Thursday, June 26, 2014


No one in the family can grow a beard like Frank, but Ernest is going to give it a shot.

He's been growing this one since the day after graduation.  He was actually growing it a few weeks before (during the senior camping trip), but school rules required him to shave.  He chafed at the restriction, especially since the shaving command came from the school official who sported a scruffy, unkempt beard. My opinion was that of all the battles he will pick in his life, and all the stands he will take, this didn't need to be one of them.  He shaved.

Then he started growing it again.

Now he has left for a month-long rock climbing course in Wyoming. We'll see what it looks like when he returns at the beginning of August.


Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

I can grow a beard like Frank. Sigh.

Can't wait to see the September photo.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

His brother has dark hair right? I think it is harder at first for lighter colored beards to look full, but then they catch up :)

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

MONTH-LONG rock climbing adventure? Wow!

Also, Cheri cracked me up. I'm trying to not be photographed at that angle for the very same reason.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

The Brother Battle of the Beards is on in our house, too! MVP's beard has been a masterpiece since day one, making all of DB's attempts look foolish, until recently.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Those young men have a gift, I tell you. A GIFT. I admire it greatly.

Patience_Crabstick said...

After I whole summer in the wild, he will probably have a very impressive beard1