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Poll: Beards
« on: March 26, 2006, 09:28:59 PM »
Poll expires 4-10-06

How many of you guys are brothers of the brush?  Or is it just the fuzzy few?  There's even answers there for the ladies.
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Re: Poll: Beards
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2006, 09:38:43 PM »
I've been bearded since 1968.

Ft. Pierce had a festival called Sandy Shoes.  One of the items was a beard contest. I decided to grow a beard.  While I didn't win anyhthing but an honorable mention, I became known as "that newspaper photographer with the beard".  People would ask the News Paper to send me.  I rather enjoyed being recognized for anything and decided to keep it.  Twice or thrice, I've shaved it off, just to see what I look like, and immediately grew it back.  My wife has personally threatened me if I shave it for good.   I have tried to explain that I need to know what I look like and I think she has bought into that.  How long it will be before I do it again, I don't know.  :D
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2006, 10:05:33 PM »
I start a beard every day. 8) The next day I shave it off and start another one.  I did have a beard three times. One in 1975 when my wife was with our first child.  I shaved it off the day our child was born. Had another in 1977 when my wife was expecting our second child. Shaved it off when she delivered. Had another beard and child in 1982. Had another child in 1984 but no beard, I just could not stand the beard in the summer heat. That was the only fall child we had.
It got to the place people knew when my wife was pregnant before we told them. ::)  I did fool them on the last one though. ;D
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Re: Poll: Beards
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2006, 10:52:47 PM »


Winter and summer, hope this worked
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2006, 11:04:23 PM »
I haven't seen my face in 25 years, and I'm scared to look now! ::)
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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2006, 11:05:52 PM »
Bill, one of those pictures made you look ten years younger than the other one, but I am not going to tell you which one. ;D
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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2006, 11:14:22 PM »
Do I have a beard?  You betcha!!  Just the way God intended! ;D ;D
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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2006, 11:21:40 PM »
You can tell the poll was formatted by a beard wearer. What's up with grouping 'too much peach fuzz' with the 'never had one' choice?  >:(:D
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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2006, 11:45:59 PM »
I know a few guys who wear one during hunting season until they get their first buck, I would,but I either had a female friend who objected or didn't have the means to.  Now that it comes in a little thicker I might try it.  Usually I shave thuogh because it starts to itch or I think about how bad it'll be to shave if it gets too long.
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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2006, 11:54:03 PM »
Gee this sounds too much like Pigman  :o  Started da first one in '73 when da wife was pregnant with our first child, (she weren't to thrilled with da idea ta say da least). When after da birth of our first son, I told her I was gonna go home and shave, she informed me if I shaved it off don't come back.   8)  I've had it ever since.   :D
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« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2006, 12:07:32 AM »
I had one for a while until I had my driver's licence pic taken. Looked like I just got out of jail.  ::) I don't feel clean unless I shave now.
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« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2006, 12:41:32 AM »
I shaved 2 times a day when I was in basic training & at least daily after then untill the day I got out of the military, and left it grow for next 3 years.  same with the hair, I do shave it off in summer but only shave one or two times a week or on special occosions.   usually only trim it up in winter to keep it less stragly.  started growing the first beard in 10th grade and graduated having a full beard that would make most 30 something guys look shamefull ;)

that mine is VERY dark & grows fast.  (ok latly there are these red & silver wild hairs growing where they used to be all black, but age makes em go._   the hair hasn't been CUT in about 10 + years, it gets a trimming and has been long enough to tuck into the belt in back.   the new job the humidity and heat is a killer working in a china mfg plant 40+ hrs a wek.   this spring it is all comming off. back to the military flat top I had way back when.   not unusuall for me to get 20+" of hair cut off at once though.   last spring I cut off my beard late may and had enough of the heat then too...

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« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2006, 01:55:06 AM »
When I grow up I wanna look just like DanG smiley_old_guy 8) 8) 8)
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« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2006, 06:45:25 AM »
I had a beard for a lot of years.  When the twins were five or six years old, one of them saw our wedding pictures when I had no beard, and asked"mommy, how come you married uncle Wayne?" :D :D
 I cut it off about ten years ago when I thought I wanted a different job.Turns out the only one I interviewed for was at Mount Vernon as an animal handler/interperter,did not get the job.. probably because I had no beard! :D
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« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2006, 06:52:57 AM »
No beard, Fire Department Regulations with SCBA....

