Stephanie's dad has been growing his beard since November 2009 at the same time I started growing mine for Whiskerino 2009. I try to take every opportunity I can to photograph it / him. Here he is at the beach over Labor Day weekend.
He graduates from college (yep!) in December and I don't know the beard's fate after that. I can only hope it lives on, whereas I image his wife probably has a different plan.