Info & Events
from the December Club Meeting
great time was had by all at our December 2016 holiday meeting and
everyone left a raffle winner. We were also delighted to see Rick
Frederics back for another visit and looking about as healthy as
an Ox. Great to have you back Rick.
But as we put 2016 behind us we look forward to a new beginning.
As our country takes on new leadership so too should the Sherlock
Holmes Pipe Club. This January will be our annual club meeting where
we will nominate and elect new club officers. As you all may recall,
the treasurer position was never filled due to unforseen circumstances
and the secretary (me) has temporarly been taking care of the money.
"ME" would rather not continue doing this. In addition,
I will also be stepping down from my role as secretary this year
but will continue to put out this gazette as long as I have sufficient
content contributed by our members. I've been the secretary and
webmaster and filled a number of temporary roles since 2005 and
it's time for a break and a chance to bring "new change"
to the Sherlock Holmes Pipe Club. Who is up for the challenge?
Additionally, the office of President is also available to anyone
who is interested in taking it on so we look forward to a nice turnout
in January to support the club and take part in the elections.
2017 dues will be due no later than the February meeting.
Dues will be pro-rated quarterly for new members only who join later
in the year. Current and new members joining Jan-Mar will pay $40,
Apr - June $30, July-Sept $20 and Oct-Dec $10. No money will be
collected from new members on their first visit. Dues may be adjusted
by the body at the general meeting each January.
2016 Pipe Carving Contest Winner!!!
was the only member to follow through with the SHPC pipe carving
contest so by default his was the nicest pipe. But in all fairness,
he did an outstanding job for his first pipe. Congrats to you Kevin.
(click to enlarge)
SHPC 2016 Club Pipe Update
We have decided to go with the Stanwell Hans Christian
Anderson pipe for the 2016 club pipe. It will be a little late in
coming but better late than never. The majority chose the smooth
version so we will be going with that but Tim is checking on one
more thing before the meeting. Those who said they would purchase
a pipe should bring their check book to the meeting. The price will
be $150 or less including the engraving.
- A short story by Ernie Whitenack
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.
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3 | Ch 4 | Ch
5 | Ch 6 | Ch
7 | Ch 8 | Ch
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....Clancy walked over to a table to retrieve matches and was about
to relight when he turned and asked Fox if he was still smoking
the Lumberman he bought in Freiberg. With an affirmative answer,
he tossed his L.L. Bean pouch to Fox and suggested he light up.
Fox was impressed with the Sherlock’s Choice imitation and
a short conversation regarding pipes and tobacco ensued. The two
men discussed Clancy’s plans for the next few days and where
the whole thing might lead, both militarily and politically before
Fox, when he finished his pipe, asked to be excused.
Meantime, on the other side of town in a secret room in the lower
level of a Weinkeller, Richard Stahlmann was meeting with some group
leaders of local Eastern agents.
....................... By Ernie
Samuel Gawith's Cabbie’s Mixture
Cabbie’s roll cut tobacco with Perique
would say the tobacco is a blend of Virginia as I noticed nothing
else except the Perique.
The tin note says Perique when first opened but with a citrus
undertone. The rolls are cut very thinly and are easily pulled
or rubbed apart.
It needs a moderate packing – too lightly and it burns fast
and hot – too firmly and it has a hard draw.
Smoked slowly, the flavor is a delight with the sweet Virginia
melding with the pungency of the Perique.
If you are a Virginia fan, give it a try you’ll like it.
If you are not, give it a try anyway you’ll like it.