Fun Challenges. I couldn't resist the hair-raisin one this week:
1) This week we're going to look for men's facial hair in our photograph collection.
2) Find one or more photographs of men in your ancestral families that have facial hair - a mustache and/or a beard.
3) Show the photograph if you have it and tell us a bit about the person shown. If you don't have a digital photograph, please describe the man and his facial hair the best you can.
4) Write your own blog post, or a comment to this blog post, or a comment on Facebook or Google+.
It turns out I have quite a few ancestors with facial hair who posed proudly showing
it for posterity:
|3x great grandfather Philip Richardson|
|2x great grandfather Asa F Ellingwood|
|2x great grandfather Jonathan Phelps West |
|2nd great grandfather Amos Hastings Barker|
And most of Amos' sons and sons-in-law had mustaches:
I think for many years men grew beards because they kept their faces
warmer in Winter. Well, that's my theory, anyway.
|Grandfather Floyd E West & great grandfather Philip J West.|
Our Dad occasionally grew a mustache but I don't think Mom liked it so
it didn't hang around very long when he did.
And as for me, well, I've been trying to grow a beard or mustache for over
fifty years now and all I have to show for it is some fuzz!