Tuesday, December 15, 2015

John


This fine beard belongs to John, whom I met while he was working on a demolition crew in Bonita Springs.  John proudly informed me he was born in Bonita 57 years ago.  He has never lived anywhere else.  Same as his older brother and younger sister.

Bonita Springs is a bit schizophrenic.  It can't decide if it is (or wants to be) a winter playground for wealthy folks fleeing northern winters, or Old Florida, where people like John live their lifetimes.

18 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

a bit of both perhaps. He looks like a fun guy.

LOLfromPasa said...

He has a nice warm smile. Makes me want to smile back.

Luis Gomez said...

Nice shot! Great character portrait.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That's a wiry old beard for sure :) I know a few people who have never lived anywhere other than where they were born.. I can't imagine it!

Kate said...

Living where one is born insures setting down roots, but adding worldwide travel to the occasion would make it complete. VERY interesting looking man.

Sharon Anck said...

What a warm and friendly smile he has to go with that fabulous beard.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Every bit as smart and handsome as you'd expect of someone called John!

Sylvia K said...

Looks like a happy gentleman to me and a great smile!! Hope your week is off to a good start, Jack! Enjoy!!

cieldequimper said...

What a beard!

William Kendall said...

He looks like quite a character.

jennyfreckles said...

Looks like the beard has been growing for 57 years too. Not often you see one as full as that. He looks a very likely candidate to play Father Christmas!

EG CameraGirl said...

I find it interesting that some people have ALWAYS lived in one place. I guess he and his family are pretty happy there so why move?

VP said...

A picturesque guy who lives in an interesting place!

RedPat said...

He looks like a nice guy to me!

Michelle said...

That is one serious beard.

Bob Crowe said...

Well, they say Bach never traveled more than 50 miles from the place of his birth. There's a big world out there with lots of experiences to be had, but they don't necessarily make you happier.

Karl Demetz said...

What a gorgeous beard !

Kay said...

Ahhh, gentrification. Move in some big bucks, buy up blocks of properties, and there goes the neighborhood...at least for people who can't keep up with the Joneses.