Happy Holidays
from SHPC Boston
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 7:00 PM
or meet early at
C.B. Perkins at 5 PM Cobb's Corner, Canton.
***** Dinner Meeting 6PM - At the Sportsman's Club *****

Club Info & Events

Details of the November Meeting
The November meeting this year was held on Election Day which I suspect was the reason for the terrible traffic and lower than normal turnout. But throw a few guys in a room with some pipes and tobacco and there will always be a party. A couple of Derek's friends even stopped in to join in the festivities. The topics of conversation as you can imagine had to do with politics and the election. Eric even had his laptop with him and was feverishly refreshing the election results page every few minutes. I don't think he was happy with the outcome.
We also received a call from Ernie who was still in the Rehab after his heart surgery. I am happy to report that he is back home, doing well and will be coming to the December meeting.

****** December Meeting at the Sportsman's Club ******
We took a vote to hold the December Holiday meeting at the Sportsman's Club and provide pizza and soda for those who said they were coming.
Since we're serving dinner, the meeting will start at 6:00 PM instead of 7:00. Feel free to bring other beverages if soda is not what you want or anything else you would like to bring.

Pipe Raffle
As has become the tradition, we will raffle off a few pipes at our December holiday meeting. With the proceeds from our SHPC Tobacco Blends, available at pipesandcigars.com, we can supplement the cost of a few pipes to raffle off. This year, tickets will be $10 each or 3 for $25. You can buy a maximum of 3 tickets.

Here are the pipes we will raffle off.

2012 Tobacco Giveaway
We will also continue our tradition of the Great SHPC Tobacco Giveaway, just to say thanks to all who purchased raffle tickets for tobacco all year long. One tin to all members who've helped fund our tobacco raffle this year (and attend this meeting).

Thanks for your support everyone.

Hearth & Home Marquee-Series Fusilier's Ration
Hearth & Home Marquee-Sierra Nevada
Hearth & Home Marquee Series Slice O' Gold
A.S.P. Blend of the Year-Thornhill Mixture
Captain Earle's-Diamond Head
GL Pease-JackKnife Plug
GL Pease-Triple Play
McClelland/Pipes and Cigars-Lazy Day
MacBaren 7 Seas Black Blend
MacBaren-Dark Twist
Orlik Golden Sliced
Brebbia Preludio
Solani-Blend 369
Prince Albert Classic Pouch
Sillem's Black Pipe Tobacco
SHPC-VR Blend Bulk
Sam Gawith-Skiff Mixture
Gawith & Hoggarth American Delight

Click here to download blend descriptions.

SHPC 2013 Club Pipe Update
Tim brought with him the prototype of the 2013 club pipe by Peder Jeppsen of Neerup Pipes. The pipe was beautiful and everyone seemed very happy with it. Fourteen orders have now been placed and we expect to have the pipes for the March meeting. Those who ordered pipes need to have their money in by the February meeting. Cash is preferred or a check made out to the Sherlock Holmes Pipe Club of Boston.

2012 Kaywoodie Holiday Party
The 2012 Kaywoodie Holiday Party will be soon upon us. Currently there are 50 people confirmed to attend however only 48 will be able to participate in the smoking contest. If you do not want to participate in this year's contest feel free to give up your spot for someone who does. This is a great way to end the pipe smoking year and we're all looking forward to it. See you there

Pipes & Tobacco News & Info

Who remembers our old friend Sid Sheer
Better known as Art Faye (anyone know pig latin?). Sid was at one point our oldest member but after a health scare he decided to put the pipe in the rack for good. He was quite a character and usually had me in stitches at every meeting. He was well known for passing wind and peeing in the sink. No, not for committing those acts but for cracking jokes about them frequently. He always had a pouch of his favorite Rill-a-bad Tobacco which he told us was made of pipe tobacco floor sweepings (I remember it always smelled good). Sid was also an inventor of novelties. Some of his inventions included the Fheartbreaker, and the unique pipe stand pictured here.
I received an email from his daughter Jane recently letting us know what he's been up to. Sid turned 90 this past June but in April had a fall and ended up in rehab for few months. He was in rough shape but didn't let it get the best of him (I'm very happy to report). He pushed through it and is now back at home living with two of his grand kids.
Thanks for the update Jane, please tell Sid we miss him and wish him well. Also, tell him Nelson said thanks, he got me back into writing again (see if he knows what I've been writing and let me know :-).

PipesMagazine Radio Show - Recent Episodes
Below are links to the PipesMagazine Radio Shows that aired in the past month.

Other Important Links for smokers:

The Christmas Pipe by Jean Shepherd
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".

Sign up for a free PRX account and listen to The Blue Carbuncle. The Sherlock Holmes Adventure that takes place during Christmas time.

[Check it out].

Have A Great Holiday Season!

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