I've had a moustache for over 25 years and a beard for a little less than 20. My wife has never seen me without facial hair. Back when I had just the "cookie duster", My wife would on occasion lay her index finger under my nose and stare at me. The first time she did this I wasn't sure of her intentions, but I knew something was on her mind. After a second or two I asked what she was up to."Oh ,I was just wondering what you looked like clean shaven!" Of course all she saw was what I looked like with a finger under my nose. I've thought about shaving it all off, but I'm afraid that she and the cat would run off screaming into the night. All of this reminds me of a bit of verse that my wife learned as a child(from God knows where!): Grandma had a habit of chewing in her sleep. She chewed on Grandpas' whiskers and dreamed of Shredded Wheat! best wishes to all.