The theme for this week’s Sepia Saturday post is Facial Hair. I’m not a big fan of the old Face Fungus – a bit of designer stubble is OK, but a man sporting the full “burst mattress” look is likely to see me heading for the hills. At speed.
I couldn’t find any photos of beards in Great Granny’s collection, however there were a couple of moustaches. First of all, I present Great Granny and her husband (James Stewart) who has quite a full “mouser”.
And to follow, we have their son, also James Stewart.
James was my see-sawing Granny‘s brother - I had no idea that she had two brothers, I had only ever heard talk of one. My auntie was helping me identify relatives in old photos, and I came to this picture of a handsome young airman and asked “do you know who this is?” and she replied “that’s my uncle who was killed in World War II”. I did a bit of further research and was able to find out where and when he died – he and his crew were in a Wellington bomber heading for Wilmhelmshaven when their plane was lost without trace. I’m so pleased that I found him in the photo collection and can give him his rightful place in our family tree.
Here’s an interesting item I came across
It’s a Moustache Cup – designed to prevent one’s ‘tache dangling in one’s tea and the subsequent drips and embarrassment in front of visitors :-)
My Grandfather on my maternal side told us all sorts of dubious stories when we were kids. This post reminds me of one tale, which said that if you were having difficulty growing a luxuriant beard, you should rub salt on your chin. When the hair sprouts out looking for a drink, you should tie a knot in it so it can’t retreat. Hmm….
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