Happy birthday, Larry. We love you!

Larry… It’s been a while since we’ve heard from you, and we’re hoping your birthday finds you happy, in good health and spending time with those you love. You’re very special to us here at UnrulyDude and we love you!

Beto, Denny and Jingle beat us to wishing Larry happy birthday, so we’re going to “cut and paste” their comments from our last post here:
FROM BETO: “Happy Birthday to you, Larry! Wishing you an excellent day and looking forward to hearing from you pretty soon. 🙂 Love and hugs, Beto.”
FROM DENNY: “HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LARRY !! Thinking good thoughts for you today and hoping you are still able to follow URD, even if it’s difficult for you to get around with your walker and hard for you to comment. You have a lot of guys out here who love you and think about you and yes, we worry about you. ALL THE BEST TO YOU, LARRY !!! XOXOXO”
FROM JINGLE: “Happy Birthday, Larry!! 😀 Hope you have a good one!! Best Wishes today!! And all Year!!”

Happy birthday dear Larry, happy birthday to you!

Larry… you’re one of URD’s dearest friends – and we’re wishing you good health, prosperity, love and every happiness on your birthday. We love you! xox David, Ben and the gang


Our objective in putting Larry’s birthday post together was to make it a collection of smooth young dudes with NO tatts and NO piercings. We think we’ve managed it… but, of course if we haven’t, our buddy Jingle will let us know 🙂

Dudes with razors!

Well. You knew this was coming. After last weeks’ “Dudes without razors,” post, a bunch of smooth, shaved guys was inevitable. Some of you won’t like these pics, but we’re betting Larry will. Who knows, even Denny might see a guy or two he likes enough to invoke his “no hair – don’t care” rule? To be honest, Ben and I just plain like dudes -and we don’t much care whether they’re shaved or hairy. If it’s nothing else, Unrulydude is an equal-opportunity blog 🙂


It’s been a very busy weekend here at the Lake. Last week, Jim and Ben “found” an empty building that had been a dentist’s office for the last 25 years that Ben thought would make an excellent schoolhouse. He moved quickly… got help from “Dr.C”, and they leased the building. Then, the “Northland gang” went to work. We all spent Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday over there painting the interior, installing new window blinds and putting down new ceramic-vinyl flooring. Alex was like a “conductor” directing a symphony and the kids painted the bathrooms. “Baby blue” for the boy’s and “Peppermint pink” for the girl’s. Fortunately, we did the painting before we did the floor tile, so a few “whoops” didn’t matter. Presto! Tonight, there’s a really tired bunch of folks down here – and there’s a new “Table Rock school campus” for Ben and the kids. It has two classrooms, an office for Ben, two bathrooms and a break area – all freshly painted and it’s awesome. Ben worked out a deal with the building’s owner and he’ll deduct the cost of paint, tile and blinds from rent payments. Ben’s school is the lessee, but he’s convinced the new “campus” belongs entirely to him and the kids. I’ve never seen them happier. The furniture and fixtures Dr.C is sending will be here Wednesday. I’m wondering if we’ll ever get “back to normal” and move back home. Probably??? At least for now, the kids (and the adults, too) couldn’t be happier than we are here at the Lake 🙂