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the May Meeting
group at Perkins this month which is generally a sign that good
weather is upon us. Dinner was as Papa Gino's again which generally
seems to be the go to dinner location as of late. So if you don't
make it to Perkins in time it's probably a good idea to check
Last month's meeting was Club Pipe Day which is a little like
Christmas for most of us but in May this year instead of December.
The 2014 club pipe by Brebbia was well received and got positive
reviews from those who smoked it at the meeting. I have smoked
a number of bowls in mine so far and find it to be a great smoker
from the very first bowl. We'd also like to thank Tim again for
all the time and effort that goes into the commissioning of the
club pipe. With so many different tastes to satisfy, it's not
always easy to pick out a pipe that speaks to everyone or fits
everyone's budget, so we try our best to keep things reasonably
close to the middle of the road for most.
has quite a long commute from his home in NH to the meeting but
John seemed to be a natural fit to our group. A good friend of
our resident G-Man Rob, John works for the Inspector General's
Office. He's a recent pipe smoker and likes to stop in at the
Tasty Tobacco Shop in Milford, NH whenever he can. He was also
a happy recipient of one of the extra club pipes we had available.
Welcome to the group John we hope your visit was worth the commute.
it doesn't look like the club shirts will be ready by the June
meeting but will definitely be available for pick up at the July
meeting. Sorry about that.
Pipe Club Monthly Theme
This month's theme: Collections -
Let's try this one again.
Do you collect a certain type of pipe style, brand or shape? If
so, let's see them. If you find yourself gravitating towards a particular
type of pipe whether it be nose warmers, Stanwells, sandblasts or
theme pipes, pull your collections together and bring them to the
June meeting. Not sure? Take a look at your collection, you may
have started a trend you're not aware of. Let's see what you have
at the June meeting.
We saw a nice assortment of tampers in response to last month's
theme. Some had a story, some unique and many were very familiar.
About what you would expect to see from a theme on tampers. Thanks
to all who participated, it was a nice exhibit.
Quotable Quotes.......... by Richard Frederics
You would think that I would have more to do, this being final
weeks at my college – and some 75 finals to grade, than
think about what quotes might be out there related to tobacco
This idea came from our last club meeting when someone was referencing
a quote from a book that he read. I thought this would be a neat
thing to explore – besides I really don’t want to
grade right now; I’d rather be smoking my pipe. But since
I am at school, pipe smoking is out of the question – so
instead I will address my curiosity to tobacco quotations. I encourage
others to send in theirs – or bring them to our next club
meeting. Maybe we can get a big list going.
So, for starters these are some of the ones I found that I really
I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and
objective judgment in all human affairs. (Albert Einstein)
It has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep and never
to refrain when awake. (Mark Twain)
Smoke your pipe and be silent; there’s only wind and smoke
in the world. (Irish Proverb)
Tobacco is a dirty weed. I like it.
It satisfies no normal need. I like it.
It makes you thin, it makes you lean,
It takes the hair right off your bean;
It’s the worst darn stuff I’ve ever seen.
I like it. (Graham Lee Hemminger)
Of course it is perfectly easy to give up smoking. One would
not like to think that one has become such a slave to tobacco
that one cannot do without it ---a drug which weakens the heart,
damages the nerves, gives you cancer and catarrh and so on. Personally
I have given up smoking repeatedly. I have just gone out without
any cigarettes and when people have offered them to me I have
just said quietly and firmly, “No thank you, “and
lit my pipe. (Punch 1934)
It is quite a three-pipe problem. (Arthur Conan Doyle) Side-note:
Do you know from which work?
On land, on sea, at home abroad I smoke my pipe and worship God.
(Johann Sebastian Bach)
A pipe gives a wise man time to think and a fool something to
stick in his mouth. (C.S. Lewis)
A pipe in the mouth makes it clear that there has been no mistake
--- you are undoubtedly a man. (A. A. Milne)
And finally, this quote – which, while it might not be
specifically for the pipe smoker – I liked it enough to
include it here.
Remember, if you smoke after sex you’re doing it too fast.
Tobacco News & Info
Want to know more about the FDA's Proposal
to Extend Authority to Regulate Pipe Tobacco, E-Cigarettes
and other Tobacco Products.
If you haven't already listened to the May 15th episode of
Magazine Radio Show you should check it out. Paul Creasy,
President of the Pipe Tobacco Counsel and President of Sutliff
Tobacco will provide us with some insight into how the new
proposed FDA regulations may affect pipe tobacco production
and marketing and give us some suggestions on ways we can
here to listen now.
PipesMagazine Radio Show - Recent Episodes
are links to the Pipes Magazine Radio Shows that aired since
the last Gazette.
Pipe & Pouch, The Smoker's Own Book of Poetry
If you liked the piece on quotable quotes contributed by Rick
Frederics this month, you may also find this link interesting.
Check it Out
10 Things You Didn't Know About Albert Einstein
This month we not only have our regular monthly contribution
from Suttliff tobacco, we also have thirteen of the new Suttliff
blends to try and two premium tins that I thought
we could open and sample at the meeting. Mac Baren's brand
new HH Latakia Flake and Suttliff's 1849.
A fist for Missouri Meerschaum. They now
have a line of 4 new tobacco blends blended by Russ Oulette.
Although they can be smoked in any pipe, these blends have
been formulated to taste best when smoked in a Missouri Meerschaum
Corn Cob. This month we will raffle two of the new blends
with their associated cobb. Good Luck.
Missouri Meerschaum - American Patriot
Patriot is a highly unusual type of blend to find in a pouch.
This is a Latakia-based blend, enhanced by quality Virginia
leaf, and the exotic influence of Turkish Smyrna, with just
of Burley for excellent burning characteristics. A light top
note of Kentucky Bourbon makes for a nice addition to the
aroma, but is undetectable in the flavor. For a superb value
in an English-style blend, light up a bowl of American Patriot.
Missouri Meerschaum - Missouri Pride
is a blend of superb quality Burleys with some Virginias added,
and minimal top flavoring. The blend is made up of broken
flake, with some ribbon-cut Burley, for a nice, even burn,
and the flake
processing adds a deeper flavor to the tobacco. For a smooth
blend with real tobacco flavor you can enjoy all day long,
try a pouch of Missouri Pride.
The Story of Keep Calm and Carry On
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