Mary Babnik

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty AR LLC PB00068179

Mary Babnik was born in Pueblo, Colorado back in 1907 to Frank and Mary. She left elementary school when she was 12 to help support her family as a part-time domestic for $5.00 per week. A year later she lied about her age obtaining a job at the National Broom Factory which paid her $0.75 a day, she worked there for 42 years.

She was well-known for being a dancer, beginning it in her early teens, winning her first dance contest at the age of 19. During WWII, she taught GIs how to dance. She married Carl around 1944. She died in 1991 at 83.

What you may not know about Mary Babnik Brown is that she donated her hair to use for military aircraft bombsights. Her hair was 34 inches long and had never been cut. She never used an iron or washed her hair with nothing by “pure soap”, combing it twice daily. Her hair was also used for meteorological instruments. In 1947, she became vice president of the State Federation of Labor, the first woman to hold that position.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray I'm trying to picture how 3' of hair could be used as you described.... and this poor woman washed her hair with soap!!  

Apr 20, 2019 03:24 AM #1
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. I enjoyed this. I don't get the hair thing though.

Apr 20, 2019 03:53 AM #2
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James, Is that where: "we have you in our crosshairs" comes from?

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Apr 20, 2019 04:50 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Mary was constantly making a contribution. Enjoy your day!

Apr 20, 2019 05:20 AM #4
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good moring James - I certainly have to admit that this womens hair went a long way.

Apr 20, 2019 05:21 AM #5
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Definitely a hairy interesting post.  One of our nieces donated 7 inches of her hair for wigs that are made for kids who lose their hair as a result of cancer treatments.  A

Apr 20, 2019 05:42 AM #6
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Well ...had no idea that hair could be soooo useful !

Apr 20, 2019 05:50 AM #7
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Well you could say she was using her head.

Happy Easter from our family to yours.

Apr 20, 2019 05:51 AM #8
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, James - there's definitely more to learn about this woman's life.

Apr 20, 2019 06:54 AM #9
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - I know that human hair is used in hygrometers. It accurately lengthens or shortens with humidity or lack of it. But I didn't know about the bombsights.

Apr 20, 2019 07:19 AM #10
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I never thought that hair could be so valuable but she proved it otherwise.

Apr 20, 2019 07:51 AM #11
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Happy Saturday James,  Wow, long hair for sure plus put to good use.  To bad she had to leave school at a early age.


Apr 20, 2019 08:51 AM #12
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

How do we get hold of some of her hair, sounds like it is quite the good stuff, haha.

Apr 20, 2019 10:29 AM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James - a friend's daughter was on top of the world when she received a wig whose hair had been donated through locks of love. 

Apr 20, 2019 04:13 PM #14
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I hope you have a nice Easter tomorrow, I have to work it James Dray 

Apr 20, 2019 10:04 PM #15
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

James Dray I collect old meterological equipment... I wonder if I have her DNA in my home? Happy Easter! 

 Easter Egg


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