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Old 10-09-2022, 08:19 PM
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I've grown icicles in my beard and moustache before on the ski slope chairlift. They thaw.
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Old 10-10-2022, 08:11 AM
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Years before I grew my goatee, I decided to shave off my mustache. My 16 year old daughter was horrified and wouldn't look at me until I grew it back.

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My brother had a beard for twenty years and then decided to shave it off one morning. His wife had never seen him without it. She told him he was ugly and to grow it back. That was harsh.
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Old 10-10-2022, 01:54 PM
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I've never had a beard in 71 years.

Apparently they make you look older, so people think I'm still in my late 60s.
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Old 10-11-2022, 05:46 AM
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It doesn't matter if I have beard or not , all the girls say I look like Brad Pitt anyway...... oh yeah I just woke up.
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Old 10-11-2022, 06:01 AM
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The answer would be from being born but shaving it off has contributed to 33 years with my wife. Beyond my wife thinking they only look good on some people, she's grossed/wigged out by the hygiene aspects, skin oil, and especially people who run their fingers through their beard and then elsewhere.

The family loves this 1977 pic. I started to grow a beard when my childhood pal and I hitchhiked from upper midwest to the west for adventure and seeing the Grateful Dead.

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Old 10-11-2022, 08:13 AM
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My brother had a beard for twenty years and then decided to shave it off one morning. His wife had never seen him without it. She told him he was ugly and to grow it back. That was harsh.
I have a friend whose wife said the same thing about his baseball cap. Now he doesn't where one any longer.
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Old 10-11-2022, 08:37 AM
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I don't have one.
Lemming mentality.
Don't want to resemble a billy goat.
Those 3 foot long bushes are hideous IMO.

(I'm sure the slings and arrows are coming....)
I applaud your right to your personal opinion.

The “lemming mentality” hmmm, I don’t applaud nor agree with that comment.
The same could be said about your naked face by the National Beard Growers of America.
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Old 10-11-2022, 09:48 AM
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I applaud your right to your personal opinion.

The “lemming mentality” hmmm, I don’t applaud nor agree with that comment.
The same could be said about your naked face by the National Beard Growers of America.
Sorry but a beard does not cover the entire face of a person.
The recent beard growing deal is a world wide fad.
Hair styles change with the generations.The 70s mullet look etc.The 60s clean look etc.



It is a fad and I'm not going to conform to it no matter what the beard growers association thinks of me.
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Old 10-11-2022, 01:24 PM
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Sorry but a beard does not cover the entire face of a person.
The recent beard growing deal is a world wide fad.
Hair styles change with the generations.The 70s mullet look etc.The 60s clean look etc.



It is a fad and I'm not going to conform to it no matter what the beard growers association thinks of me.
I understand and I promise to stay off your lawn.
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Old 10-12-2022, 04:41 AM
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Folks, im not buying a beard keeps you warm. it doesn't. just no.
I guess I could agree with you but then we’d both be wrong! Why do you thing Santa has one huh?!?! 😂
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Old 10-12-2022, 06:35 AM
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I guess I could agree with you but then we’d both be wrong! Why do you thing Santa has one huh?!?! 😂
I stand corrected sir.
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Old 10-12-2022, 03:52 PM
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Sorry but a beard does not cover the entire face of a person.
The recent beard growing deal is a world wide fad.
Hair styles change with the generations.The 70s mullet look etc.The 60s clean look etc.



It is a fad and I'm not going to conform to it no matter what the beard growers association thinks of me.
Interesting take, it seems the beard growing fad you mention actually started with many in this group in the 60’s and is still going strong. Maybe some of the newer beard wearers are just realizing that their elders may be fashion icons that have lasted for 7 decades!
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Old 10-17-2022, 04:51 AM
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Had a beard for about a year back in the early 80's.

Looked like a caveman.

Shaved it off, never went back.
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Old 10-17-2022, 05:10 AM
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Have had a beard for almost all of the last 40 years. Prior to that I often had long sideburns and/or a moustache. Only had a moustache on my wedding day in '84, not sure why I wasn't bearded. Since then I've shaved clean twice, one summer around '90 on a whim, and once about nine years ago right before going under the knife for cancer surgery...I looked so much like my father that it totally freaked out the whole family. I only trim the thing maybe once a month at the most, but often let it go for several months. As far as I know my wife likes it, she's never said otherwise.

Why a beard? Because it's time consuming to shave, I'm so far sighted it's difficult, I save on products, but primarily I like the look.

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Old 10-17-2022, 05:28 AM
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Sorry but a beard does not cover the entire face of a person.
Anyone who has had a beard and shaved it off will be surprised at just how much of the face a beard can conceal. When I shaved my other one off at age 27, I stood before the the mirror in amaze as I gradually saw my face reappear before me like some old friend. Perhaps the fact that a beard obscures the mouth area explains it: maybe a lot of who we are is communicated by the movement of our mouths. Not sure.
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