Banana clips have been a part of my life since the 80s. I had every color, some with ribbon on the edges. I could french brain my hair down the back, tuck under the ends, then place a banana clip with a ribbon on it around the braid and somehow I thought this looked good. At least everyone else, or a lot of people, were doing it (or had their own equally hideous 80s hairstyles going). I no longer wear my banana clip out in public. But I still use it to pull my hair up while I sleep.
Starting about 10 years ago I noticed it was getting harder to buy banana clips. There was a new line of hair accessories on the market. Target was replacing Goody, with Sucii (or however you spell it.) That brand's banana clip was unacceptable. Too thick, too short, didn't open up wide enough. I thought it was a temporary problem, but slowly noticed - they were gone, extinct. I've searched dollar stores thinking that they had old banana clip stock they were trying to sell off for $1. All to no avail. One by one my personal stock dwindled down. Till there was just one.
Imagine my complete shock and awe as I opened a package from my niece, Amanda:
There, in my hands fell out a BRAND NEW PACKAGE of Goody banana clips. Be still my heart.
Isn't it great when something so simple and inexpensive can rock your world. Thank you so much, Amanda, for knowing how much this would mean to me!