Frank the Barber…….

Another early start to the day due primarily to the urge to wet the bed…… I figured I was up – might as well stay up…….. I get that gorgeous sunrise and an extra little bit of quiet that I Look forward to in the mornings. My Bride eventually joined me and soon made us a nice small breakfast. I had decided I was going to try and get my ears lowered today since nothing else was really slated for today……. believe it or not – I do actual ‘need’ a hair cut 2 or 3 times a year – to avoid having a pretty pathetic ducktail….. I can keep the hair [in] and around my ears trimmed up and my Queen is good for one ‘neck trimming’ – but after that – I need to get it professionally cleaned up. Suspecting I might be doing this today, I held of shaving for the past couple of days and just figured I’d treat myself  a little bit. I normally go to an old local guy who does a mostly satisfactory job on my hair cuts….. but today I thought I’d go ‘all out’ and go see Frank the Barber. I have been to him once or twice and he does a really good job. His shop is also air conditioned and his taste in music is eerily identical  to mine~!  I called and got an appointment (yes you need an appointment to get into this barber) and got in fairly quick. I settled in fairly quickly and for the next hour Frank trimmed, clipped, buzzed and cut while we discussed the music playing in the background. I’m reasonably sure I ‘held my own’ as I called out artists and songs and I am also as sure, Frank found out I was no slouch when it came to my music knowledge. Frank finally got me laid back in the chair a little bit and proceed to administer a straight razor shave. This is only the second one of those I have ever had in my life….. you may even remember me telling you about the first a little over a year ago [I think]. The guy that di that one was the little old local guy that I normally go to….. I’m not saying he did a bad job…. but his razor wasn’t as sharp – and his hand wasn’t as steady as Franks……. and I was not in any hurry to have it done again. That changed this morning……. Frank gave me the classic straight razor shave (hot towels, brushed on shaving cream, face rubbed with oil – the whole works)….. wow….. I can see now why women like to go get pampered so much….. that was wonderful. Right about an hour and I was done…. walked out feeling like a new man…well, you know what I mean.

Came home and watched a couple of episodes of Heartland, before heading up to Blues….. our first time up there this week. We didn’t want them to think we left the island~! After a fun filled couple of hours, we shut them down, swung by Mickey D’s for some junky goodness and then back here…….. Showered, shaved and about half shot – I’m ready for some shut eye…………… random pix me or you may have missed……………..

Good Night Ya’ll – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Thankx for stopping in~!


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Born in Germany as an Army brat - I moved permanently to the United States about the time I was ready to start school - Dad put to me to work when I turned 13 tearing off roofs and packing shingles.. I did that, DE tasseled corn and bucked hay all the way through high school. After graduation, moved down South for a year or so trying to figure what I wanted to do. Finally came home and joined the Air Force serving almost 5 years - which included a 3 year tour in Germany, where I met my Queen. Came home and started working as a roofer. Economy went to crap and I knew I would not be able to support my growing family the way I wanted to, so I pestered the HR department at General Electric until they hired me. A very quick almost 34 years, 4 Daughters and 9 Grandkids later - here I am .... waiting as patiently as I can, to start the next chapter of our life - romping around in the Caribbean Sea checking out the various islands that we have not been to yet. Holy $hit what a ride~!!!! ;-)

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