My Great-Great-Grandfather, Charles Wesley Allison (1837-1919), didn't grow a beard until his later years of life. But, it is told that he really enjoyed it.
In the small town of Paradise, Coles, Illinois he was well liked by the young kids. They called him "Uncle Charlie". It is told that he would sit outside of his Justice of the Peace Office in his rocker. The kids would come to have him tickle them with his beard.
Below is a photo taken about 1918, which is a year or so before he left this earth ... Also in the photo are 4 generations of this branch of my family:
1) his wife, who is my great-great-grandmother, Susan Jane Jones-Allison (1843-1925)
2) his son, who is my great grandfather, Francis "Frank" Asbury Allison (1871-1925)
3) his grand daughter, who is my grandmother, Oma M Allison-Rammel (1895-1995)
3) his great-grand daughter, who is also my mother, Ruth Ann Rammel-Sims (1918-2006) .. the baby