Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: November 11 @ 8:55pm
I grew up hearing a story about my great, great, great, grandfather Leonard Davis who fought at Trenton. A Hessian doctor they had captured noticed a cancer on Leonard's lip and offered to cut it out. Leonard consented, which probably saved his life, which in turn is how I'm here to post 120 silly beard pictures.

Comments

chance says:
Awesome story.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 9:04pm -
llIllIIIIII says:
History is full of win!
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 9:07pm -
Matty O says:
Historical KING
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 9:07pm -
mackle says:
you don't look entirely enthused by this book but the story is fantastic
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 9:16pm -
BryanHunter says:
@mackle Yep, it was a pretty grim period wasn't it?

Our history has been so Disney-coated it takes me real effort to feel how random, spare, brutal and occasionally beautiful it's always been-- BC, 1700s or now. Very easy to overlay a sense of purpose and destiny on our ancestors, which while attempting to glorify them actually minimizes their doubts, burden and humanity.

I've thought about the doctor many few times growing up. Hard to find anything in our history easier to vilify than a Hessian mercenary, but here 233 years later I carry this odd unpayable debt to this one.

Enjoying all the beards, and the unexpected introspection. Viva el Whiskerino!
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 7:38am -
irishsquire says:
bryan. hurray for the hessian doctor. an for good old leonard for telling him to cut out.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 2:18pm -
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