May you blossom into a gentleman with a keen intellect and a kind heart;
and know profound love;
and accept people for what they are without passing judgement on them;
and read good books and listen to good music;
and write good sentences;
and love good food and good wine — and an occasional cognac and cigar.
Someday, a long time from now, my straight razors will be yours. Treat them as friend, and with respect. Take time to master the art of straight razor shaving.
And before I forget, may yours be a light beard and grow in one direction.
Your loving grandfather,