Meet the First Tuesday of the Month in Sharon,
Next Meeting is Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 6:00 PM
or meet early at C.B. Perkins at 5 PM Cobb's Corner, Canton.
Info & Events
What a great turn out we had for the July meeting. I didn’t
think we would see so many as we did not meet on our regular night
and it was quite uncomfortable out. Figured everyone would be hiding
out in the comforts of home with the air conditioning thermostat
set to “meat locker”. Most of the regulars were there
and we had two new members who have paid their dues and should show
up on a consistent basis. I think if the other six that normally
attend we would have been out of room. The club is definitely growing,
and attendance is steady. What more could we ask for?
Hopefully our pipes should be in for this meeting as well as our
new SHPC lapel pins. As always, much thanks go to the guys behind
the scenes that make stuff happen. We have already put in motion
the think tank for our 2019 POTY. For those who do not know this
will be a special pipe. It’s the clubs 30th anniversary and
it has been discussed that we do something distinct for this one.
Please try and attend and express your ideas and opinions. As always
never forget this is your club and any contributions are important.
By the time this reaches you we should also have our club pins.
Thanks again to Nelson who took countless hours away from sailing
to make this happen. We all know how grumpy he gets when he doesn’t
have enough time on the ocean to clear his mind. Also, we have established
a new bank account along with all the proper credentials to start
to move forward financially. I am excited to see the coffers grow
and a monthly financial report. With the addition of a PayPal account
I am hoping to beta test the club pin sales on the Facebook group.
I think this will act as a good gauge to see if we can generate
any income selling “Club Swag”. If the pins, go well
maybe we can order some shirts or hats.
Promoting our club and hobby is essential to longevity. I assume
the first 30 years have been somewhat easy as it was formed during
a time when tobacco was still to some extent tolerable in the eyes
of the public and there seemed to be a lot more smokers in general.
That being established, we had some talk about the possibility of
creating our own yearly pipe themed event much like other pipe clubs
do. We have a tentative date of October 2019 for the “Southern
New England Pipe Show”. I should have some information on
the venue by the time we meet. We have set up a loose committee
and hopefully will have 3 or 4 dedicated members by September to
spear head this endeavor. In the mean time we all have potential
people we know that might be interested in setting up a table at
the event. If you get a chance write them down and bring to the
next meeting. Let’s make this a great event!
As usual now that you have gotten this far it’s now the time
to learn about what its going to take to get one of those extra
tickets for the special raffle. August 4th is National Chocolate
Chip Cookie Day. Since I have been on a diet, anyone who brings
Tom Nyzio a chocolate chip cookie will get an extra raffle ticket.
I look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday.
The 2018 SHPC Club Pipe Update
As of now we are not sure if the 2018 Club Pipe will be available
at the August. We are still waiting for an update. We feel pretty
certain that if they are not ready by August it will be September
THEY'RE HERE!!! - SHPC lapel pins.
The SHPC Lapel Pins are here and they look great. All paid members
will receive a pin at the next meeting they attend. Pins will
be made avaialble for purchase very soon so keep watching this
newsletter and our Facebook
Take a closer look.
................................ by Ernie Whitenack
Mystery of the Killer Pipe - Chapter
Previously... “Impress on them that it must be tomorrow. First, put
me through to the Albany office.” It only took two rings and Malison was immediately connected
to the Agent in Charge. “I want a very tight surveillance on Smyth.
If absolutely necessary, have the police detain him on some charge
or the other, but not for too long. Make sure he doesn’t stray
out of town. I want to know immediately if Smyth meets with anyone
and when he plans to deliver the pipe to Harlan Abby. The office
will know where to reach me at any time. I have a feeling this
case is coming to a head soon.”
Read Chapter 10
By Mike PonteSurburg's 71st Street - Wilke Pipe
A couple of weeks ago I met with our dear leader, President Catanzaro,
at my home in Rhode Island. After discussing some business, he reaches
into his pocket, saying “I’ve got something for you”.
Normally this would elicit some alarm, but upon the sight of a bag
of tobacco, I knew I was safe. He produced a sample of “71st
Street”, a tobacco by Wilke. He informed me that he picked
it up at the Old Firehouse Smoke Shop, home of our appendant SHPC
branch. He proceeded to open the package, and once he had done so,
this fat man was assailed with the orgasmic aroma of Chocolate,
strong Chocolate. Once my salivation had abated, I took a deeper
sniff of this concoction. Cocoa was the star, but there were hints
of something else - whiskey perhaps.
We sat there several moments trying to identify the exact scents
of this blend. It was familiar, reminding me of something specific
that I had consumed in the past, but it’s source escaped me.
I later sat down and filled a bowl, taking a trip to 71st Street.
The tobacco has a fine taste, with the chocolate and some sort of
nougat, or perhaps caramel flavor coming through. I had no tongue
bite whatsoever as I worked my way down. Being a fast smoker, tongue
bite is my ever-present companion, but this day I was spared. I
finished my smoke, perfectly contented, as my wife commented on
how pleasant my office smelled – a true sign of victory.
