Meet the First Tuesday of the Month in Sharon,
Next Meeting is Tuesday, December 4th,
2018 at 6:00 PM
or meet early at C.B. Perkins at 5 PM Cobb's Corner, Canton.
Info & Events
~ WE MEET
AT 6PM THIS MONTH ~
First let me start off by wishing you all a great Holiday Season
and thanking those in thankless positions as some of the club’s
officers and volunteers. Your continued effort will only make the
I spoke to Jorge via text and his operation was a success and they
were able to remove all the trouble without any spreading. We should
all keep him and his family in our thoughts and prayers especially
during this time of year. He is also quick to respond via Facebook
Messenger so those of you who are friends with him there can send
him a message. I am quite positive he would love to hear from you.
Couple of quick business items. As I am sure you all know December
is our annual Holiday Gathering. It is extremely important that
you let Nelson know if you are coming so we know how much food to
purchase. I am sure he will be sending a separate note on this as
well as info on the Yankee Swap. Secondly don’t forget about
the Kaywoodie event coming up on the 8th. It’s possible we
may do a car pool again this year and meet up at a centrally located
area. It’s a long day but I had a blast last year and those
of you who have never gone it’s worth the ride.
Haven’t seen some faces in a while and I am hoping to see
Tucker, Joe Travis, Steven C., Anthony C., Mike Ponte, Cara, am
I forgetting anyone?
Like last year I will be bringing a box of stuff to the meeting
with an honor box as well. It’s with great joy I inform you
that the family Tricia and I adopted last year is doing great with
all the support from people like you. They have been self-sustaining,
and we are taking donations just to help with Christmas gifts for
a little girl who does not have much. So, like last year take something
from the big box and put something in the small box. No minimum,
no maximum. Christmas
has become synonymous with gift giving. I thought it would be nice
to share some pipes that have been gifted to me throughout the years
by some amazing and some not so amazing people who I have had the
pleasure or displeasure of crossing paths with. I will start off
with my black Vauen ¼ bent bull dog. This is the pipe I wrote
about last month gifted to me from a dear friend who has recently
ventured to the great smoking parlor in the sky. I have a very nice
Peterson Roundstone 150 bulldog that was a Father’s Day gift
in 2017 and a Peterson Kinsale XL15 that was my late brothers and
was given to me from one of his sons. Next is a Savinelli Fuoco
320 KS brought back from the Savinelli Shop in Italy from a friend
who was vacationing in the Motherland. Another very special person
in my life gave me the following three pipes, A Savinelli Linea
76 that was new old stock found while cleaning out his shop before
retirement. A dainty Vuillard Barrister with Cumberland bit that
is the only pipe I smoke Latikia (dogshit weed) in and, an outstanding
hand turned Dunhill bent pot from 1981. Those pipes were gifted
to me by Eric Chaika the owner of the former Red Carpet Smoke Shop
in Providence, RI. Lastly, I have a very nice full bent saddle bit
pipe from the famed Nat Sherman store in New York City. I reserve
and only smoke this pipe once a year filled with my best and most
rare tobacco. I smoke this pipe slow running my fingers over every
bend and curve. I savor the smoke in deep contemplation. I gently
and gracefully tap the ash from the heel when finished and with
great fervor clean the draft and polish the Sterling band only to
let it rest for a full year before reaching for it again. I received
this pipe way back in 1997 as a Christmas gift from my first ex-wife.
I smoke it on December 28th every year commemorating our divorce!
As you can see this year Tom dispensed with the petty accouterment
and went right to the nitty gritty, beautiful pipes and hard to
get and soon to be rare tobacco and a gift certificate generously
donated by Jana & Donna from the Humidor in Cranston. Note:
Pipes are much more beautiful in person.
by Ernie Whitenack
Mystery of the Killer Pipe - Chapter
The next morning, Harry Malison was waiting at the door when
Scott’s secretary arrived. He sat impatiently in the
reception area of Scotts office complex anxious to talk to
Scott. He came in five-minutes later, saw Harry, and motioned
him into his office,
“You are at it early this morning.” Scott said.
“Didn’t see a bed last night. Been on the phone
all night with the New York office and Washington setting
up the raid and getting warrants arranged. It’s a go
for eleven o’clock Thursday. That will give us time
to talk to the truck driver who will be picked up tomorrow.
I’ll call when we have him at the office. Concetta will
be interrogated by New York today and Telex me a transcription.”
Just then Scotts secretary came in carrying a tray with two
mugs of coffee, cream and sugar.
With a sigh Harry said, “You are a lifesaver. I don’t
think I could make another five minutes without a pick-me-up.”
Harry gulped down the coffee and started to lay out the raid
plan. Scott sipped his coffee, and his pipe, while listening
It has become a tradition
to put this audio clip up for the December edition
of the SHPC Gazette. I hope you all enjoy listening
to it again.
