07-09-2012, 03:17 AM
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  • soulska
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  • Burbank, CA
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Hi everyone. New to this forum, but have been wet shaving for a lil under a year now. since then I haven't looked back. I was reading an article or viewing a video (can't recall) about wet shaving when some very vivid memories that were deep in there surfaced.

My grandfather was a God in my eyes. he was the foundation of our family. He was the strongest man I knew, yet he never hid how much he loved me. My grandfather worked construction for 40+ years and was in his 60's when a heart attack took him away. The memory that came to me was, as a child I would like to hang out as much as possible with him. I would come in after his routine shower after work and he would at times shave. I would watch and admire the ritual and wonder when I would be able to do that. We would on occasion (if some event was coming up) walk down to the local barber and he would get a straight shave. The barber would now and then put me up in the chair and put hot lather out of the machine and use what I thought was a razor, but I'm sure now it was probably just the back of a comb or something. my grandad would just watch and ocassionaly laugh. he was a wonderful man.

Now I'm in my mid 30's and I'm shaving just like he did. wish he could see me now.

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 07-09-2012, 03:48 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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Welcome to The Shave Nook. We hope you enjoy your stay with us.

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 07-09-2012, 04:21 AM
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  • slantman
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  • Leesburg, Florida
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Welcome to The Shave Nook glad you joined.

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 07-09-2012, 05:00 AM
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hello and welcome! Cool

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 07-09-2012, 05:30 AM
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  • gijames
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  • TN, USA
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Welcome Aboard the Nook!
Biggrin
and thank you for sharing your experience with your granddad!
   

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 07-09-2012, 05:34 AM
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Welcome to the forum.

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 07-09-2012, 07:29 AM
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  • bullgoose
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  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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Jump on in, the water's fine!

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 07-09-2012, 08:46 AM
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Hello and welcome, it's good to have you here.

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 07-09-2012, 08:58 AM
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  • Howler
  • A calamophile and vintage razor lover
  • Fort Smith AR
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Hello and welcome to the Nook.

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 07-09-2012, 09:12 AM
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  • freddy
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  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
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Welcome to The Shave Nook and enjoy your stay. Also, thanks for the great story about your grandfather. Smile

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 07-09-2012, 09:13 AM
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  • Teiste
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  • Salt Lake City,UT
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Welcome!

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 07-09-2012, 09:37 AM
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Soulska, we know what you mean, and how you feel.
Welcome to the Nook. You've just made a lot of friends.

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 07-09-2012, 10:15 AM
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  • tgutc
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  • Michigan
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Welcome to the Nook!

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 07-09-2012, 12:41 PM
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Welcome to TSN soulska!

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 07-09-2012, 03:20 PM
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  • uncledave
  • Returned to DE Shaving After 40 years
  • Kentucky, USA
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Welcome! We're glad to have you!

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 07-09-2012, 03:25 PM
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  • Philbo
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  • West Midlands, UK
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Welcome along Soulska !

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 07-09-2012, 04:10 PM
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  • soulska
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  • Burbank, CA
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thanks guys.

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 07-10-2012, 03:31 PM
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Welcome to TSR!

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 07-14-2012, 10:06 AM
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Welcome to the Nook. What great memories you have of your grandfather. I am sure that he would be pleased knowing that you are classic shaving.

This is a great forum with lots of helpful information, a great admin/mod team, and a friendly bunch of guys.

Jump right in and welcome again.

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 07-15-2012, 06:15 AM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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What a fabulous introduction, welcome to the Nook!

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