April 14th - Beard of the Day: Ernest Hemingway
Oak Park's finest - Ernest Hemingway. Sure, he hated Oak Park saying it was a place of "Wide yards and narrow minds" but does anyone actually like Oak Park? Didn't think so..
By some accounts, Hemingway had a beard from the time he was 23 until he died. That's dedication right there. He also could drink you under the table and still have a steady hand to go shoot a lion later in the day.
The garden behind Ernest Hemingway's home in Key West contained a fountain made from a urinal from his favorite bar, Sloppy Joe's. Hemingway reportedly told the owner that so much of his money had gone down that drain that he should own the damn thing.