Jean Shepherd was a famous radio show host on WOR
radio in New York. You may also recognize his voice
as Ralphie's conscience in "The Christmas Story".
If you're a Sherlock Holmes fan you'll know that
The Blue Carbuncle is the only Sherlock Holmes Adventure
that centers around the Christmas season. Listen
here for free.
Icle Ivanhoe Ives - (June 14, 1909 – April 14, 1995)
was an American singer and actor of stage, screen, radio
He began as an itinerant singer and banjoist, and launched
his own radio show, The Wayfaring Stranger, which popularized
traditional folk songs. In 1942 he appeared in Irving Berlin's
This Is the Army, and then became a major star of CBS radio.
In the 1960s he successfully crossed over into country music,
recording hits such as "A Little Bitty Tear" and
"Funny Way of Laughing". A popular film actor
through the late 1940s and '50s, Ives's best-known roles
in that medium included parts in So Dear to My Heart (1949)
and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), as well as Rufus Hannassey
in The Big Country (1958), for which he won an Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actor.
Ives is often remembered for his voice-over work as Sam
the Snowman, narrator of the classic 1964 Christmas television
special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, which continues
to air annually around Christmas.
Ives was a pipe smoker. He also smoked cigars and was pictures
smoking both on numerous album covers.
In 1940, Ives named his own radio show The Wayfaring Stranger
after one of his ballads. Over the next decade, he popularized
several traditional folk songs, such as "Foggy Dew"
(an English folk song), "The Blue Tail Fly" (an
old minstrel tune now better known as "Jimmy Crack
Corn"), and "Big Rock Candy Mountain" (an
old hobo song).
On December 6, 1945, Ives married 29-year-old script writer
Helen Peck Ehrlich.
Ives' "A Holly Jolly Christmas" and "Silver
and Gold" became Christmas standards after they were
first featured in the 1964 NBC-TV presentation of the Rankin/Bass
stop-motion animated family special Rudolph the Red-Nosed
In the summer of 1994, he was diagnosed cancer. After several
unsuccessful operations, he decided against further surgery.
He fell into a coma and died from the disease on April 14,
1995, at the age of 85, at his home in Anacortes, Washington. Ives' autobiography,
The Wayfaring Stranger, was published in 1948. He also wrote
or compiled several other books, including Burl Ives' Songbook
(1953), Tales of America (1954), Sea Songs of Sailing, Whaling,
and Fishing (1956), and The Wayfaring Stranger's Notebook
Ives had a long-standing relationship with the Boy Scouts
of America. He was a Lone Scout before that group merged
with the Boy Scouts of America in 1924. The organization
"inducted" Ives in 1966. He received the Boy Scouts'
Silver Buffalo Award, its highest honor
the Month Silver and Gold sung by Burl
Ives as Sam the Snowman
Don't tell Santa but Naughty the Elf (aka Tom) has been
working hard all year raiding Santa's stash for a sack full
of premium and hard to find blends. Hey, why do you think
Santa calls him Naughty? (I think we all know it's not
for that ;-). But December is for giving and there
are almost 40 tins this year in Santa's sack to give away
as a way to say thanks for supporting the raffle all year.
So please take a moment to review the list so you can pick
out a favorite and a few back ups just in case someone grabs
yours. This will make the distribution process a lot easier.
For a complete list of descriptions, click
Balkan Sobranie (blended
Benjamin Hartwell Evening Stroll
Cornell & Deihl Adagio
Cornell & Diehl Black Frigate
Cornell & Deihl Bridge Mixture
Cornell & Deihl Burley Flake #3
Daughters & Ryan English Hoopla
Daughter & Ryan's London Dock
Dunhill My Mixure 965
Dunhill Dark Flake
Dunhill Early Morning Pipe
Erik Stokkebye 4th Generation 1931
Erik Nording Hunter Blend – Labrador
Escudo Navy De Luxe
Esoterica Dunbar (blended by Germain)
Fribourg & Treyer: Waterloo No. 2 Mixture
Germain Royal Jersey Original Latakia Blend
G.L. Pease Gaslight
G.L Pease Quiet Nights
Hearth & Home Black House
Lane Limited Leo
Mac Baren HH Burley Flake
Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian
McClelland Arcadia (221b Series)
McClelland Balkan Blue
McClelland CORPS Cyprian Star
McClelland Dominican Glory
Peterson University Flake
Robert Lewis Wingfield Mixture
Samuel Gawith English Summer Flake
Seattle Pipe Club Plum Pudding
Seattle Pipe Club Yakima Valley
Smokers’ Haven Select Mixture (blended by Germain)
Sutliff Archduke Ferdinand
Sutliff Barbados Plantation:
Tsuge Ryujin: The Dragon God
W.O. Larsen: Kentucky Gold
W.O. Larsen: Old Belt Ready Rubbed Descriptions
& 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
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.