Monday, July 28, 2014

Your Face Is Gone, Mama!

Your Face Is Gone, Mama!
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee

Photo is owned by me ... Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee.  Photo is of myself, and Tommy as a young boy of eleven.

I saw horror in the eyes of my little son, Tommy.  He had come to the door of the bathroom.  I couldn't understand at first the expression on his face!

I remembered!  I had put a beauty mask on my face.  It was time to peel it off.  The devil took over at that point ... because I knew I was going to play a trick on Tommy!  I was laughing inside ... yes, I know it was so mean!

I looked in the mirror, gasped.  I turned back around to Tommy, and began peeling the mask off.  "Oh, no!  My face is coming off ... my face is coming off"!

Tommy began crying, pointing.   "Mama, your face is coming off"!  I peeled the mask off ... it had holes in it where the eyes, mouth was.  I held it for Tommy to see ....

He looked at my face ... saw it wasn't gone!  He quit crying.  I don't think playing that trick ever caused any damage!  Yes ... it was a mean trick!  I was young, myself ... and very mischievious!


  1. I think I would have been laughing too. ♥

  2. I wish I could have seen Tommy's face when you did that! I bet he was serious about thinking your face was peeling off. Sometimes parents have to have a little fun with the little ones. If not, we adults would be very boring! Love, Ms. Nancy