I am a 78 year old woman residing in Woodstock Ont. Canada. I have three amazing children, two son and a daughter? I brag about my grandchildren a thirty-six year old granddaughter and a sixteen year-old grandson. Ron and I were married at nineteen and have been married fifty-eight interesting and adventurous years. A severe car accident over fifty years ago caused by a drunk driver robbed me of my careers and left me to live the rest of my life with chronic pain. Until then I was a successful hairdresser, make up artist and a model. To help deal with the daily pain I taught myself to paint. First on clothing, then on walls, wooden pieces, stone and now on canvas. It came as a surprise when that my son in law suggested I write about the hairdressing stories I had been telling for so many years. I have been writing poetry for as long as I can remember but writing a story was foreign to me. I am hoping these stories will inspire someone to live their dreams too. I want to pass my strength on to others. See my other books that are available on this site.
This book is the story of a little girl who through a childhood full of struggles, hardships and pain had a dream. That dream was to someday become a hairdresser. Follow her as she trades her dollies in for the real thing. This is the diary of a hairdresser who had a calling and a great memory. It is filled with stories of pain, sadness, gossip, angst, triumph, challenge and most of all, humorr.
. These are stories filled hardships and disasters, mingled with blessings and joy, and through it all you will come to see how a six-year old girl who was lost, unloved and abused became a woman of great passion and inspiration
.This “free” day was the brainchild of Helena, the superintendent of Paul Pogue School of Hairdressing and founder of the “free services to the needy program” in our school. It was her quest to bring this world of injustice and the shameless neglect of the homeless and needy one head closer to being a little more just. One look at Helena was enough to identify her as the originator of this type of education. This is the story of one woman's fight against discrimination towards the homeless and needy by offering hair care and grooming services FREE of charge to all in need. Only to be bashed down by government regulations and the uncaring
Flabbermouth is my word for ‘foot in mouth’ moments that leave one ‘flabbergasted’. These are true events that have happened in my life over the last 50 years. I hope you enjoy reading them and at least get a chuckle. In some cases those who know me personally these may bring back a memory or two.
Christine Hannon has written poetry from a very early age, as described in her book, " A Hairdresser's Diary." In response to her fans of that book, Chris has agreed to publish her book of poetry,
THIS NEW BOOK IS ABOUT MY LIFE WITH CHRONIC PAIN INCLUDING STORIES OF OTHERS AND THEIR JOURNEY IN PAIN.