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We Meet the First Tuesday of the Month in Sharon, MA.
Next Meeting is Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 6:00 PM
or meet early at C.B. Perkins at 5 PM Cobb's Corner, Canton.
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President's Message

Friends, Pipers, Countrymen, lend me your eyes,.
The time has come when we all shall be called together for our (annual?) pipe and tobacco swap! Last year was a great success but, let’s make this year even better. I am sure there are some members that have not been in a while and this might be a great chance to visit. Also if there are any members that have quit smoking, this might be a good chance to unload your collection to someone who will cherish it as much as you. If all goes as planned we should also have a special guest joining us, Dave Mooney from Phillips & King. www.phillipsandking.com Dave has been actively involved in the tobacco industry for many years and happens to be the husband of our good friend Jana from the Humidor Smoke Shop.
In other club news its only 6 months until our Holiday Bash! I was able to take a peek into Santa’s Bag and must admit Tom has been doing a lot of procurement to make sure we have quite an assortment for the Holiday raffle.
Tom has also been spending some of his free time compiling information and drafting an updated set of by-laws. Dennis has started to obtain all the necessary information for the new website and we should have a preview by next meeting. I, myself have spent countless hours smoking my pipe and contemplating the future of the SHPC. Exciting times! This leads me to touch once again on something that is quite bothersome to me…. I have been a part of many different types of clubs and associations for most of my adult life. It’s true in those clubs as well as ours that there is always a core few people that do all the work. To me, our club is a bit different as we don’t have the number of members that most of those other clubs have so it’s easy for them to fill positions or get someone to volunteer for a task. What I feel most of us don’t realize is that you can only go to the well and draw water a limited amount of times before it will run dry. This is “YOUR” club as much as it is anyone else’s. We are all equal; we all enjoy each other’s company and look forward to our meetings every month. We are all proud of the rich legacy the club has and the obstacles it has endured to still be active today. What we fail to see is that without gentleman like Nelson, Tom, there really is no club, no identity, and no heritage. They need your help. Maybe an hour a month, if that. It’s been 6 months since our annual and we still don’t have a permanent treasure, all of the clerical duties have fallen back onto Nelsons lap and to my knowledge no one has offered a hand in taking notes for the monthly minutes or any other help he may need. I am not asking for anyone to turn water into wine. I’d just like to see a little more involvement from someone or two that might have a little spare time to aid in making the club stronger.
I’ll finish by thanking all those who have served our country in any fashion, either at home or abroad. Hope everyone had a safe and peaceful Memorial Day.

Kevin

I'd like to add here that Ernie has taken on the lion's share of gathering content for the newsletter which has been a great help to me each month. Thank, Ernie. - Nelson

The 2016 Club Pipes have arrived.
Thanks Tim for putting up with all the aggravation you went through during your two attempts to procure the 2016 club pipe. It's an oldie but a goodie by Stanwell and one I've wanted to have in my collection for a while. Already looking forward to 2017's.


Invisible Enemy - A short story by Ernie Whitenack

From 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.

Chapters: Ch 1 | Ch 2 | Ch 3 | Ch 4 | Ch 5 | Ch 6 | Ch 7 | Ch 8 | Ch 9
Ch 10 | Ch 11 | Ch 12 | Ch 13 | Ch 14 | Ch 15 | Ch 16 | Ch 17

Chapter 17

.... ”Not a chance, Clancy said. What Lieutenant Otto and I did in the war, and what he is still doing, we do for love of our country and its protection. However, I have a great job waiting for me along with a wonderful wife and home. I just want to get back to it all, thanks anyway. I am sincerely glad I could be effective after so long away from the Platoon, or anything military for that matter. Frankly, I hope they never need me again.”

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Hey! Look who I ran into.

I meant to put this in last months Gazette but it slipped my mind. We don't get to see Rick much these days since he stopped attending meetings. But you can probably be sure that if you do run into him while you're out an about there will be whisky involved. I guess you could say that Rick's new pipe these days is a scotch glass and his new tobacco is a fine single malt. I ran into Rick and Sarah at the April Whiskey tasting at Luke's Liquors in Rockland, MA. where you can sample over 100 different whiskey's of all flavors and varieties for five bucks. Just be sure to bring a designated driver. Both Rick and Sarah looked great and seemed happier than usual for some reason. Great bumping into you both, I'll be looking out for you at the next one in the fall.