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« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2006, 07:10:54 AM »
Ron, what about winter vs summer??  Like several others, on after Labour day and, voila, 10 years younger sometime in March.
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« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2006, 07:11:31 AM »
I started mine in june of 73 when I got my DD214 and havn't shaved to this day  ;D
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« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2006, 08:33:27 AM »
I usually quit shaving sometime in October and have the results sheared in February or March.  Whenever it starts to annoy me  ;D :)  I can't stand one in weather that's much over freezing  :) :)
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Re: Poll: Beards
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2006, 08:54:49 AM »
My beard can qualify as steel wool - therefore my lovely bride does not like it. It grows really fast too - 2 weeks and I have a beard - complete, no holes.

Just call me wolfman...

I am only 47, but especially down here where white hair is rare, if I grow a beard, they think I have one foot in the grave, and most of the other.

Full beard and long hair I would substitute for Gandalf just fine.

But I hate shaving. So, I usually just shave twice a week - whether I need it or not!


So, how did I end up here anyway?

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« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2006, 09:30:08 AM »
I've had a beard of some sort since 1994...never shaved it off completely.  I remember some guys in college telling me they doubted I could actually grow one when I started...took it as a challenge, and kept with it.  Usually just have a goatee.  The girlfriend likes it that way, so I'm keeping it.   ;D

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« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2006, 09:41:00 AM »
Neopolitan Man. That's what I was called when I ran with a beard and 'stache. My head hair was very blond. My beard and mustache were reddish blonde. The rest of the hair on my body was black. 
I don't look good in beard and/or mustache. Or maybe you could say i look "worse" in them.  :D
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« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2006, 10:09:05 AM »
I had a 'beatnick' goatee back in the 60's for one winter 8) 8) 8)

Had a full beard the first winter we milked ;D

I finally decided that Mr. Clean is right when he was commenting to me about this thread:  "can't see any sense in cultivating something on my face that grows wild around my ***" :D :D :D
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« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2006, 10:12:36 AM »
 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2006, 10:45:35 AM »
My beard can qualify as steel wool - therefore my lovely bride does not like it. It grows really fast too - 2 weeks and I have a beard - complete, no holes.
. . . . . . But I hate shaving. So, I usually just shave twice a week - whether I need it or not!

I have kept my beard all of these years primarily for two reasons.  One is my wife insists that I KEEP my beard as it is much softer when it is grown out.  The other is that I REALLY hate shaving.  My whiskers grow in almost flat with my skin, so my skin used to always be raw and sore.  I don't have that problem any more.  Most of the time, I don't even realize that I have a beard unless I look at myself in the mirror.

In general, my life is much more pleasant with a beard.  Of course, I don't spend nearly as much money on shaving cream and razors.  I'm saving all of that money toward a sawmill.

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« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2006, 01:11:11 PM »
WARNING :o  Before I bought a sawmill, I spent my winters in south Texas and wore my hair crew-cut and had a small mustache only.

Now I freeze my butt off in WV and look at my hair. :D                              But I'm Happy! 8)






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« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2006, 01:21:14 PM »
I used to grow a beard each fall, telling my wife it was camoflage for bow hunting.  I quit for a few years, then decided to grow one for warmth while working a site in winter with little protection from the wind. 

One day I was in the store by myself when I met a lady pushing a cart with a youngster in the seat.  As they went by I heard the youngster ask momma, "Was that Santa?"  I decided that my beard was too white to use for camoflage anymore.  :D :D
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« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2006, 08:03:10 PM »
 I'm with tnlogger, only it was 77  ;D
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« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2006, 10:04:27 PM »
No beard, Fire Department Regulations with SCBA....

Captain

What Captain said,  and the wife likes it that way.

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« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2006, 08:44:17 AM »
It seems like I can grow a bread in a long weekend. But it has gotten so gray that I just keep it shaved. Besides I worry that I look to much like Saddam Hussein!


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« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2006, 11:40:43 AM »
Nearest I can remember, had one for about 30 years. If I came home clean shaven, my wife and daughter would not know me and my dog would bite me.
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« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2006, 11:50:38 AM »
     I dont shave if i dont have too.
     I dont go anywhere that is that important to shave.
     Now if i go to granmas that is the first thing i do.



