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Images From My Mirror

It can be scary looking in the mirror

31 total reviews 
Comment from Ric Myworld
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I'm as amazed every morning as you. So much so that I often try to avoid the mirror. My first experience with one of those old fashioned two-sided razors got me 14 stitches across my chin. LOL. Thanks for sharing.

 Comment Written 03-Feb-2022


reply by the author on 03-Feb-2022
    Holy Toledo Rick! Were you trying to cut your throat? My goodness, that's a major "nick". I would be thinking about growing a beard after that. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing this piece.
    Blessings
    Tom
reply by Ric Myworld on 04-Feb-2022
    I was four-years old, Tom. Trying to imitate my dad. I had a dimple in my chin just like him, until then. LOL. Enjoyed your story and will be looking forward to reading more. :-)
Comment from Tom Horonzy
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One good turn deserves another. This piece is brilliantly humorous. I have experienced a few such moments (read my one story to prove it: I am, He was and She is) of hilarity. I would not have found your writings had it not been for your review. Best wishes. I am a fan of yours.

 Comment Written 23-Jan-2022


reply by the author on 23-Jan-2022
    Thanks so much Tom for the grand review and stars. I'll check out your article for sure.
    Have a blessed evening.
    Tom
Comment from Elizabeth Emerald
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Hilarious! I once wrote a rant about men shaving body hair--I like gorilla guys! Charming piece in wit and wry self-deprecating humor.


staunch=>STANCH (as to stop flow of blood)

 Comment Written 15-Jan-2022


reply by the author on 16-Jan-2022
    Hello Liz,
    Thanks so much for reviewing this and the correction. I'll go back and take care of it. Well, everyone has a different preference. If I had my desire, hair on women would be pretty much confined to the head, but as the saying goes, people in hell want ice-water.
    Have a blessed evening gal.
    Tom
Comment from Carol Hillebrenner
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This is a very amusing look at one of the facts of life that brings joy to few people. Hair does grow better in places we'd just as soon not have it. And then there is that missing hair on the top. You have such a fun way of writing about simple things that you should probably look into publishing in magazines or try your own website. Elizabeth Emerald is not going to have as much at this site because she is involved with online publishing in a way that makes money. Maybe she could explain it to you as I still haven't quite understood.

 Comment Written 15-Jan-2022


reply by the author on 15-Jan-2022
    Thanks so much Carol for your review. You honor me with your words. I do a blog post that I should really stay on top of better, but I've spent so much time on F/S that I've neglected it a bit. I have self-published three books, but I suppose I should really look into magazines perhaps. It can all seem quite intimidating. Thanks again.
    Have a blessed evening.
    Tom
reply by Carol Hillebrenner on 15-Jan-2022
    I hope your blog post earns money like Elizabeth's. I believe well-written words are our product and we should be paid for them.
reply by the author on 16-Jan-2022
    No, I wish it did, but I don't do it to get paid. I don't want to have to feel like I'm obligated to write something. I sell a few books here and there. Mainly I enjoy the writing and on here being able to read so many great authors.
    Blessings
    Tom
Comment from Shirley McLain
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I enjoyed reading your rite of passage story. We all have to go through something. Mine was shaving my legs. I thought I was a grown up when I finally did it, after several cuts and the butt chewing I got for using daddy's razor. You did a great job. Shirley

 Comment Written 15-Jan-2022


reply by the author on 15-Jan-2022
    Hello Shirley,
    Thanks so much for the kind review and comments. I had forgotten about the damage that legs can do to a razor. I have five girls, and when they were growing up, it seemed I was always looking for my razor or cursing because it was almost useless by the time they got done with it.
    Have a blessed evening.
    Tom
Comment from Gloria ....
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This is a most informative and entertaining read. I have never understood those long razors and strops which did indeed look more like torture devices than tools for scraping face off the hair.

Your story is engaging and humourous is just the right amounts.

One small typo here:

commence scraping your tender skin with this midievel (medieval) torture device.

Many thanks for sharing such a delight.

Gloria

 Comment Written 15-Jan-2022


reply by the author on 15-Jan-2022
    Hello Gloria,
    Thanks so much for the kind review and comments. The spell check had said that I'd spelled medieval wrong, but it didn't give me the correct spelling. Thanks for catching that. Yes, the razor you describe was a straight razor. They used to use them at the barber shops I frequented when I was a young fellow. I haven't seen one in years. I actually liked the experience when they shaved the back of your neck. They put warm shaving cream on. I suppose that one little slip could kind of ruin a fellow's day though.
    Have a blessed evening.
    Tom
Comment from sandramitchell
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LOL!! This is so funny! I've just finished giving my husband a hair trim, (round the sides, there's not a lot left on top!) and trimmed his eyebrows and ears. I refuse to go up his nose!! Why you men have it and women don't, will remain a mystery. I'm glad we don't, mind you. This was a really fun read, and the smile will be sure to stay on my face for a long time. :)) Sandra xxx

 Comment Written 15-Jan-2022


reply by the author on 15-Jan-2022
    Hello Sandra,
    Thanks so much for reviewing this piece and for the entertaining comments. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I go to Great Clips to get a haircut, but I feel like they should be giving me a discount because there is less to cut. I guess they figure the time they save cutting what's on top is used trimming my ears and eyebrows.
    Have a blessed day.
    Tom
Comment from Wayne Fowler
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Great job. I identified with a lot of it - a sign of good writing, in that I could get involved with the story, and not slowed or distracted by bad writing. Nose hair, to me, is the far worse.
Thanks for writing.

 Comment Written 15-Jan-2022


reply by the author on 15-Jan-2022
    Hello Wayne,
    Thanks for the kind review and comments. I agree, it's kind of gross. I don't know if we grow more as we age because we're more subject to disease or what the deal is. I was in a barber shop in Juneau and one man was saying after he had been to the barber, his granddaughter didn't recognize him because his nose hair had been trimmed. I don't think I'm that bad yet, but there's still time to grow more I guess.
    Have a blessed day.
    Tom
Comment from BethShelby
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This was fun to read. I remember when I started swiping my dad razor to shave my legs. There was a time when most of my friend couldn't wait to do that. I never enjoyed but I could to all that toilet paper stuck everywhere to stem flow of blood.

 Comment Written 15-Jan-2022


reply by the author on 15-Jan-2022
    Hello Beth,
    Thanks so much for the comments and review. I don't know why we're in such a hurry to grow up. It seems like such a fun thing to do I guess. Little do we know. Of course if anyone had said what a pain it was to become an adult and all the responsibilities, we wouldn't have believed them anyway. Oh well.
    Have a blessed day.
    Tom
Comment from Jesse James Doty
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This is humorous, fun, and very entertaining to read. It kept my interest throughout the essay on what we face in the mirror. Many parts of this made me smile for I remember going through the same things with my father and my lack of facial hair early on. My father used the same razor in a cup with a little bar of soap and I use an electric razor that I like a lot better than his way.
I have also lost most of the hair on my head, just like my father. But I do have hair on my chest just like my father. He and I had a lot in common when it came to where there was hair and where it was gone.
Thanks for sharing and for letting me share.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Jesse

 Comment Written 15-Jan-2022


reply by the author on 15-Jan-2022
    Thanks for the great comments and review Jesse. It seemed like men who lose their hair on top more than make up for it elsewhere. I've never understood that. I knew a fellow in Southeast Alaska who was bald as a cue ball, but had an incredibly hairy chest. He would run around in the middle of a snow storm with his shirt unbuttoned. I can't imagine how miserable he must have been in the summer. Another of life's mysteries.
    Have a blessed day.
    Tom