We Meet the First Tuesday
of the Month in Sharon,
Next Meeting is Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 6:00 PM
or meet early at C.B. Perkins at 5 PM Cobb's Corner, Canton.
Info & Events
I hope this addition of the SHPC Gazette finds you well. A couple
of weeks ago I had a chance to stop in and see John at The Olde
Firehouse Smoke Shop. I explained to him that we have had some preliminary
approvals from the membership in favor of the formation of charter
clubs. He was very excited and looks forward to joining us at one
of our next meetings to introduce himself and share his thoughts.
I am very pleased to say I am an extremely proud member of the
SHPC! It was such a pleasure to engage in a lively debate last month.
The brothers gathered around a common table, filled their pipes
and conducted themselves in a manner that would make anyone envy
this little time we spend together each month. I must say it was
the best meeting I ever attended. For me it was the perfect example
of what a good club meeting should be. We have to think (and talk)
about the future to preserve what we have for future generations.
We must learn to change and adapt if we want to keep this club strong.
I read something a long time ago and use the statement often. I
don’t know who wrote it or who to give credit but it goes
like this, “The worst phrase in the English language is; This
is the way we have always done it” That being stated, I ask
for an open mind as we endeavor to move the club into the 21st century
I am looking forward to seeing some rough outlines of the proposed
changes and additions to the by-laws. I forget exactly who was going
to put some ideas together. Whoever it was please make multiple
copies (the club will reimburse you) so each member can get a copy
to mark up before we go into the process of finalizing them. Also,
since Nelson already has so much to juggle I am asking if someone
could please take notes each month and compile them in a somewhat
readable manner for review. This will be very helpful and aid as
a reference….Do I see a show of hands from volunteers?
I’d like to commend Tom once again for a job well done with
last month’s raffle and tobacco samples. He is doing and excellent
job mixing it up and keeping it lively.
At the time of writing this message I believe we will have a guest
speaker at next week’s meeting. His name is Jarrid Trudeau
and he is a vice president with Kristoff cigars. He is also a pipe
smoker and loves Esoterica Stonehaven. Jarrid is “in the trenches”
everyday visiting tobacco establishments around the country so he
has his finger on the pulse of the industry as a whole.
I could keep writing but, I have my own bowl of Stonehaven waiting
for me and we wouldn’t have anything to talk about on Tuesday.
Like last month it's time to visit you rack and pull out your favorite
French made pipe in honor of the elections in France this week.
Smoke it at the meeting and get a ticket with a chance to win a
French made pipe from my estate collection. Reamed, cleaned,buffed
and ready to smoke.
Hey Guess What??? The 2016 Club Pipes are finally here. If you purchased
one you can pick it up next week or Tim will hold it for you. Thanks
Tim for all of your efforts in getting our club pipe commissioned
each year. I know it's not always easy but we all appreciate the
time and effort you put into it.
Enemy - A short story by Ernie
the Intro.... Hitler’s hidden diamonds and gold were allocated
to fund a secret organization. It was a terrorist group known as
Werwolf (Werewolf) who would disrupt and confuse the Allied occupation,
and planned to overthrow the Allies, and then carry the fight to
the East and Soviet Russia.
.... After lunch, the three men and Major Foster boarded Foster’s
car and traveled several miles through thick forest and turned at
a large sign reading Range 5--Restricted Area in large red block
letters; with two MPs on guard duty. Another mile or so on the narrow
dirt road brought them to the rifle range and a plywood replica
of the Silver Skates building; rustic sign and all.
Searching for Pipe Dreams - by
Review by Horace Harker
of my favorite pipe stories is about the time my wife and I drove
to my first and only Richmond Pipe Show in 2004. I picked up an
autographed copy of the book In Search of Pipe Dreams
by Rick Newcombe at the show and my wife read it to me while we
drove to her sisters house which was another three and a half
hours away. It made the time fly by, gave my wife a better understanding
about pipes and pipe making and helped me realize I would probably
never own a Bo Nordh pipe.
Fast forward 13 years and now Rick Newcomb himself is reading
his new book, Still Searching for Pipe Dreams to me on
my commute to work. Ain't technology great.
I really enjoyed Rick's first book and learning a lot about high
grade danish pipes, I think I may have heard the names Bo Nordh,
Jess Chonowitsch, Lars Ivarsson and Jim Benjamin enough to last
a lifetime... or for at least 13 years. Yes, there are quite a
few more mentions of these fine individuals in the new book but
it makes perfect sense if you understand Rick's passion for pipes
and the close bond and lasting memories he shared with these great
pipe makers and their families.
