52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 45: Bearded
Each November the amount of facial hair on the males of the population seems to explode, after all it is “Movember”. This weeks challenge is featuring ancestors who donned a beard. Some men seem to love the beard, some love the clean shave – the popularity of each seems to change over the years. Some men just love to see how far it can grow.
Week 45 – Bearded
I never knew my grandfather, Jim “Byro” Newman due to a family estrangement. However, I remember the little mum used to talk about was about his long straggly beard. I never saw a photo of him until one day a cousin we had never met got in contact with me. She forwarded some newspaper articles about him. He did indeed have a long, straggly beard.