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Signs of the Times, Teenagers 1920

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 19
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1987
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6zc810f
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323501
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zc810f

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Title Signs of the Times, Teenagers 1920
Description 1. Time was when a man or a young man could walk into any barber shop and get a shave; not in recent first did it about sixty-four years ago when I was come clear, some vague--still linger in my mind. I must have acted casual about it; after all, I was fifteen and everybody knew that a young man shop stiffly self-conscious, climbed into the chair a bit awkwardly and announced in a pretentiously self-confident voice that I would like a shave. The barber may have been slightly amused but too hot water, wrung it out and draped it around my "beard," leaving my nose clear for breathing. The face after the shave. The straight-blade razor was honed on an oilstone and vigorously stropped on both rough and cleanly cut a strip of paper. A teenager should get his money's worth on his first barber shop shave, and I have sometimes wondered whether this impressive performance was meant partly for show. I have also wondered how leather could sharpen a hard piece of steel. But show or not, it worked: the phrase "Sharp as a razor11 was well -conceived. Then the shave. The barber lathered my face with velvety soap applied generously with a soft brush and then rubbed fairly vigorously with the Then he guided the razor skillfully, carefully over careful not to nick the skin below my nose, for a cut there can bleed a long time. up with the razor, my face felt lightly skinned and had acguired, perhaps, one or two tiny nicks 108
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Identifier 121_Signs of the Times, Teenagers 1920.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 19
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323449
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zc810f/323449