November is Movember when we all should celebrate the moustache, the “mo”. This is an annual event not only to grow a mo, but to raise awareness of men’s health issues. A special organisation, the Movember Foundation (see www.movember.com), has raised $837 million since 2003 and funded 1,200 projects in more than 20 countries, according to the entry “Movember” on Wikipedia. Movember started in Australia, where a group of men came up with the idea already in 1999, in a pub, of course.
HTBS has tried to raise awareness about the Mo-Movement a few times over the years by publishing some images of some handsome rowing chaps and their mos.
Here are some elegant rowing mos…
It has become a tradition that I end these Movember articles on HTBS by quoting myself from an older entry from HTBS. There I wrote:
Although, I wholeheartedly support a campaign like this, my dear wife, Mrs. B., made it clear already when we dated […] in the mid-1990s that our relationship would never last if I grow a moustache, or any other facial hair. Then, on top of that, a couple of years ago, our cute children could not stop laughing when I showed them my old Swedish driver’s license from the beginning of the 1980s, showing me with my elegant ‘Mo’.
I say! What a milestone,well done and congtratultions. As to the call for moustaches, regrettably my own missus sided with Mrs B. already in the early 90s.
Dear Kjell, thank you for the congrats. Regarding the lack of our mos in the 1990s – ahh, the things we do for our dear wives.