I last had a full beard nearly 20 years ago, and it was just pitiful. No manly man would have claimed it.
One person told me it looked like I had cat fur glued to my face. Some men got great beard genes, but I was not one. Since then, I’ve gone unshaven on some weekends, but have made a habit of breaking out the Gillette and shaving cream each morning.
But for love of country and men’s health, I am giving it a go again. It’s time for the annual “Movember” facial hair challenge to help raise money for prostate cancer awareness.
Breast cancer awareness gets lots of attention during October, because breasts are important, life-giving organs from birth. (And teen boys and men — perhaps redundant — like them, too.) In all seriousness, I was proud to hear that a story we ran in early October convinced many area women to go the Hill Country Memorial Breast Center and get a mammogram, where several cases were discovered that required treatment.