08-02-2013, 07:37 AM
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  • Obie
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Gentlemen, I wrote this little post card a while back. My grandsons are age 4 and 1. I thought I would share it with you.

Max and Henry:

May you blossom into gentlemen with keen intellect and kind heart;

and know profound love;

and accept people for what they are without judging them;

and read good books and listen to good music;

and write good sentences;

and love good food and good wine — and an occasional cognac and cigar.

Someday, a long time from now, my straight razors will be yours. Treat them as friends, and with respect. Take time to master the art of straight razor shaving.

And before I forget, may yours be a light beard and grow in one direction.

Your loving grandfather,

Poppy

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 08-02-2013, 07:39 AM
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  • Agravic
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Very nice! Smile
Max and Henry are indeed fortunate to have a loving and thoughtful grandfather.

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 08-02-2013, 07:41 AM
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Beautifully conveyed.

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 08-02-2013, 07:53 AM
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I like it but, you should put it in the will that if they do not Master the Art of the Straight Razor, Master the Art of Creating Lather with Soap and Brush, and pass this information on to their own children that ... They are Out of the Will.

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 08-02-2013, 08:08 AM
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(08-02-2013, 07:53 AM)Grumpy Wrote: I like it but, you should put it in the will that if they do not Master the Art of the Straight Razor, Master the Art of Creating Lather with Soap and Brush, and pass this information on to their own children that ... They are Out of the Will.
Good thoughts, Grumpy. My daughter, their mother, already is appointed curator of all my shaving products, razors, brushes and soaps and creams. Also, I have taught her to lather with brush, soap or cream, and set her up with her own DE razor. I hope I am around long enough to start the boys. Indeed, the art must be passed on to them to complement them as gentlemen.

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 08-02-2013, 08:10 AM
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Well done 'Poppy'.

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 08-02-2013, 08:26 AM
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  • Johnny
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Well stated Obie. At this time they just do not realize how fortunate they are to have a grandpa like you.

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 08-02-2013, 08:04 PM
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(08-02-2013, 08:10 AM)PanchoVilla Wrote: Well done 'Poppy'.

+1 Biggrin

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 08-03-2013, 02:27 AM
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That was well put Obie! With a role model like that I believe your wishes will come true!

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 08-03-2013, 09:09 AM
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I am reading this as I am sitting in a chair in our nursery humming lullabies to my twins (a boy and a girl) who will turn one year old next week.
I already have a NOS Gillette tech, gift wrapped, for my son.

Every now and then I catch a glimpse of your collection, Obie, through the shave of the day photos. Max and Henry are going to have an exquisite den and a wonderful connection to their grandfather.

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 08-03-2013, 10:04 AM
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  • freddy
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Beautiful, Obie. Thank you so much for sharing this and my wish for you is that you do, indeed, live long enough to see them wet shave for themselves and thank their grandfather for his wonderful foresight. Smile

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 08-03-2013, 03:48 PM
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  • Obie
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Gentlemen, thank you for the kind words.

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 08-05-2013, 12:16 AM
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That's Brilliant!

I love the part about having a light beard that grows out in one direction.

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 08-06-2013, 03:19 PM
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(08-05-2013, 12:16 AM)olblueyez Wrote: That's Brilliant!

I love the part about having a light beard that grows out in one direction.
Thanks for the kind words, my friend. My daughter, who lives next door, frequently will bring the little one, Henry — we call him Henry Blue Eyes, because of his deep blue eyes — to the bathroom and he watches me shave for a couple minutes. He is one year old, but who knows how his memory works. Maybe magic will happen and he will start the proper way of shaving in his teens. Fingers crossed.
Stay well.

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 08-10-2013, 07:41 PM
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Absolutely wonderful Obie, thank-you so very much for sharing!

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 08-10-2013, 09:20 PM
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(08-06-2013, 03:19 PM)Obie Wrote:
(08-05-2013, 12:16 AM)olblueyez Wrote: That's Brilliant!

I love the part about having a light beard that grows out in one direction.
Thanks for the kind words, my friend. My daughter, who lives next door, frequently will bring the little one, Henry — we call him Henry Blue Eyes, because of his deep blue eyes — to the bathroom and he watches me shave for a couple minutes. He is one year old, but who knows how his memory works. Maybe magic will happen and he will start the proper way of shaving in his teens. Fingers crossed.
Stay well.

When he visits and watches. Take the blade out and give him a shave with your brush and the empty razor. He will remember.

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