de Helen was born a redhead in a blonde headed body. She suffered the pangs and arrows of being blonde all her life until she went gray, and noticed that all her old friends who had been blonde, and brunette — especially brunette! — were now also blonde. She asked her redheaded daughter (on whom she had fervently wished red hair so hard the child had been born with it in spite of neither parent having red hair) whether she minded if de Helen finally went red. Daughter said sure why not, and thus was de Helen born again.