Wondering about wild grapes

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Wondering, could it be jealousy?

After I turned 65, never has a razor, clippers, shears, or any other cutting or trimming device touched any of my hair.  Therefore it has been allowed to grow for five years now and needless to say, both my hair and my beard have gotten fairly long.  In fact people seem to notice and a few times I have been mistaken for a member of ZZ Top.  Why just yesterday after going to Home Depot to get my wife a storage cabinet for the room she is making her hobby room, as we were driving out through the parking lot heading for the street, a clean shaven fellow walking by pretended to stroke a make believe beard and then pointed to me and gave me a thumbs up.

Like I said, I seem to get noticed (and I don't know why - grin) and my wife says that she is a little jealous.  So, after we got home, she came walking out of her bedroom trying to look like me.  I just had to take a picture of her and share it with you all:

So, what do you think?  Now I am jealous!!!  Of course mine is snowy white and hers is dirty brown.  I guess you can see from that last sentence that I am quite jealous.

I am just so sorry that everyone in the world can't look like me (grin).  Now, even if you don't have a long beard, please try to have a great day anyway, you hear? 


  1. My husband has a beard and mustache... years ago his beard was half way down his chest... I think he was cultivating in it various tidbits left over from his meals. Now, even though he has more hair on his face then he does on his head his beard is quite short. (I have never seen his face naked... ever... in over 30 years!)... I love it when a person wears what they want... whether it be clothes, hair style or... beard. Go for it!

  2. Now I have to clean the coffee I just spit all over the screen. That's one funny photo Dizzy.

    I trim my beard just enough to keep like looking too much like Santa Claus. Maybe I should go a diet too. :)

  3. I see your wife has a GREAT sense of humor!

  4. That is one of the funniest things I have ever seen. Your wife sounds like fun!

  5. Looks like she entered a whole wheat lasagna noodle eating contest. Very funny.

  6. butterbean carpenterFebruary 16, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    Howdy Dizzy,
    You may look like Billy (Whatzizname) from ZZ Top, but I have a worse look about my hair & beard; I LOOK EXACTLY LIKE SANTY CLAWS and folks want me to bring'em things for Christmas!!! I don't even LIKE Christmas; it's tooooo much of a commercial thing, nowadays!!! Little kids just stare & stare at me, BUT I WON'T LIE TO CHILDREN; I tell'em I'm Uncle Jesse Duke from Hazard,Texas!!!!!( Well, my initials are J.D.) !!!! That is the curliest mop of a beard I've ever seen or heard tell of; she does make a good-lookin' old fart tho'!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. The Old Essay, My beard goes down to my stomach and I can comb my hair down in front even with it. I haven't cut, clipped, or trimmed any hair since I turned 65.

    Sixbears, you should wear a Woolrich hunting coat and with a white beard you would look like Santa for sure.

    Trouble, she has to, to live with me. At least that is what she says.

    Gypsy, she is a lot of fun (most of the time) I got to be careful, she reads my blogs sometimes.

    Jimkabob, Yep, and lost, right? BTW, package still has not shown up.

    1. I think the USPS said something about skipping February, or was it Saturdays?

    2. I think that they are going to only skip every other month, or something like that.

  8. Butterbean carpenter, Uncle Jesse Duke, that is a good one. She is a good sport, sometimes.