We’re up to the two month mark of this beardly series! Let’s take a look at this weeks whiskerly growth!
Week Number Eight
We have a full-fledged beard at this point, so no sense in Mickey Mousing around with this anymore!
Oh, okay, we’ll Mickey Mouse around just a little, why the hell not?
Weekly Growth Chart
Happy two month anniversary beard! You’ve got about one more month and then you’re gone!
Famous Beards Through The Years: Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln had one of the most famous beards of all time and was one of thirteen presidents to serve in the Oval Office with facial hair. The last one was Harry Truman who was president from 1945 to 1953. Click here for the complete list.
It always bothered me that he didn’t have the accompanying mustache with his beard. Who does that?
Bart Grawey - Five Photos
I started doing socially interactive blogs back in 2010 when I started my 365 bar blog. After the bar crawl blog ended, I’ve done three other blogs including MBIP since 2012. Most posts involve interacting with people and I’ve met thousands of people in the last nine years.
One person I met while doing this blog is Bart Grawey. In fact he appeared on the blog five times and the photos and links are below.
The first time Bart appeared on the blog was before I even met him. Justin Glawe did a story about going to Notre Dame High School with Bart on “Chicken Thursday” and took this photo on that day. Link: I Had Lunch At Notre Dame High School Because LIfe Is Weird and Hilarious And Also Because It Was (Of Course) Chicken Thursday.
Proving that this is indeed a small world after all, just about a month later I met Bart in person at the Red Barn and found out that I went to high school with his mom, Tracy. Link: More Than Two Beers At The Red Barn.
The next Bart sighting was at the original Kenny’s Westside Pub when I was doing the year-long sandwich tour. Link: A Year In The Life Of A Sandwich - Week Number 12 @ Kenny’s Westside Pub.
I had a fun afternoon with Bart, his mom Tracy and Dana Baldwin in this post from June 1st, 2017. And I not only took Bart’s photo, I let him be the MBIP cameraman for the afternoon and he did a great job! Link: Knit Wits—An Afternoon of Knitting Fun @ The Sheared Edge With Tracy Purtscher, Dana Baldwin and Bart Grawey.
The last time I saw Bart was in Agatucci’s last April. Bart was a former employee and a regular at Peoria’s oldest Pizza bar and emporium. Link: The Thirsty-Third Friday In April, 2018 - Friday the 13th @ Agatucci’s! Yikes!
I always enjoyed running into Bart because he was a rare breed of a human: He had the soul of an artist and was just a real nice guy who always had a smile on his face and was extremely pleasant and interesting to talk with.
Sadly we lost Bart this week and I’m sorry I’m never going to run into him again.
My condolences to the entire Grawey family who have been friends of mine for decades, especially to his mom, Tracy, who’s been a friend since high school.
Cheers to the memory of Bart Grawey.