Joys of hiding in plain sight
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??