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.