Treasurer's Report for February: by Richard
is the second "Treasurer's Report" for the newsletter
I have written , which, like the first one, really has nothing
to do with our finances. But as before, our Secretary, Nelson,
had a prior commitment and could not attend our last meeting and
so I was asked to fill in and write something about our last meeting.
As I am sitting here smoking my Mac Queen Ranger Pipe (very much
into Lord of the Rings) I am also reflecting on our last meeting.
I can write that nothing unusual happened - nothing exciting or
newsworthy and that would be it - done! But that would be inaccurate.
Every meeting is exciting. Once a month a group of guys (12-15)
get together smoke and share thoughts or experiences that have
happened to them during the past month. This is what we do every
month and that is what makes the Sherlock Holmes Pipe Club so
special. We enjoy each and everyone's company. We enjoy talking
to each other, smoking together - having a good time.
Before we know it, the time has flown by and if it wasn't for
the fact that it is a work night we would probably stay much much
later. But we know that the next meeting is only a month away
and we hope the time flies by until then.
Our members are interested in cooking, we have a pipe-maker,
a perfume maker and a tobacco blender, we have a member who refurbishes
old cars, one who works in his bicycle shop, a sailing enthusiast,
and a lot of interests in various spirits from scotch, whiskey,
cognac to beer. We have gun enthusiasts, a photographer and someone
in the theater. Is there any other reason that I say, "we
do have very special meetings every month."
We have a great group of guys and if you are someone reading
this newsletter who smokes a pipe and is looking for a good time,
I invite you to join us. I can assure you, you will not be disappointed.
Here's looking forward to seeing all my smoking friends at the
Neil and I took a ride up to Cup O Joe's in Queensbury, NY eariler
this month to meet up with Peder Jepsen of Neerup Pipes and to pick
up the 2013 club pipes that he made for us. Wait 'til you seem 'em
folks, they're beautiful. We had a great day despite 8+ hrs of driving
(thanks Tim) but we'll fill you in on all the details in the next
newsletter. The best part of it all is that we get to hand out the
pipes at the March meeting. So if you purchased one, be sure to
come to the meeitng and pick it up. If you can't make it, don't
worry, we'll hold onto it for you.... maybe.
Pipe Smoking in the Movies
Holt, western star of the 30s and 40s, smoked a pipe in the 1939
film Stagecoach Kid. He made nine B Westerns that year interspersed
by a couple of si-fi flicks. He also appeared in The Treasure
of Sierra Madre with Bogart and worked well into the 50s. (Sent
in by Ernie Whitenack - thanks Ern)