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« Reply #31 on: March 28, 2006, 02:19:04 PM »
Do it for your bride.  ;)

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« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2006, 02:22:56 PM »
KGNC, you should worry. The likeness is uncanny. :D :D :D
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« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2006, 02:50:55 PM »
That is my other reason for shaving, the Ticos think I look like Osama...  :o
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« Reply #34 on: March 28, 2006, 07:45:33 PM »
My beard has been around for a long time.



A very long time.



I can't stand it long but I couldn't stand scraping my face every morning.  :D

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« Reply #35 on: March 28, 2006, 07:53:15 PM »
Den.
You had black hair once? When was that? Back in the 40's? ;D

Just kidding buddy. At least you still have hair!

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« Reply #36 on: March 28, 2006, 07:59:34 PM »
Hi Mike,

That black hair was only 30 years ago. 30 years!  :o

good to hear from you. It's coming onto summer. Are you coming to Pine Creek?

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« Reply #37 on: March 28, 2006, 08:08:57 PM »
Im going to try and hit Slate Run this year.

Im headed for Coal Township on April 19th.

May stop in for a visit if you are going to be around. I will have Vickie with me.

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« Reply #38 on: March 28, 2006, 08:43:33 PM »
Mike,

We have a guest house across the creek for business visitors. You can use it if you like. just let me know the timing.

And I have a lot of customers who need a small amout of water treatment so you can call it a business trip.

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« Reply #39 on: March 28, 2006, 08:50:07 PM »
I'm with tnlogger and Ed K only it'll be another 28.5 years until I get my 214!!!
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« Reply #40 on: March 29, 2006, 06:34:31 PM »
Had a moustache for 34 years, 'sept for one Christmas- shaved it and "wife of the time" didn't even notice  until someone at a party told me I looked 14- haven't shaved it since ( 30 years) Marie thought I looked better with chin whiskers- no problem, don't like shaving that area anyway. Dad shaved every week(or two) "wheather it needs it or not", I am getting more like him every day........
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« Reply #41 on: March 29, 2006, 09:13:26 PM »
I do the Winter Beard routine.

One of the newguys at work was moonin' about when spring was gonna get here. Larry points at me and says

 When that old guy shaves his beard off - its the first day of spring, happens every year  ;D

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« Reply #42 on: March 30, 2006, 09:23:58 PM »
Beard and handlebars 30+ years.  Shaving while working in a dirty foundry with curly type meant I got a lot of "sideways"  ingrown hairs.   20-40 at a time. Pick 'em with a needle to get them to come out.  Beard sure is a lot easier.

Had it ever since.  Keep it short enough so it doesn't catch on stuff.

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« Reply #43 on: March 30, 2006, 10:11:50 PM »
Mike, Den,  I'll be in slate run the end of june. The first cabin on left north of the store. Wifes dad helped build the cabin back in the 40's. I've been going there for the last 40 some years around the 4th. of July. Like to hear the lumbering stories about the area. Can still hear the old steam engines coming down the tracks.
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« Reply #44 on: March 31, 2006, 12:34:15 AM »
I grew a beard on impulse about 20 years ago.  Got comfortable with it and have had it ever since.

I have a good friend who has had a beard for as long as I have know him--about 30 years.  One day when I stopped at his home for a visit I saw a wedding picture of him without the beard.  I said so that's what you look like with out the whiskers.  He said his future mother-in-law told him he had to shave his beard for the wedding.  The night before the big day he shaved it off.  He had the beard when he first met his bride and she had never seen him without it.  When she saw him clean shaven on their wedding day she burst into tears.  She told him to grow it back and never shave it off.  Didn't like what she saw, I guess. He said he was glad he could blame it on his mother-in-law.  :)   
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Re: Poll: Beards
« Reply #45 on: March 31, 2006, 06:39:21 AM »
I am sure I have one, somewhere under all this sawdust.  :D
It should still be there- I've never shaved it.. ever!

