The finished product of 30 days of mustache growing.
Happy veterans day!
Dale Shewalter was perhaps best known for his advocacy of the Arizona Trail, I knew him as a teacher. I had the good fortune to have Mr. Shewalter in elementary school for three years in a row. He came back from a sabbatical, and there was an opening in 4th grade. The same class followed Mr. Shewalter for 3 years.
Shaved this morning. The baby was nonplussed. He reached for my chin, but he wasn't fazed. The wife, on the other hand....
I'm participating in Movember this year, a fund raiser for prostate and testicular cancer. I don't know anyone well who has had either of these cancers, but I decided to decide my mustache to the memory of Dale Shewalter. Mr. Shewalter was a good man, who died an untimely death from cancer. Although Mr. Shewalter did not suffer from either kind of cancer Movember seeks to aid, he always had an awesome mustache when I knew him, so that is good enough.
My motivation behind Movember isn't so much about raising money for a cause, so much as remembering a man who was a positive influence on me and on many others. If one wanted to donate money, it should really go to the Arizona Trail Association.
My Movember page can be found at:
I'll start November clean-shaven. I haven't seen my face without a beard in 10 years, so this ought to be interesting. I'll keep a daily picture log so that everyone can enjoy the fun.