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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Daylight Savings Time SOL #10/31

I am joining Two Writing Teachers for the Slice of Life Story Challenge.  I appreciate this space for writers to tell their stories and connect with each other.




My husband has had a Daylight Savings Time tradition for the last 30 years.  Every autumn, when we fall back in time, Keith quits shaving.  He keeps his beard through the winter, trimming it as needed.  It gives him a distinguished look, one I like.  Some think it makes him look older.  I remember the year he came to see me at school and Cruz, one of my first graders asked me if Keith was my grandpa.  We still laugh about that.  

Tonight we spring ahead.  That means tomorrow is shaving day.  When the kids were little, it was a big deal.  Daddy's face felt smooth all of a sudden.  To me, my husband looks 20 years younger after he shaves.  It will seem strange at first, but eventually, I'll get used to it.  And as soon as I get used to it, it will be time to quit shaving again.

8 comments:

  1. What a great tradition. It makes sense, too because I would think a bear gets hot in summer.

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  2. This slice made me smile! My dad used to grow his beard during the winter, starting in the fall but it was mostly for hunting season. He'd usually shave after the new year at some point. I love a good tradition!

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  3. I love that daily tradition❤️

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  4. Ha, love this! My husband doesn't have this tradition, but he had been growing his beard for months and just recently trimmed it up a whole bunch. He is a teacher as well and it took several kids a moment to figure out what was different. "Did you get a hair cut? new glasses? What's different?"

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  5. This is too funny! The college kids Natalie hangs out with are all about no shave November but Keith takes it to an all new level. I'm surprised he's kept up with it after being called a Grandpa...I would of stopped immediately.

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  6. The cycle of the beard continues. What would happen if they don't do Daylight Savings Time anymore?

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