A few days later, I was puttering around the house and decided to
make a quick breakfast. Unhealthy though they are, I reached for
a silver pack of “Pop Tarts”. I proceeded to pop them
in my toaster and as they cooked, something struck me. The smell
issuing from the toaster was an exact match for 71st street! Yes,
as if the Gods of Olympus reached down to bestow a great boon upon
us, Wilke Pipe Tobacco has somehow condensed the pure essence of
Oreo Pop Tarts into smokable form. Amen.
A. A. Milne(excerpted from Wikipdedia) Alan
Alexander Milne (18 January 1882 – 31 January 1956)
was an English author, best known for his books about the
teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various poems. Milne
was a noted writer, primarily as a playwright, before the
huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previous work.
Milne served in both World Wars, joining the British Army
in World War I, and was a captain of the British Home Guard
in World War II.
During World War II, Milne was one of the most prominent
critics of fellow English writer P. G. Wodehouse, who was
captured at his country home in France by the Nazis and
imprisoned for a year. Wodehouse made radio broadcasts about
his internment, which were broadcast from Berlin. Although
the light-hearted broadcasts made fun of the Germans, Milne
accused Wodehouse of committing an act of near treason by
cooperating with his country's enemy. Wodehouse got some
revenge on his former friend (e.g., in The Mating Season)
by creating fatuous parodies of the Christopher Robin poems
in some of his later stories, and claiming that Milne "was
probably jealous of all other writers.... But I loved his
The rights to A. A. Milne's Pooh books were left to four
beneficiaries: his family, the Royal Literary Fund, Westminster
School and the Garrick Club. After Milne's death in 1956,
one week and six days after his 74th birthday, his widow
sold her rights to the Pooh characters to Stephen Slesinger,
whose widow sold the rights after Slesinger's death to the
Walt Disney Company, which has made many Pooh cartoon movies,
a Disney Channel television show, as well as Pooh-related
merchandise. In 2001, the other beneficiaries sold their
interest in the estate to the Disney Corporation for $350m.
Previously Disney had been paying twice-yearly royalties
to these beneficiaries. The estate of E. H. Shepard also
received a sum in the deal. The UK copyright on the text
of the original Winnie the Pooh books expires on 1 January
2027; at the beginning of the year after the 70th anniversary
of the author's death (PMA-70), and has already expired
in those countries with a PMA-50 rule. This applies to all
of Milne's works except those first published posthumously.
The illustrations in the Pooh books will remain under copyright
until the same amount of time has passed, after the illustrator's
death. In the United States, copyright will not expire until
95 years after publication for each of Milne's books first
published before 1978, but this includes the illustrations.
In 2008, a collection of original illustrations featuring
Winnie-the-Pooh and his animal friends sold for more than
£1.2 million at auction in Sotheby's, London. Forbes
magazine ranked Winnie the Pooh the most valuable fictional
character in 2002; Winnie the Pooh merchandising products
alone had annual sales of more than $5.9 billion. In 2005,
Winnie the Pooh generated $6 billion, a figure surpassed
by only Mickey Mouse
more on Wikipedia]
TOBACCO RAFFLE! I love going to local tobacco shops.
You never know what you'll find, whether it's great tins
that have inexplicably languished on the shelf for years,
or popular blends that are often sold out online. This month,
we an example of each (and as usual, we'll have aromatics
available as alternate selections):
Squadron Leader - Sam Gawith
Leader from Samuel Gawith is a classic English blend named
in honor of the men who flew in the two World Wars. Bright
and Dark Virginias are blended with Latakias and Turkish
to offer a medium strength smoke with a subtle nutty flavor.
Bill Bailey's Best Blend - Dan
Bill Bailey's Best Blend from Dan Tobacco is a cool burning,
medium bodied smoke composed of various Virginia grades,
Oriental leaf, both Cyprian and Syrian Latakia, unflavored
black cavendish, and perique tobaccos, all expertly blended
to provide the ultimate in smoking pleasure. While still
available (at least in Europe), our raffle tin is an estimated
seventeen years old.
& Tobacco Around the Web
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)
Hear of Sherlock Everywhere (IHOSE)
delightful way to spend an evening with Holmes as your affable
co hosts Scott Monty and Burt Wolder share their unique
perspectives and sense of humor. Find out more than you
ever thought possible about the greatest pipe smoker that
Holmes: Trifles From
the producers of the I
Hear of Sherlock Everywhere podcast, Trifles is a 15-minute,
weekly audio program where Scott & Burt discuss something
related to the Canon.
Have you ever stopped to wonder about why Dr. Watson was called
James by his wife? Or of Sherlock Holmes's dining habits?
Or what happened when he let a criminal escape? Answers to
these questions and more await in Trifles, a weekly podcast
about details in the Sherlock Holmes stories. iTunes
Peterson Joins The Laudisi Family In case you haven't already heard...... Smokingpipes.com
is pleased to share that its parent company, Laudisi Enterprises,
will acquire Kapp & Peterson, Ltd., specifically the Peterson
pipe factory in Sallynoggin and the Peterson of Dublin shop on
Nassau Street. Sykes Wilford, President and CEO of Laudisi Enterprises,
reflects upon the acquisition and what it means for the two brands.
Read the full article by Sykes Wilford at SmokingPipes.Com
Decent Pipes at a Great Price
Ernie came across this guy in the Old Codgers Facebook page and
though his stuff was worth a look. I'm assuming his name is Don
Glenn but if not, that is the name he uses on his Ebay Store 770donglenn.