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  • Long before I was one
    I read the book
    ''when I'm an old woman...I shall wear purple''
    and now
    by some standards I am an old woman
    and I do wear purple.....
    it is one of the colors I was allowed to wear as a child...

    There was a list of colors redheads should not wear....
    red was one of them
    the brainwashing stuck
    I was in my early 20's when I decided I would wear red
    buy a red dress I saw at a thrift store
    a HOT RED satin dress
    I would wear it for Halloween...
    nylons
    high heels
    a satin red dress
    I would go to a party as a 40's or 50's actress
    at a red carpet event
    I think in the end I looked more like a hooker
    I was just too young to carry the dress

    But it was memorable
    it really was that
    when All Hallows Eve rolled around next
    a friend remembered it well and asked to borrow it for his new girlfriend
    and that Halloween she wore my bright red red dress to a party

    Later that night she went home with my friend
    young and in love that's what they were
    they didn't hear him coming
    he came without warning
    her ex-boyfriend burst thru the door and into the room
    he was in a rage and armed with a knife
    can you imagine their fear? I can...
    he stabbed them both
    cuts deep and wide
    a bloody awful horrible scene of a crime
    my friend survived but she did not...

    I never saw the red dress again...
    and I'm not so drawn to many things red.....

    but red boot and red candles and roses ...
    and redheaded men
    I guess I could say I've always liked them.....
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