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Old 10-02-2015, 01:08 PM   #41
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I waited until I'd been retired nine years to grow a beard. Kept it about 18 months before tiring of it. DW didn't notice I'd shaved it until three days after the fact when someone commented it was gone...
OMG that's funny!

My dad was an engineer/program manager for a defense contractor for his career - when he retired the first thing he did was grow a full beard. My mom wasn't thrilled but he kept it well groomed, although long. My stepmom (after mom passed) loved the beard.

My husband kept the same facial hair when he retired early 2014... mustache and goatee. Prior to that he had a mustache. I've actually never seen his upper lip - and it kind of bugs me.

I did not grow a beard, or even stop shaving my legs when I retired. LOL
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I did not grow a beard, or even stop shaving my legs when I retired. LOL
This is my greatest fear in perimenopause!
The beard part!
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This is my greatest fear in perimenopause!
The beard part!
My dog is staring at me wondering why I'm laughing so hard.
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Old 10-02-2015, 02:05 PM   #44
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Reminds me of a bit by grizzled Detective Belker from the old Hill Street Blues TV series:

Belker: Captain, I need to leave early today to take my mom to the doctor.
Captain: Sure. Hope your mom isn't sick.
Belker: She's having female problems - she don't look like one...
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Yes, but I mow (trim) it once a week. When I was a teen long hair was in style. I wanted to use the family car, my dad said no, not until you get a haircut. I tried to argue my case by telling him Jesus had long hair. He smiled and said "Jesus walked every where he went.

So now retired, I have not had a hair cut since. Take that old man!
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I have always had a mustache and goatee. This year (retired now 1 year) I just started growing the beard. In fact just the last week and so far it seems fine. My wife is fine with it and I love NOT shaving everyday. We will see how long I keep it.
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