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« Reply #46 on: March 31, 2006, 07:54:19 AM »
George!  NEVER?! :o  Now that's a record to be proud of. :) :)

I seen a couple of pictures of ya.  Have ya ever even trimmed it? ;D
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Re: Poll: Beards
« Reply #47 on: March 31, 2006, 11:07:24 AM »
I used to keep it trimmed, but gave up on it years ago. Used to have real long hair as well. Now I keep the hair buzzed short and the beard long.

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Re: Poll: Beards
« Reply #48 on: March 31, 2006, 08:24:34 PM »
 I have always had a beard , only shaved it a few times while working the high steel , because of shutdowns in the paper mills , would not let you in the gate if you had a beard , had something to do with oxigen mask or something in that matter . First time I shaved it was in the middle of Febuary , I did not know of the no beard policy got there in the morning and I would not be let in to work if I had a beard , went to the corner store and bought a rasor and started to shave ....  more like pulling the wiskers out one at a time  ::)  I dont recall a colder winter .  ;D
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Re: Poll: Beards
« Reply #49 on: April 01, 2006, 02:29:33 PM »
Last time i shaved was in 73 when Mom died. Hadn't shaved for 6 years before that. Sister used clippers on me  first then the razor. Was my face tender. Shure itched while it was growing back.
Met  my wife 10 years before we got together that was the only time she ever saw me with out a beard. Son has only seen pictures of me bare faced he has a nice beard also. His is dark mine was red now grey.
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« Reply #50 on: April 01, 2006, 08:53:37 PM »
I wanted to see what I looked like with a beard. So grew one for 6 months. Shaved it for driver license pic.


Wife didn't think too much of it. It was like a wire brush :o
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Re: Poll: Beards
« Reply #51 on: April 02, 2006, 07:54:44 PM »
Well, Tom might not have won anything in the Sandy Shoes Festival but I did back in 1963. This was my first beard (only had two in my life that I remember).  I won a prize for having the blackest beard.


Grew this beard in 1984. I had it for one year but Donna hated it.  I finally shaved it off.



I reckon the reason I don't wear a beard is 'cause I'm so DanG good looking.  Why cover up perfection? ;D
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« Reply #52 on: April 02, 2006, 08:15:36 PM »
hiya Richard.

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« Reply #53 on: April 03, 2006, 01:51:03 PM »



Here are two  pics of me one fall winter and one spring summer  I used to claim that the beard was for camoflage but now need snow on the ground to claim that .  I have had the mustach since the year I graduated from  high school the beard comes and goes.

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« Reply #54 on: April 03, 2006, 04:17:09 PM »
Im with Mike
Bout Got kicked out of school for a  handle bar. Beard comes and goes with the cold weather.

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« Reply #55 on: April 09, 2006, 01:13:03 AM »
Last shaved in mid-December, '72. Daughter's never seen me without a beard.
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« Reply #56 on: April 10, 2006, 09:22:47 AM »
Why cover up perfection? ;D

Why cover up perfection?  A beard "enhances" it, it doesn't cover it up, besides it gives the ladies a chance.  I wouldn't want to walk around looking too sexy ya know.


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Re: Poll: Beards
« Reply #57 on: September 10, 2006, 10:04:57 AM »
We went out and bought a good Wahl clipper set.

Then I got some good clipper combs #2,3 and 4.

Andrew gets #3 hair and beard, Sasha gets #3 hair (no beard yet, he's 12!!!).

It's really easy, clean, and fast. Also much cheaper than a hairdresser.

Actually, none of us go to a hairdresser, I do everyone's except mine, and mine gets done by whomever is standing around with scissors (adult only!). Usually my mum, sometimes Andy's mum, and if I'm desperate (coz he can't really cut straight and shouldn't be allowed to play with scissors) Andy.

Mine is also dyed, usually by my mum, sometimes by a friend, if desperate, by me.

Actually, it was funny last week. A friend asked who my hairdresser was :D I said, um why? She said, well, your colour is so nicely done, I was wondering who did it. I said, my Mum did it, I buy the stuff from a discount wholesale place and mix the colour myself, then mum applies it (this time she did it one handed coz she broke her arm!). The friend said, "Oh, how does she get the lovely different tones in it? Some is so light and some dark, it's so nicely blended"!.

I said, that's coz underneath half is dark brown, and half is snow-white.  (I'm pretty much about 1/2 gray)

We both got a laugh out of that one.

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