For over thirty-five years I have adorned facial hair in one form or the other with the exclusion of one or two brief periods being clean shaven. Some of these changes in style were for the better while others... Well you be the judge. BTW – Don’t judge the fashions, you all wore polyester at one time. ;-P
The first picture was from my pre-‘stache life at the beginning of my senior year in high school. We then progress to end of the year where I first donned a moustache. Not a great one but good enough to get me served at the LCB.
We then progress into the late seventies with my Vegas – Sonny Bono look. (The photo with Version 1.0 was actually taken in a Las Vegas showroom) Not bad especially when you see the consensus worst look I ever had, the Fu Manchu. Eww! Luckily I listened to my all my distaff friends and lost this ‘stache.
In the early eighties, I decided to try a full beard and the next photo is the start of this plan where it all began camping at Lightning Lake with my friend BJ and the rest of the Four Mousekateers. BJ wasn’t a fan of beards but for some reason she really liked the look on me and even chastised me for briefly shaving it off until she found out I was starting a new job hunt. That search failed so next chance I got grew it back and that brings us to the next phase where it was at its thickest and darkest. Shortly thereafter I wore it lot shorter and thinner.
As I grew older the hair on my head remained its mouse turd brown colour (no gray) but as you can see in the photo with Lorraine my beard had begun to show my age turning a telltale white. Lorraine was the other big fan of my beard although her main reason she thought I should keep it was to hide all my extra chins. :-(
This brings us down to the big shock I warned you about. This was a decision that took me several months to make and it finally came down to wanting to expose parts of my body that have rarely seen daylight to the topical sunshine. SURPRISE!!!
Thank you and enjoy the rest of your day here in the Magic Kingdom. Oh crap, wrong theme park!