An SMF Anniversary

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An SMF Anniversary

Post by CMur12 »

I see that I have been here for 6 years now, which amazes me. It was my first experience with an Internet forum, and I was moved to join to get in on the SMF III brush made by Rooney. Though some notable products have disappeared, we now have an incredible variety of traditional shaving products, probably unlike any time in the past.

I have joined other forums along the way, and I enjoy them also, but SMF remains my shaving mainstay, the place I am most comfortable. I have stepped back a bit in recent years, but I am still glad to be a part of this community.

- Murray
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Post by Tye »

Happy anniversary, Murray.

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Thanks, Tye. It's always good to see you here.

- Murray
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Post by marsos52 »

Happy anniversary and hopefully many more to come

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Post by brothers »

Murray and Marc, I enjoy reading your posts here.
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Post by fallingwickets »

Happy Anniversary!!

always nice to see you guys out and about :lol:

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Post by rustyblade »

Congrats Murray, from a fellow SMF old-timer.

How things have changed... Back then MWF was 'just discovered' and had to be ordered from Wool retailers in England. There were only a handful of vendors and none of them carried all of the popular shave products we now take for granted. If you were Canadian, getting shave products required effort. Coded messages were written on the backs of napkins, then ditto-machined onto teletype and Morse-coded from a Western Union to a mysterious man named "Charles", bank drafts from secret US bank accounts and shipping through Kuala Lumpur via Amsterdam to get anything up here. Shave bowls from Scotland. Only 5 or so readily available DE blades. Vintage Gillette's were just starting to be discovered on a large scale. Unless you were German nobody knew what a Muhle was either.

Brings a tear to the eye.
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Post by jww »

Happy Anniversary, Murray -- I'll not include my usual link to the Flinstones' Happy Anniversary song ..... wait, I couldn't resist ..... :wink:

While this may not have been my first forray into internet forums, it's the one I have stayed the longest with, including the DP Review photography forum, and Canadiandriver.com.

I like the community, and very much enjoy the discussions.
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Post by divotmax »

Yeah, it is kind of like coming home to check in on the forum; nice to see so many familiar faces along with new ones all the time. Must be doing something right.
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Post by rsp1202 »

I always look forward to your posts, Murray, and your advice. Invaluable.
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Post by Racso_MS »

CONGRATS
Best Regards From the Deep South...
Remember; It's Not A Race, It's Your Face...
And As Always, Enjoy Your Shave...
(Racso) Oscar...
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Re: An SMF Anniversary

Post by L. Martino »

CMur12 wrote:I see that I have been here for 6 years now, which amazes me.

I have joined other forums along the way, and I enjoy them also, but SMF remains my shaving mainstay, the place I am most comfortable. I have stepped back a bit in recent years, but I am still glad to be a part of this community.

- Murray
Hey buddy,

Hah, I think the last time we typed at each other was during the great IK drought. We also happened to join this place about the same time. Holy crap! You are quite the verbose one.......heh.

A pleasure to have you as a forum member,

Martin
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Post by GA Russell »

Congrats Murray! I always find your comments educational and productive!
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Post by Nitrox »

Congrats dude. :D
Hope we're all around for a long time yet.
Richard, I remember those coded messages I used to send Charles so he could ship me stuff up here. :lol:
I even talked to him on the phone a few times.
I might have to check out what deals he has lately.
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Post by LookingGlass »

Congratulations......

We appreciate your insight and friendship.

Take care,
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Post by CMur12 »

Thanks for all the kind words, friends who have made this community what it is.

I certainly remember Charles, though apparently it was much easier to order from him here in the US than it was in Canada. He finally updated his website and he's still in business, but he has a lot of competition today.

Thanks again -

- Murray
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Post by desertbadger »

Congratulations, Murray!...... =D> ..... 8)

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Post by ShadowsDad »

That's pretty neat Murray! You're one of the folks who makes this such a nice place for us noobs to the site.
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Post by bernards66 »

Murray, I'm glad that you're still here too ( chuckle )...and that you traded me that Simpson Duke #2, which is one of only three brushes that I took with me when I hurriedly left my old house.....so, obviously I like the thing.
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Post by CMur12 »

Gordon, I've seen that brush frequently in your SOTDs. Glad it has served you so well.

Brian, thanks for the kind words, but I would say that you are well past noob status! :)

Another thanks to my friends here at SMF.

- Murray
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