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Larrry in facial disguise

Perhaps its just an effect of a long winter, or could be laziness attendant to old age, but I have somehow acquired facial hair (where little has been known to grow on top for many decades) suitable for a disguise.

Some acquaintances half stop and continue warily. They may be shaken and hesitant. Eventually they see through the disguise.

My wife had never seen me thus equipped, but seeing the change day by day, weakened in her comment especially when several of her friends remarked that it was an improvement (ie "hides his face"). Perhaps it might survive to Pioneer Day (Utah's biggie, July 24).

Young children approach with confidence and curiosity, probably thinking of Christmas (still some 240 days distant).

Several people have shown their acceptance by grabbing two handfuls of fuzz, and shaking. Not often have I had such nose to nose approval.

Others refuse to be fooled by my disguise.Around Sandy UT it's "G'Day Larry. What gives?"

Given away perhaps by my hat, Aussie accent, lack of legs and power chair??


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Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

I totally get your title because sometimes I feel like that just by putting on a pair of sunglasses.

Apr 28, 2013 10:13 AM #1
Jimmy Faulkner
Florida. Homes Realty & Mortgage - Wantagh, NY
The Best Of St. Augustine

I like the new look you have. It seems to make you look mellow & that starts to become part of your personality. If you feel comfortable than contiue wearing it. It is yuor life not theirs.

Apr 28, 2013 10:16 AM #2
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Jill - even with sunnies, your smile would be dead give away. I find sun glasses about as helpful corrugated iron shed in providing  me with a disguise.

Apr 28, 2013 10:36 AM #3
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Jimmy - thanks for the advice. Mellow I certainly can tend to. Unless itch overtakes the dash of the beard, then it could be here for a while.

Apr 28, 2013 10:40 AM #4
Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

Change is good and it gives people something to talk about!

My wife likes for me to have the goatee, but it starts itching and is normally gone in a month.

Apr 28, 2013 10:58 AM #5
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hello Larry, I know the feeling of having more hair on my face than my head, yours looks good on you.

Apr 28, 2013 04:56 PM #6
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Larry, never thought about a beard myself, but must say yours looks good! Congrats! Enjoy your day!

Apr 28, 2013 09:06 PM #7
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Than - wives can be helpful with the obvious (that we tend to miss). With beards itching is part of the scene.

Bob - thanks. There were times I easily grew hair on my ears.

Wayne - I don't expect I'm starting any trend. Facial hair is fairly common in UT.

Apr 29, 2013 01:22 AM #8
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Larry -- that would make it a great picture opportunity, if you kept it until Pioneer days (after all, most all the pioneers had them.)

Apr 29, 2013 03:24 AM #9
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Steven - sounds like a plan. We shall see what the summer brings.

Apr 29, 2013 05:42 PM #10
Deanne Olivas
Keller Williams Realty East Valley - Tempe, AZ
Your Home Matters

Larry, I have a feeling many people in Sandy know you and look forward to seeing you . I doubt you can fool any of them.

Apr 30, 2013 10:11 AM #11
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