Well, I thought the saga of the mustache cup was mined for everything it could offer, but I guess I was wrong. One of the commenters to my last post, Greek Girl, asked me if I was aware that my great-grandfather bore a passing resemblance to a mustachioed Jude Law? This hadn't occurred to me, as Reggie admits he is not always entirely up to date on popular culture, but Greek Girl's observation peaked my curiosity, and I did a bit of image searching to see what she was on to . . .
And lo and behold, this is what I found:
On the left is a photograph of my great-grandfather, taken in 1888, and on the right is one of the actor Jude Law, taken in 2008, or 120 years later. Not exactly identical twins separated at very distant births, but the resemblance is close enough that they look as if they could be brothers, if not even fraternal twins. Greek Girl was right!
Reggie is grateful to Greek Girl for leading him down this entertaining path, and thanks her for doing so. Reggie also admits in his heart of hearts that he would not be unhappy if he had been the recipient of more of his great-grandfather's good looks, and less of his fine china . . .