More than just a haircut

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Rick Caulfield retired recently after 47 years of cutting hair in Vancouver.
Photo by Dan Toulgoet/The Vancouver Courier

More than just a haircut
Adapted from The Vancouver Courier
and Kamloops Daily News by Nancy Carson

Level 1

Do you remember your first haircut?
Was it scary?
Some children do not like it.
And they cry.
Other children sit quietly.
They are not afraid of the barber.

First haircut, 1957 Photo by Florida Memory/CC, Flickr

First haircut, 1957
Photo by Florida Memory/CC, Flickr

Barbershops
Most men go to a barbershop
for a haircut.
Some get a shave.
Years ago, in the Middle Ages,
barbers pulled teeth.
And they did bloodletting.
They fixed broken bones.
And they treated wounds.
Barbers were like doctors.

Getting a shave with a straight razor Photo by Luc Forsyth/CC, Flickr

Getting a shave with a straight razor
Photo by Luc Forsyth/CC, Flickr

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Watson Gloves

Watson Gloves opened in 1918

Watson Gloves opened in 1918.
Photo – Courtesy of Watson Gloves

Adapted from The Province by Nila Gopaul
Level 2

Do you like to garden?
Do you wear gloves
when you garden?
They are probably made
by a company called Watson Gloves.

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A pair of Watson Gloves

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The shop that cuts for charity

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Iveta and Anna in their barber shop, downtown Vancouver
Photo by Ian Lindsay/The Vancouver Sun

The shop that cuts for charity
Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nancy Carson
Level 2

Iveta, 47, and Anna, 37, live in Vancouver.
And they cut hair. They cut men’s hair.
“No women, no children. Just men,” Anna said.

A shop for men
The shop has two TVs. The TVs show sports.
The walls have photos of hockey players.


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