In the days following the announcement that I would be cutting my “Thousand-Dollar Beard“… the aforementioned beard (and I) made a few appearances throughout Downtown Salisbury and across the Mid-Atlantic region. This “beard tour” was staged to share the story of the beard’s soon-coming demise, and to give me the opportunity to say goodbye to the beard.
On Sunday the 14th of July in the year 2013… my sons cut off my beard in the presence of many witnesses. The final measurement of the beard was just under 10 inches in length. It was a pretty massive amount of beardness upon my face.
One of our talented artists at Remedy Church decided that a goodbye video montage was necessary as a live lead-in to the beard’s cutting (as if the insane amount of self-coverage that I had generated for the beard wasn’t enough). For the sake of hilarity, here is the goodbye montage::
The story of the thousand dollar beard also caught the attention of our friends at the BCMD, who decided to cover the story last week in their regional publication. If you are so inclined, you can read the article here.
And thus begins the growth of another beard…
(image credits:: SMDi Photography)