|Ron - Screen Shot with iMac April 13, 2011 - longer hair|
All my life I've had an abundance of hair (on my head that is - some chest hair but none on the shoulders-thank God). Even as I got older my hair was still think even as my hairline began to recede. I clearly have my father's hair pattern. I have the same 'widow's peak' receding hairline that he had. The only difference is that he was blonde and always had thin, fine hair. I get my dark, brown, thick hair from my Mom.
|Me- 1943 - My Mom loved my long hair so much she didn't want to cut it|
|Me - 1951 - Howdy Doody 'Do' - same with the shirt too - I loved that shirt!|
The Buzz Cut was easy to maintain. I threw away my comb, I didn't need it. I was a porcupine head. It was great! But then a funny thing happened on the way to Old Age (sorry Dr. Spo, here I go again referring to my old age), I noticed that almost all of the gay guys down here in Gayberry (aka Rehoboth Beach/Lewes/Milton area of coastal southern Delaware) went for the totally shaved look to mask their male pattern baldness which left the whole top of their plate bald.
|Me with my Buzz Cut days at First Financial Bank 2004|
Now anyone who knows me knows that I don't go along with the crowd, especially the Gay Dictates crowd. You know, that's the Crowd that dictated that NO MEN ARE TO EVER SHOW CHEST HAIRS AGAIN. In fact, I hear this crowd even 'trims' their pubic hairs and shaves their balls. WTF is that? Somebody on display? I'm out of that Social Whirl (thank goodness). The only person who sees my naked body is me when I look in the mirror before I take a shower (and when I finish a shower- double checking to make sure nothing changed).
|Me - Fifth Grade - 1952 - hard to manage all that thick hair!|
Well, Ron veers away from the Gay Fashion Dictates again. I decided to let my hair grow out a few months ago. By the way, I shave no hair on any other parts of my body. Deal with it Gay Fashion Police.
I bought a comb, preparing myself for the inevitable maintenance my long hair would entail. Guess what!?! My hair has naturally thinned out. I don't know whether it is because of the medication I take (Terazosin for prostate) or just a natural occurrence of getting older. My hair doesn't require much maintenance. It all falls into place.
|Me at the Hampton Inn 2000 - my favorite short 'Buzz Cut' style - no maintenance!|
When I was younger I always envied my classmates and who had naturally short hair that 'fell into place" and looked so movie star-like. I hated my bushy hair that always had to be thinned out when I got a haircut at the barber and I still couldn't comb it right. There was a period in the Eighties when I let my hair grow really long but that required a lot of maintenance. I always had to have a comb at the ready. I am very happy now because I finally have the kind of hair that naturally 'falls into place'.
|Me 1986 - semi-long style - it worked! Long haired pooches.|
So here I am today with my new look. A little gray on the side, some gray in my beard, but a natural 'do.' I don't need hair spray, I don't need a comb over, I don't need hair plugs. While I don't have the hairline I had fifty years ago (or even ten years ago), at 69 years of age, I still have more hair that that new groom to be. You know, THE MOST ELIGIBLE BACHELOR IN THE WORLD: PRINCE WILLIAM.
|Looking good Wills!|
Prince William, here is my suggestion for you: join the ranks of my gay brotherhood (or is it 'sisterhood'?) and go for the Shaved Head Look. It is SO IN.