A major change.

This afternoon Ed did something that he hadn’t done since the mid-nineties.

Needing to run some errands and pick up supplies Ed decided to wait until this morning so he could take our young granddaughter, Violet, with him. Almost three, she loves going on errands with Papa.  Ed gets a hoot out of the attention that she brings, and has fun buying a few special little things for her.

After they returned home he went out to work in the shop while she helped me finish up a few office tasks, fix lunch then went down for her nap. When Ed came in from work later this afternoon he asked if she was awake; she was going to help him with a task. DSC07499

The last time he’d shaved was twenty years ago! I thought he’d never shave again.

Why did I sort of expect him to look like he did in his early forties just by shaving off the beard? Even though Violet watched him shave she was still hesitant about getting close to this new looking papa. Why, our own daughter-in-law, whom we’ve know since she was 13 had never seen him without a beard.

Here’s how he looked Christmas eve as the servers were getting ready before opening the doors for serving the community supper. Yep, the one with the grey beard. (Taking a stealth picture just before prayer made for a blurry picture.)DSC07403

I have to admit, it’s strange to see his chin.


Author: Wanda J

I never dreamed my life would be entangled with fiber and the tools used to produce fibery items. When I bought a boat shuttle used in weaving Ed looked at it, decided to make a better one and the rest is history. For a decade he made shuttles, crochet hooks, knitting needles, until his spindles became so popular that he had to devote his time to making them, as well as Walking Wheels. Free time is spent reading, trying to coax food from the ground, and playing in the creek near our place. I love long walks and camping far from crowds. Playing a fiddle beside a stream or with good friends brings sweetness to my soul. Sundays are set aside for worshiping God with our small Quaker meeting.

8 thoughts on “A major change.”

  1. Very smart indeed and not a cut in sight and a very handsome tache. Time to knit a balaclava, his chin will freeze!

    1. Somehow he managed to avoid one nick! Good idea, Sara, I should knit something for him. Fortunately for his face we’re having a mild streak; it was in the high 50F yesterday, today is wet and balmy.

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