But Still Searching for Pipe Dreams is not a repeat
of the first book, it is a collection of thoughts about pipes,
tobacco, the industry and the community from a man who takes his
pipes smoking, collecting and his relationships in the pipe community
very seriously. Rick talks about his experiences while traveling
in Europe, the Chicago Pipe Show, thoughts about pipe collecting
and pipe tobacco and a number of other pipe related subjects.
I even learned from listening to this book that one of our own
SHPC club members was the winner of the 2008 Chicago Pipe Show
Slow Smoke Contest. Any idea who it might be?
So if you like talking about pipes and tobacco (and who doesn't)
you will definitely enjoy this book whether you're reading it
the old fashioned way or listening to it in your car or through
your ear buds. If you go with the audio version of the book, you
will also get some bonus material before each chapter in the form
of a short interview of the author by his son about the upcoming
chapter. There are also two additional chapters in the audio book
that are now also available in the 2013 print edition.
(April 22, 1923 - June 23, 2006) was an American film and
Spelling made his first appearance as an actor in a film as
Harry Williams in Vicki, directed by Harry Horner, in 1953.
That same year, he appeared in the TV series I Led Three Lives
and in two episodes of Dragnet. Spelling appeared in an episode
of I Love Lucy in 1955 ("Tennessee Bound"), and
continued to appear in films and TV (often uncredited) over
25 times by 1957, appearing briefly as an actor in 1963, 1995,
and 1998 (all uncredited.)
Spelling sold his first script to Jane Wyman
Presents in 1954. He guest starred that same year as a dogcatcher
in the premiere episode of the CBS situation comedy, Willy,
starring June Havoc as a young lawyer in New Hampshire, who
later relocates to New York City to represent a vaudeville
troupe. Two years later, Spelling began to achieve considerable
experience as a producer and additional credits as a script
writer working on the CBS television series Zane Grey Theater,
which aired between 1956 and 1961. Of the 149 episodes in
that series, he wrote no fewer than twenty of the teleplays
and produced a significant number of others.
Beginning in 1968, Spelling began producing
successful television shows including The Mod Squad, The Rookies,
Charlie's Angels, The Love Boat, Dynasty, Beverly Hills, 90210
(which starred his daughter Tori), 7th Heaven, Charmed, Jane's
House and Sunset Beach. Spelling founded Spelling Entertainment
in 1972. He produced the unsuccessful situation comedy
The San Pedro Beach Bums in 1977.
In 2004, Spelling was portrayed in two television
movies: Dan Castellaneta portrayed Spelling in Behind the
Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Charlie's Angels, and
Nicholas Hammond portrayed Spelling in television movie Dynasty:
The Making of a Guilty Pleasure. [Read
the Month Aaron Spelling The King of Primetime
Pipes & Tobacco
Around the Web
Squire Radio - TIME
Below are links to the Country Squire Radio episodes that
aired since the last Gazette. See them live on Monday Evenings
at around 8:30 PM Central Time on YouTube.
(9:30 Eastern Time)
New Member We
would like to welcome new member Matt. Matt is another Rhode Islander
intruduced to the club by Tom. Matt says that he's works for the
Diocese of Providence and is studying theology but that seems
a little fishy since Tom would never be found associating with
someone of that caliber. We welcome you Matt, whoever you really
Tobacco Raffle If you forget your tobacco when you come
to the May meeting, don't fret. We have something special in store.
In addition to the tobaccos we have to raffle, we have over a
dozen recently opened Peterson sample tins. You name it - English,
aromatic, Virginia, even a solid plug - there's something for
everybody to try. Speaking of Peterson, if you missed the recent
Peterson show at The Humidor in Cranston, Rhode Island, be sure
to make it to their next event. Their events are great, and they
are supporters of our club.
Peterson's Perfect Plug
Perfect Plug tobacco comprises selected Virginia leaf from Africa
and Brazil blended with Burley leaf from Malawi. The tobaccos
are lightly cased before drying and pressing and are then heated
and stored for two weeks before cutting. The result is a full
bodied yet fruity blend in a dense, solid plug; Peterson's Perfect
Plug is sure to appeal to the experienced pipe smoker.
Peterson's Nutty Cut
Cut is a mixture of golden, red & dark Virginia tobaccos in
different cuts, rounded off with Burley, Black Cavendish and irresistible,
fragrant flavours of rum, coconut & Macadamia nuts.