The Galleon, Volume 2, Number 2, March 1926 Page: 31
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usual and even ridiculous to
some people, yet it is the truth.
Some few days ago a barber
made a remark that caused me.
to go back over my shaving ex-
periences to my first shave. My
first shave! It was a triumphant
moment. For that first shave I
would not exchange places with
King Solomon in all his glory.
There are two instances in my
boyhood that I would not blot
out. They were when I got my
first shave and when I first
donned long trousers. It was a
glorious moment when I crouch-
ed in the attic, trembling with
fear mother would call me, with
Dad's shaving soap in a fine
lather on my face and his best
razor in my hand. Even if I
did scrape off some of the skin
with the scanty crop of hair I
felt none the worse, for I had
something to boast of to the
Another time I tried to think
of all types of beards I had
seen or heard of. My grand-
father wore a Van Dyke. His
brother, at the same time grew
a Horace Greely beard. They
finally managed to get together
in their disagreements and
shave their beards off. Then I
named all the other kinds of
beards I could thing of; the old
brushy breads, the side-burns,
the chin whiskers, and the
mustaches. I even went so far
as to stop at the library, when
I started home and look up the
history of beards.
Of course, you see that my.
favorite topics are related to
shaving, yet that is only one of
the many things I reflect upon.
Various topics of current inter-
est and personal affairs, I in-
clude in my list. At times I
pick out one of my friends and
try to picture his character so
that I could tell it to some per-
son who knew nothing of him.
Sometimes, just after I have
finished a good book, I review
and criticize it. Just anything
that happens to come to my
notice I include in my reflec-
tions. Yesterday in the barber
chair, I happened to notice the
ceiling for the first time. Imme-
diately it started a train of
thought, I tried to recall all the
peculiar ceilings I had ever seen
and describe them to myself,
such as: the ceiling in hotels,
houses, churches, stores, and li-
The special hobby of mine is
similiar to hobbies of other peo-
ple, but I think it to be superior
to most. It is instructive. It stim
ulates interest in topics of all
kinds that I would never have
been introduced to otherwise.
It has caused me to pore over
books and magazines I would
never have read, and also do ex-
tensive research work in various
So I think that more consid-
eration should be given the mat-
ter of shaving, even thought it
be one of the commonest of
commonplaces. Even the things
that are least thought of have
"Try out mille--creanm ain't
Tracy: Your room mate has
just been run over by a truck.
Grace Lee: Oh! Shoot! She
had on the dress I wanted to
wear to the show to night.
We poor folks must swat an
The flies from dawn till dark
'Cause Noah didn't kill the two
That parked upon the ark.
Here’s what’s next.
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