didn’t believe
She killed herself.

Joseph was in his eighties
When he first cut my hair
Lasting more than a decade.

He saved Scientific American
For me to read.

At ninety,
Joseph was more alive
Than people half his age.

While cutting,
We talked
Swapping war stories
Mixed with life’s laughter.

Many of those stories
Joseph gifted
Still live in my head.

I wonder if Joseph
Took my stories
With him?

After he was gone,
I cut my own hair.

_____________________________

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Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 11/20/2008
Interesting tale and perhaps all of Joseph's stories will one day be passed on....

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 11/20/2008
We are shaped, if we are lucky, by the Josephs in our life.
A moving tribute, Lloyd. The corn silk that passes for my
hair is trimmed with loving care by a pretty woman who speaks
to me of the places she's been. I tell her about the small
talk I have with the gulls I meet. -gene.
Reviewed by John Flanagan 11/19/2008
Lloyd,
A gentle and wise evocation of a man and a time and a place, a rich biography.
John
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 11/19/2008
a touching write....I can understand why you cut your hair after Joseph was gone. The Joseph's of the world are very special people. Holly
Reviewed by Bonnie May 11/19/2008
Very touching write about a dear man. A man determined to arise from the ashes of war. Well done Lloyd, a beautiful tribute to a deserving man and friend. Love and hugs Bonnie
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