It was in the summer and after I shaved it, for a few days, I kept feeling “ghost” touches to my chin. A light coating of sweat on my chin, plus the most mild of breezes would feel just like someone phy…
Yes! I had forgotten that. The Navy reversed its beard policy and on 1 January 1985 I had to shave the beard I started in May 1980. (Caterpillars were still allowed, so my ‘stache is 36 years old going on 37.) My phantom beard kept feeling out of place, so I was constantly stroking my face to smooth the missing hairs.
My wife says the beard stays, so it’s moot anyway.