in tHe 60’s

in the 60's
in the 60's

in the early 60’s, i recall standing in the bathroom watching my dad shave. after he finished, he opened the mirrored medicine cabinet on the wall which was way too high for me to have ever seen inside, dropped something, and i heard it fall to the floor.

after examining the floor and seeing nothing, i asked what he had just done. he replied that he’d dropped his razor blade into the slot in the medicine cabinet. when he further explained that it had gone inside the wall, i was both amazed and had a moment of thinking, “ewh”. i see now my “ewh” moment wasn’t out of place.

back in the summer, we bought a home built in 1915, remodeled in the 1940’s and now we are nearing the end of remodeling it ourselves. when my husband tore out the main bathroom, all of these razor blades were in the wall. if there was one blade, there were a thousand.


Comments (8):

  1. Michael Rawluk

    Dec 9, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    That is kind of gruesuome. And makes an terrific image.

  2. Willem

    Dec 10, 2017 at 11:54 am

    A interesting image as a result so.

  3. shooter

    Dec 10, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    How bizarre a custom

  4. Elaine-

    Dec 11, 2017 at 3:00 am

    I was totally wondering what the explanation of this picture was going to be!! it looks like something from a horror movie!! ew! lol

  5. Otto von Münchow

    Dec 11, 2017 at 10:26 am

    It does look like ewh. I think it’s a strange thing to do. But maybe it was common back in the days of those razor blades…

  6. Anne

    Jan 24, 2018 at 8:32 am

    What a story! great image too.

  7. Claudio

    Mar 4, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Beautiful colors, but how many have shaved? And how many years? 🙂

  8. Michael Skorulski

    Mar 19, 2018 at 1:28 am

    Quite amazing. I do believe I remember the slot in the medicine cabinet to insert the blades.


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