Many years ago, two very young friends of mine decided they wanted to cut their long, beautiful hair. They also decided (with their Mom’s approval) to donate their hair to a special organization that created wigs and hair pieces for children who had lost their hair because of treatments they were receiving for cancer.
I was very proud of my friends, and sometime later decided to write a story about what they had done.
Ms. McNair has been living in my head ever since that time many years ago. It was a project that I would put down and pick up several different times over the years, but I always knew that one day I would tell the whole story of my Ms. McNair, a beloved teacher with very special hair. And so the story begins: