************* IMPORTANT NOTICE
This month's meeting has been relocated to the Sportsman's Club.
Details have been sent to members in the monthly reminder email.
If you have questions feel free to contact
us or meet up with us at CB Perkins before the meeting.
Details of the June Meeting
usually happens once a year, there's either not enough content,
time or desire to put out a newsletter. That time was last month
so this will be a double newsletter..... sort of. I apologize
to the 5 people out there that actually look forward to it.
Temporary Meeting Location
As noted above, we need to relocate our meeting this month to
our alternate location at the sportsman's club due to other pre-scheduled
events taking place at our primary location. We apologize if this
causes any inconvenience.
What! More New Members?
very well could be. I walked into C.B. Perkins before the August
meeting to see two new faces in the smoking circle. I was introduced
to Matt (R) and Ben (L), two college students who have picked
up an interest in pipe smoking. While visiting Perkins earlier
and inquiring about pipes, Prabahka, the manager, told them about
our club and when we would be in. Their interest held and the
met up with the group at the prescribed time. It didn't take much
to convince them to attend a meeting and see what they though.
They decided to start with the trusty corn cob and see how it
goes from there. We all enjoyed their company and I believe the
feeling was mutual. They both gave a short intro of themselves.
Here is a little about Ben and I hope to have Matt's up soon.
Good meeting you guys.
is a senior at the University of Rochester
studying International Relations and Chinese. When not smoking his
General MacArthur corn cob pipe he can be found rock climbing or
fishing in the great outdoors. An adrenaline enthusiast, Ben is
an avid longboarder and has jumped off the highest bungee in the
world in Macau, China. During the school year, Ben is a brother
of the Delta Upsilon International Fraternity and a senior member
of In Between The Lines Comedy Improv Troupe. Recently returning
from a study abroad in Shanghai, China, Ben hopes to continue studying
Chinese after graduation and enter the Foreign Service as a political
Better Days - The
A Series on Pipe Smoking's Nostalgic Past
SHPC Member Ernie Whitenack has offered to write a series of articles
about the "better days" of pipe smoking as
remembered by him. We hope you enjoy these stories and look forward
to them in future editions of the SHPC Gazette.
Thank You Ernie
The following is Part I in the final chapter of Ernie Whitenack's"Better
Days" series. I am very happy to have been able to include
these stories in the SHPC Gazette and I hope you got as much enjoyment
out of them as I did. While reading these recollections of smoking's
past, I kept thinking to myself.... "I wish I could have
been a part of it all back then".
Thanks Ernie. I truly appreciate all the time and effort that
went into putting these stories together and I hope you will be
able to dig up a few more tidbits for us in the future.
The Final Chapter - Part 1
... I walked into the reception room of the Framingham
studio where the odor of pipe smoke was very prevalent. It was
a gentle and refined smell.
"In here" proclaimed a voice from the small sales room
off the reception area.
I entered the room and was greeted by a jovial man with pipe in
mouth and encircled by clouds of smoke. I later learned he smoked
a private blend made for him by L. J. Peretti which he bought
in five pound lots. I was never able to find out the contents
of the blend but it was a flake and very light in color ranging
from yellow to deep gold.
A box of golden raisins always sat next to his pipes and tobacco.
Some years later I tried raisins after a smoke and found they
had the ability to cool-down a parched tongue.