Saw on "A Life Aboard's" Facebook Page

Pipe Personalities

Glenn Ford (exerpted from Wikipedia) - go there

Gwyllyn Samuel Newton "Glenn" Ford (May 1, 1916 – August 30, 2006) was a Canadian actor who held dual Canadian and American citizenship. His career lasted more than 50 years. Although he played many different roles, Ford was best known for playing ordinary men in unusual circumstances. He was most prominent during Hollywood's Golden Age.
After Ford graduated from Santa Monica High School, he began working in small theatre groups. While in high school, he took odd jobs, including working for Will Rogers, who taught him horsemanship.
Ford acted in West Coast stage companies before joining Columbia Pictures in 1939. His stage name came from his father's hometown of Glenford, Alberta.[6] His first major movie part was in the 1939 film, Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence.
After a highly publicized premiere in Los Angeles and a gala fundraiser in Miami, the White House hosted a private screening of So Ends Our Night for President Franklin Roosevelt, who admired the film greatly. The starstruck youngster was invited to Roosevelt's annual Birthday Ball. He returned to Los Angeles and promptly registered as a Democrat, a fervent FDR supporter. "I was so impressed when I met Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt," recalled Glenn Ford to his son decades later, "I was thrilled when I got back to Los Angeles and found a beautiful photograph personally autographed to me. It always held a place of high honor in my home.
After 35 interviews and glowing reviews for him personally, Glenn Ford had young female fans begging for his autograph, too.
While making another war drama, Destroyer, with Edward G. Robinson, an ardent anti-Fascist, Glenn impulsively volunteered for the United States Marine Corps Reserve on December 13, 1942. The startled studio had to beg the Marines to give their second male lead four more weeks to complete shooting.[9] In the meantime, Ford proposed to Eleanor Powell, who subsequently announced her retirement from the screen to be near her fiancé as he started boot camp.
Unusual for a World War II veteran, most of whom were only too happy to be finished with the war, Ford joined up for yet a third time in 1958. He entered the U.S. Naval Reserve, was commissioned as a lieutenant commander and made a public affairs officer.

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More on Glenn Ford:
Photo of Ford with all his pipes.
Glenn Ford list of Movies and TV Shows


Video of the Month
Glenn Ford - THIS IS YOUR LIFE


Pipes & Tobacco Around the Web

Country Squire Radio - TIME CHANGE!!
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)

PipesMagazine Radio Show - Recent Episodes
Below are links to the Pipes Magazine Radio episodes that aired since the last Gazette.
(Live Tuesday evenings 8 PM )


Other Important Links for Smokers:

Tobacco Raffle
As you may know, one of the world's finest tobaccos, Syrian Latakia, is no longer being produced and supplies may be gone by the end of next year. Of course, Cyprian Latakia is still available, but there is a difference between the two. According to Talking Tobacco, Cyprian is bolder and more aromatic, whereas Syrian is smokier and more delicate. For our June raffle, we have two blends that feature Syrian Latakia. One is fairly well known, the other is less common, but excellent nonetheless. If you don't win in June, don't despair; we will have more blends with this rare tobacco at our holiday party.

Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian
HH Vintage Syrian contains an unusually high amount of rare Syrian Latakia, comprising almost half the blend. The winey, smoky flavor or that fine leaf is supported by the zestiness of small-leaf Turkish tobaccos, the sweetness of a variety of Virginias and the spice and robust body of American-grown dark-fired Kentucky. .

McClelland Wilderness
Part of McClelland's Collector Series, this remarkable blend, formulated by Fred Hanna, provides a multi-layered, rich, taste experience. The highest quality Syrian Latakia combines with a small amount of Cyprian to form the base for an exquisite array of rare and precious orientals - sweet Drama, exotic Yenidje, and more. Red Virginias complement the blend, adding sweetness, richness, strength, and creaminess. Smoke this mixture and listen for the echoes of savored memories.


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