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    "Why is it that I always get my best ideas while shaving?"
    Albert Einstein

    "If you come to a fork in the road, take it."
    "It ain't over until it's over."
    Yogi Berra
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    I have a Mongoose Stainless SE. I feel that it will match a straight shave.

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    Great story, you are older than I as I am only 22, have been for quite a while now and plan on staying that age till i die.
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    You guys are old!!!

    Iím only 12, a gray haired 12, but still
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    Well, I never understood lying about my age. Old age, as geezer points out, is a gift not everyone gets. I have a friend that is 74 (? I think) that shaves with huge blades 9/8+ and another in his 60’s that just took up straight razor shaving. Sometimes medical conditions and medications (at any age) can make it more pertinent to use another method but short of that I will continue with my straights. Oh yeah, my Mother used to say she was 10 years younger then she was. She died in a car accident when I was a young man. That’s when we found out she was born in 1928. She didn’t get that gift of long life nor did two of my brothers. I am thankful for every year I am given.
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    Its not a matter of lying about age it is a matter of never really feeling like ive grown up since I was 22. Just changed where I work, same company different locale. Guy ive known since I actually was 22 sat down to lunch at the cafeteria with me. He introdcued me to his daughter who is now working for the company. I knew his daughter when she was born but hadnt seen her since she was about 1 year old.

    I am not feeling 22 today
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    Quote Originally Posted by Obie View Post
    Gentlemen,

    I am 27 years old, have been for decades, and am not budging.

    Yet, I find myself gradually returning to my roots ó before age 27
    ..................
    And so, still at age 27, I don't have to rely on memory of my vintage razors of years ago. They're all here, in excellent shape, and a joy to shave with.

    Gentlemen, do you find yourselves at such a crossroad?
    Yes but I am budging.

    In the last fifty+ years I have learned a bit.
    I remember the red handled post exchange shaving brush and Williams or poo in a can
    from +50 years ago. I also remember that red haired gal... but I digress.

    I now know better at least on the shaving front.
    Age 20-30 -- well had I known then what I know now...
    The Coticle and razor I bought in '71 heck I could have collected some great hones
    and now be retired in style. I think the mid 70s what the last time a barber finished
    my haircut with lather and a straight razor. After that all those great bits of steel,
    strops and great hones started collecting dust and are now darn hard to find.

    Ask me again in three years... you have a bit of a head start on me ;-)

    The good news is I look OK with whiskers should it come to that.
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