December 4, 2013 | Volume 100 / Number 49

A Brush With The Past

Like most of us, I am thinking of gifts for Christmas. I think that men are the hardest to buy for, which brought to mind hair brushes, of all things.

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Do you remember when an appropriate gift for the men in your life was a nice hair brush set that came in a genuine leather zipper case?

It seems that there were two brushes in the case. Was this one for each hand, or maybe one of them was a clothes brush to be used on those three-piece suits that were worn then.

Of course very few men had long hair at that time, so I am not getting a mental picture of the use at all. These brushes we...

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