Tuesday, December 1, 2015


Well, things have been a little serious around here at Bless Our Hearts lately. Perhaps a little too serious, you know? Life is a serious thing. People have serious problems.
But hey- sometimes you just have to take a break from sorrow and heartbreak and even chickens.
So to lighten things up this evening, to change the mood, the timbre, to throw a little tinsel on the dull darkness which life can so very often be, I believe I will give you an early Christmas present.
Now, as with so many things, one size does not fit all and what may be catnip to one precious person may be an intolerable odoriferous green nasty herb to another.
I would hope with all of my heart that each and every one of you finds this little giftie suited to your taste but I know this is not possible. However, I will give it to you with my whole heart and hope that you find it in yours to enjoy.
(And once again, I have dear Jo to thank for this as she shared it on the Facebook.)
Here you go, and I send this out especially to all of the ladies who, like me, remember when men began to grow their hair out, when boys who looked like Sunday School Jesus were everywhere, when they were singing onstage in Hair that
"I would just like to say
That it is my opinion
That longer hair and other flamboyant affectations
Of appearance are nothing more
Than the male's emergence
From his drab camouflage into the gaudy plumage
Which is the birthright of his sex."
(Note: I did not have to look those lyrics up. I know them better than I know the words to the Pledge of Allegiance. Are you surprised?)

Okay. Are you ready? Here it is.


The picture that Jo posted which caught my attention was this one.

Do you know who that is? Do you? DO YOU?????
It is Bruce Springsteen. 
Here's what I wrote on Jo's post on Facebook. 

Sigh. Sigh. Sigh.

That man has been The Boss since he was a baby. And he's grown up to be fine looking older man. There is no doubt about it. 
But let us take a moment to pause and be grateful that someone with a camera was there on that date, in that moment, in the life of Bruce Springsteen.

This may become one of the documented and officially blessed miracles of the Church of the Batshit Crazy.

Thank you, Jo. Thank you, Bruce. Thank you whoever-took-this photo. And thank you to the person who invented the men's white underwear shirt. Don't you just know that Bruce was wearing a pair of Levis, too? 

I've looked it up and it appears that it was taken in 1970 when Bruce was a member of the band Steel Mill. I raise my glass to all the girls who may have seen Steel Mill in 1970 when he was a young and tender 21 years of age. 

I swear, y'all. I have the vapors. Do you? Have looked at the website yet? What are you waiting for? Merry damn Christmas. 

Love...Ms. Moon


  1. About to head over there with my vapors. I expect it will live up to the documented miracle you have suggested!

  2. gawd, weren't we all gorgeous when we were that age? didn't see him then but I did see him sometime between 1974 and 1976 in a small venue right before he hit the big time.

  3. what a gift, Mary. Thank you! Too bad he won't fit into my stocking......... not only does this lighten things up, but warms them as well ;-)
    Susan M

  4. OK, I did go to Long hair for days and scrolled down and down and down forever and by the time my mouse wore out I had had enough of man buns with bulges, but thank you...I appreciate bald best, I think...good thing!

  5. Ooh ! What a beautiful young man. Gosh, I certainly did not recognise Bruce Springsteen. I do like long hair on men. I also love men in kilts. Not sure what this says about me but it's true.

  6. Oh, Ms. Moon! My mom was not a lover of long hair on men and my dad, to keep her happy, kept his hair as long as possible without it actually being long. She died 4 years, 2 months and 4 days ago and he has not cut his hair since. If you listen closely you can hear her spinning in her grave. And he also has not shaved his beard. He looks like a cross between a Hell's Angel and Santa Clause. My sister took scissors to his split ends but he won't cut it. No he won't! For all the years he so tenderly cared for my mother I say go to it. :-)

  7. ♡ Mary, Mother of Love, you do love us deeply. That site was just pure lady viagra to me! I bow in reverence and graditude at the altar of the Church of the Batshit Crazy and sing praises to the Divine Being of Bruce Springsteen, who after all these years still just oozes sexual charisma and manliness. Merry damn Christmas right back at ya and much love and blessings to all yall!

  8. I thought for a minute that might have been the Mr Moon as a young man :)
    My grand boy Sid has decided he doesn't want his hair cut until it gets down to his butt, and maybe not even then. Long hair on boys and men is Back. x0 N2

  9. THAT is Bruce Springsteen?! I would never have recognized him. He certainly was fine looking back then, but I must admit I generally like shorter hair myself. Still, I'll check out that Tumblr when I'm not at work.

  10. Ha, love it :)

    Bruce on, Bruce Springsteen.

    I'm glad you're all loving that site. Long hair and beards will never grow old for me. And I'll go on record as loving the man-bun phenomenon as well.

  11. Knew it wa Bruce at once. Love the long hair but lets face it he is still as hot as fuck now. It was him who started me on this notion of wanting to be an American from New Jersey, Maggi x

  12. Not a fan of long hair on guys and don't even get me started on the "man bun" ... but I seem to be in the minority here ...

  13. Jill- So what did you think?

    Ellen Abbott- I saw him right after he hit it. I was gobsmacked and fell in love, both at the same time. Been feeling the same way about him ever since.

    Angella- Right? Who knew? Not me.

    Susan M- Doesn't he?

    LInda Sue- I like the bald look too. And frankly, I dig the man bun. And I like the long hair. I guess what I'm saying here is that I like a good looking man.

    Leisha- You're Scottish?

    Birdie- That's the sweetest thing I've ever read. I remember after John Lennon got killed, Yoko cut her very long hair. I think it was a Japanese widow custom. She's rocked it ever since. Whatever we need to do, right?

    Angie D- Now THAT was a fabulous comment! Thank you!

    N2- I love the fact that a guy can be hip now with short or long hair or some weird combination. Whatever. It's all fancy plumage and I like it.

    Steve Reed- I was hoping you would find this one interesting.

    Jo- Me too!!! Thank you so much!

    Maggi- There are a lot worse reasons to want to be an American from New Jersey!

    jenny_o- To each her very own. It's okay. We love you anyway.


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