Week 45: #52 Ancestors – Bearded
By Eilene Lyon
I don’t recall when I first saw some version of the image above of my grandfather, Everett Halse, but as a child, it stuck in my mind that he was a bearded man. This, despite the fact that every other photo of Grandpa showed him clean-shaven. I never met Grandpa, because he had his third, fatal heart attack six months before I was born.
My relatives eventually corrected my misperception. Everett cultivated this beard for a pioneer days contest. It was probably the one and only time in his life that he grew out his facial hair!
As you can clearly see, Everett Halse was not a bearded man.
(All photos courtesy of S. Halse)