Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Sideburns

Today's picture was taken around 1910, and shows a man with interesting facial hair, not seen much today. He has large sideburns, which connect to the mustache, yet no chin hair. I have to say that this is not my favorite facial hair style, and I am pretty pleased it has fallen out of fashion.

DOMESTIC UPDATE:

It has been a while since I issued a domestic update, so thought this would be a good day to do it. As I am preparing this blog, I find that I have several distinguished visitors. Lovie, Handsome Jack, Joaquin and Festus stepped inside for a visit. You can see that the chickies are all grown up, but still very friendly. I am pleased to report that this visit went much better than the time I let the horse in the house. I will try to catch you up on the little chickens and other projects shortly. Just wanted to share a little bit of my morning with you today.


20 comments:

  1. They are beautiful, you've raised some handsome chicks! And about the style of sideburns; I think it was very common in the 19th century. But today it looks strange indeed.

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  2. I don't think those sideburns look so bad.
    Your chickies look great. Do you have to follow around after them with a pooper scooper?

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  3. Based on 15 minutes, and one time in the house, they appear to be house broken.
    PJM

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  4. I think if sideburns are well kept, they look nice. Not like the way men grew them in the 1970s.

    What beautiful birds!

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  5. After reading your "horse in the house" story I cannot believe you let them birds in for a visit.

    Your Dad's whipping just didn't last.

    Great story though. At first I thought it was made up with everything that happened. I am surprised your Dad did not kill you boys and, as well, the pony.

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  6. Do you all think that I could get Handsome Jack in the house, have him pose on Mrs. PJM's Kitchen aid blender on the counter for a picture, and get him out of the house, and post the picture without MRS. PJM ever finding out?
    PJM

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  7. I see you have the Stars and Bars folded on the shelf above what I think is an old photo. Would you mind telling us what that is about?
    Thanks.

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  8. Anon,
    Proud great grandson of a Rebel Cavalry Colonel that chased Nathan Banks and his army out of Texas.

    Also, it is not the "Stars and Bars", it is the Confederate Battle Flag, or more specifically the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia. The stars and bars is the confederate national flag, a completely different flag.
    PJM

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  9. Regarding Sideburns, I wonder what the medallion on his fob is.

    Regarding the peacocks, it seems to me as though Handsome Jack, Joaquin, and Festus are all male names, but it seems as though you have three females in the photo.

    Regarding the kitchen photo op, I think this may be a mission impossible.

    Regarding the flag, what's it doing in a trophy case? I figure this is proof that I should be the Rebel.

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  10. Nate,
    OK, I took the flags out, and went and put them up.

    http://old-picture.com/rebel-flag.jpg

    Ha! Who gets to be the Rebel Soldier now.

    PJM

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  11. Nate,
    Oh, you are correct. Festus did not come in, it is Ellie May.
    PJM

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  12. They are surely beautiful pea fowl.

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  13. Nice try, but there is no way this photo is from today! I'm thinking it must be Photoshop job.

    Anyway, as any good Southron knows, Nathan Banks was chased by the Army of the Trans-Mississippi (not the Army of Northern Virginia) including Dr. Wood's 36th Texas Cavalry (which by the way was one of the few units to use the "Bonnie Blue" flag as it's standard).

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  14. Nate,
    Wow you really do know your history. You should consider teaching. Yes, my great great grandfather woods gave a good chase to the Evil Nathan Banks. Yes, they did carry the Bonnie Blue Flag. I dont happen to have one of those, so fly the Northern Virginia flag.

    What documentation do you require that I have the flags flying. I dont have a santa suit, so cant stand in front of the flagpoles in that.
    PJM

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  15. You never say anything about the baby chick shipment. Did yours die?

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  16. Chicks are fine. Had a nice coop made for them, and they are all happy. I will post a picture in a few days. I have been too busy lately, consumed with my Feud with Nate.
    PJM

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  17. No documentation required. I just doubted the photo was taken today because I seen this photo once before. Out of curiosity, are those 4x6 flags?

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  18. Yes, 4X6 flags.

    OK, Mrs. PJM does not let me fly the flags, so I have to just run them up every now and again when she is at work. Maybe tomorrow would be a good day to give it a try. It is Christmas eve, and she has to work.

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  19. PJM - I was totally shocked to see that you allowed your peafowl into your house after the Pony in the Kitchen incident. I would have thought you had learned your lesson about farm animals in the house. That had to have been on the funniest stories I have ever read, although I am sure your Mother was NOT amused.

    I wonder why facial hair was so popular with males in the 19th century? Less shaving???

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  20. golly I love a good set of sideburns! I think facial hair and classy hats should make a comeback!

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