big momma thang
Misheard song lyrics.. “Too Close” by Next. I always sang, “Baby when you’re crying, I get so excited.” Very confusing as an 8 year old, but somehow less confusing than the actual lyrics? 😂 Also why was I listening to this at 8 years old..?!
My late grandma used nivea as well exactly for the same reasons. It’s the smell that reminds me of her. She used to work at the airport’s bar in the 70s/80s. In communist Poland it was hard to get products from the West. Some passenger gifted her American lipsticks, she kept them a long time. I remember they had such a characteristic smell too, will never forget it.
Loved this newsletter, Roya! The pictures are priceless and the traditions timeless. Happy birthday, Big Momma! Thank you for your part in the creation and nurturing of our beautiful Roya.
A favorite misheard lyric of mine:
The song: Stop lyin' to me...about seein' a man...cuz you're tickin me off...
What I heard: Stop lyin' to me...about cinnamon...cuz you're tickin me off...
Clearly "cinnamon" was a light skinned fool she had previously messed around with.