Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 at 7:00 PM
or meet early at
C.B. Perkins at 5 PM Cobb's Corner, Canton.
*** Dinner location TBD at Perkins ***

Club Info & Events

Details from the May Meeting
Nice 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 there first.
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.

New Member?
He 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.

Club Shirts
Unfortunately, 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
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.

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.

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 and smoking.

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 like:

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. (Woody Allen).

Pipes & 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 the Pipes 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 help.    Click here to listen now.

PipesMagazine Radio Show - Recent Episodes
Below are links to the Pipes Magazine Radio Shows that aired since the last Gazette.

Other Important Links for Smokers:

Websites Worth a Look

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

Sutliff Tobacco

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.

Tobacco Raffle
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
American 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 a touch 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
This 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.

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