Big break in photos here.
I am now thirty nine years old and eleven years has passed since
that last shot. I am recently divorced again from my second
wife and these are my belated 'wild days' at last. It
was time to sew my "wild oats" ( before they turned into
shredded wheat )
Between the years of 1976 and 1981 i was a bit of a wild and
crazy guy. Everything i thought i had missed in life, i picked
up on during this period. Wine, women, and song, not necessarily
in that order, I had an abundance of them all in those years,
and i drank my fill. I was playing the five string banjo in
a little bluegrass band in the evenings and week-ends, to help keep
a roof over my head. Working as a Tooling Designer during
the day time. I was riding around on a Kawasaki motorcycle
because i could not afford a car after Leslie's lawyer got finished
with me in the divorce settlement, but i didn't care. I was
free and easy again and having the time of my life. Doing
what i wanted, when i wanted and not harming anybody but myself
in the process. By the time the 80's rolled around,
my cup was about full and i started to think of settling down again.
I had caught up on all i thought i had missed, at last.
I met my Sonja just about the same time this photo was
taken. I can remember because i had just started to grow my beard
and it was only about a month old in this shot. Sonja has never
seen my face, as my beard was 6 weeks old when she met me and i
have never shaved it off since that time. Let's see.. 1975 was when
i started growing it, that is 25 years of whiskers. I probably would
not recognize myself if i shaved now. I might even discover something
that i rather not know about, like a double chin or something.