We Meet the First Tuesday
of the Month in Stoughton, MA.
Next Meeting is Tuesday, January 5th, 2015 at 7:00 PM
or meet early at C.B. Perkins at 5 PM Cobb's Corner, Canton.
Info & Events
Happy New Year from
The members of the SHPC of Boston would like
to extend to their members past and present and to all members of
the pipe community a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
We hope you will have the opportunity to sample all the tobacco
you can wish for, discover great deals on new pipes and introduce
a friend to the wonderful world of the pipes and tobacco. For your
New Year's resolution you can do your part to strengthen the pipe
community by starting a pipe club, joining a pipe club or by just
participating more in your current pipe club.
Details from the December
As always, the December meeting was a lot of fun. We shared
some pizza, had a few drinks, gave away some tobacco and raffled
off a few prizes. We also presented Kevin with the first (and possibly
only - more on that later) SHPC Club Card prize of $200 to his favorite
online pipe shop. Kevin's card was overloaded with punches for introducing
9 people to the club.
What's in Store for 2016 - YOUR INPUT
Once the festivities died down and the meeting was called to order,
we discussed a number of topics regarding the future of SHPC. We
intend to discuss and vote on these issues at the January meeting
and if you would like to have a say in how the club is run we want
and need your votes. Please join us in January.
Dues. We haven't collected dues in a few years
and mostly due to funds coming in from our SHPC tobacco blends.
Since that option is no longer available to us (long story) we talked
about the possibility of reinstating dues.
Election of Club Officers. The officers currently
in place have been there for quite some time and one position is
currently vacant. We talked about the possibility of an election
SHPC Tobacco Blends. There was talk about trying
to get the SHPC tobacco blends started again with a different company
but a committee will be needed to make that happen.
Club Costs. The club has a number of yearly costs
including web and domain hosting and UPCA membership fees. Also,
for the past few years we have paid for the food at our Christmas
party, purchased a club pipe for the Kaywoodie Holiday Party raffle
from club funds. We have also purchased the raffle prizes for our
holiday meeting (most of which is recouped by the raffle tickets
but recoup is not guaranteed).
SHPC Club Card. This year we also paid out $200
for the SHPC Club Card winner which we may elect to discontinue
going forward. The idea of the club card was to increase membership
and to improve club participation. Although we were successful with
new memberships, additional participation with in club activities
was still fairly low.
Ideas for Club Activities. There were also a number
of ideas suggested to make the meetings more interesting, like field
trips and dedicated tobacco sampling. These ideas should also be
discussed and we welcome new ideas as well.
So we have lots to discuss in January and we hope we will
JOIN US to participate and speak your mind and lend your VOTE.
Enemy - A short story by Ernie
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.
Chapter 4 ... Jet lag settled in as Clancy climbed the stairs of
the Gasthof Freiberg. The large leather suitcase found in the trunk
of the rented BMW was heavy causing his legs to labor on the steep
stairs of the old building. Once behind the locked door of room
15, Clancy removed his shoes, jacket and shirt before opening the
big case. All of the clothes were exactly his size and slightly
used. Labels from New York, New Hampshire and Washington substantiated
residence and occupation for Gordon Frank, political journalist.
The 32 caliber automatic in its leg holster was a surprise as was
the half pound of Sherlock’s Choice. He had to hurry to hide
the weapon, the box of shells and three empty clips, as the waiter
knocked. Clancy never finished the lunch of Wurst Salad, hard rolls
and Mosel wine. Sleep came fast and deep.
Tobacco Raffle This month we have a blend from McLelland and
one from G.L. Pease.
2015 Holiday Spirit by McLelland (1.76 oz tin)
2008 McClelland released a very special aromatic at Christmas time
called Holiday Spirit for fans of aromatics. This smooth blend of
Burley, Virginia and black Cavendish was finished with notes of
tangy dark rum, pecans and cocoa for a warm, inviting flavor and
an amazing room note.
Embarcadero by G. L. Pease (2 oz tin)
is a subtle, yet complex blend made with ripe red Virginias and
select small-leaf Izmir which is pressed to mature the tobaccos
and marry the flavors. The cakes are sliced and the flakes are broken.
There's a remarkable depth of flavor with a light undercurrent of
Profile - Popeye the Sailor
Born:17 January 1929 Birthplace:The Comics Favorite Pastimes: Pipe Smoking, fist fighting, eating spinach, sailing.
wooing Olive Oyl Favorite Tobacco: Segar's Spinichk Blend Favorite Book:The Adventures of Sherlock
Holmes Best Day: Sailing the high seas withs me
Olive Oyl and me favorite pipe. Worst Day: The time I ran out of me baccy
and spinichk all on the same day and got me arse kicked by
Bluto. Ahh cug,cug, cug.
More About Popeye
Popeye the Sailor has been well-known to comic strip fans
since his first appear- ance in the newspaper strip Thimble
Theater in 1929. The hot-tempered old salt with bulging forearms
and a fractured vocabulary was at first a minor character,
but he grew to dominate the strip as readers fell for Popeye
"the sailor man." A comical cast of characters grew
up around Popeye: skinny flirt Olive Oyl, origin-free orphan
Swee'pea, tattered hamburger-lover J. Wellington Wimpy, and
the bewhiskered brute Bluto, Popeye's perennial rival for
Olive's attention. Popeye loved a good brawl, and would eat
a can of spinach to give himself the sudden strength needed
to secure victory. In 1933 Popeye made his way to animated
cartoons (appearing first in a Betty Boop short by Max Fleischer),
and that's where his supernatural spinach habit really became
famous, along with screwball sayings like "I yam what
I yam" and "That's all I can stands, I can't stands
no more!" Hundreds of Popeye short subjects were made,
and Popeye cartoons were a fixture in movie theaters and television
well into the 1960s. The comic strip continued right into
the 21st century, handled by a succession of artists. (Popeye's
creator, Elzie Segar, died in 1938.) Popeye was played by
Robin Williams in the 1980 feature film Popeye, which co-starred
Shelley Duvall as Olive Oyl and was directed by Robert Altman. (exerpted
From Wikipedia ...
Popeye has, alternatively, displayed Sherlock Holmes-like
investigative prowess (determining for instance that his beloved
Olive was abducted by estimating the depth of the villains'
footprints in the sand), scientific ingenuity (as his construction,
within a few hours, of a "spinach-drive" spacecraft),
or oversimplified (yet successful) diplomatic arguments (by
presenting to diplomatic conferences his own existence—and
superhuman strength—as the only true guarantee of world
peace). Popeye's pipe also proves to be highly versatile.
Among other things, it has served as a cutting torch, jet
engine, propeller, periscope, and, of course, a whistle with
which he produces his trademark toot. Popeye also on occasion
eats spinach through his pipe, sometimes sucking in the can
itself along with the contents. He seldom appears to use it
to smoke tobacco (the SHPC does not believe this to be
a true fact). More
from Wikipedia |
Popeye Fan Site
of the Month Here is the first Popey Cartoon that