Tuesday, September 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 August Meeting
It was strange to enter CB Perkins last month to find Brian, one of the regular cigar guys, running the store. Prebahka, the owner, was at IPCPR and had Brian filling in for a while.
With only Neil and I at Perkins, we were soon out numbered by the cigar guys but soon all of the focus was on Neil when he whipped out is..... wait for it...... shiny new Kamry 1000, metallic red E-Pipe. Brian was so intrigued that he bought one online while we were there. If you haven't seen one of these yet, you have to check it out, it's a pretty interesting contraption. I gave it a try and have to say that although it does have a "cool" factor, comes in many different flavors and produces what looks like tons of smoke (water vapor). I still prefer the taste of natural tobacco a lot more. But it's definitely catching on quite a bit and vaping lounges are popping up all over the place.

We had our typical summer group at the club meeting where I was showing off my new "Devil Anse" pipe which was made by our resident pipe maker Tim Hynick. I will have a special feature on that pipe in an upcoming newsletter so stay tuned. Other than that it was business as usual and riveting tales of pipe smoking adventures that would keep you on the edge of your seat.

Call Out!
Hey Pete! Preston! All 3 Andys! Dock! and Kevin! Haven't seen you guys in a while. Time for a visit.

Club Shirts - Pick 'em up NOW.
Handed out a few more club shirts at the last meeting. The September meeting is your last chance to guarantee the shirts will be there when you are. After that, I'll have them only if you let me know you'll be there or I can mail it to you at your cost. Your choice.


The annual SHPC BBQ hosted by our president Erik Kahn and his wife Ceil was held on Sunday August 24th. The weather was perfect, the food delicious and plenty of beverages to go around. We had the usual cast of characters attend but the absence of Rick and Derek noticed. But to counteract their loss Rob brought his family this year and his daughter Lilly easily captured everyone's attention. This is a fun event and we hope more of you can make it next year. Thanks to Eric and Ceil for hosting.


A Candidate for Re-election
As I do with most of our former members, I still include retired club member and resident funny man Sid Shear in the monthly newsletter mailings which his daughter Jane will print out and give to him so that he can stay abreast of the club's activities. During the process of taking orders for the new SHPC club shirts I was contacted by Jane who thought her father would love to have one of the new shirts and ordered one for him.

Sid is 92 this year and currently living in a very nice assisted living facility not far from where the club meets. I figured it might be nice if Neil and I stopped by before the August meeting to deliver the shirt to him in person and find out what he's been up to.

We arrived find both Sid and his daughter in the lobby after returning from lunch and we headed up to his room for a visit. Although Sid hit a bump in the road not too long ago and may not have the same pep in his step as he once had, you'd be hard pressed to tell by looking at him. He's hardly aged in 5 years and is as quick witted as he ever was. when asked if we could get a picture of him with his new shirt he replied with his typical response... "Do I look like a candidate for re-election?" Of course he does and his smile is still as infectious as it ever was.

For those of you who don't know Sid, in his spare time he was an inventor of novelty items like the world renowned belly button tightener; he is intrigued with flatulence and has always been a big collector of books. But to add to his list of interests and accomplishments, he is also now a published writer. His book, titled "Oyga, The Yiddish Answer to Yoga" was displayed proudly in his room. I guess you could say it is an exercise in idioms and each page contains phrases like; Pitching a story; Biting the dust; Turning a corner; Clearing the air and Kicking a habit.

We spent about an hour talking about the life and times of Sid Shear, catching up on past days at the club, and remembering members that are no longer with us. We had a great visit with Sid and his daughter Jane. I can provide location details for anyone else who would like to stop in for a visit.

Pipes & Tobacco News & Info

Pipes found in 18th-Century Ship Under 9/11 Site
This may be old news to some but I had never heard of it before. Not only did they find the remains of an old ship under the 911 rubble but they also found a couple of clay smoking pipes. Probably not a surprise since pipe smoking aboard ship was popular back then but since we're a pipe smoking club I guess it can be considered newsy.
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PipesMagazine Radio Show - Recent Episodes
Below are links to the Pipes Magazine Radio Shows that aired since the last Gazette. (Live Tuesday evenings 8 PM )

Other Important Links for Smokers:

Websites Worth a Look

I found this publication while surfing the web and felt it would be appreciated by some of our readers.

A Pipeman's Handbook of Really Useful Information
Compiled by Chas Mundungus

A Smoaker’s Handbook of Really Useful Information
is the result of pipemen just like you, men who have been smoaking for six months or sixty years, and done
us all the service of sharing their wisdom. I have cited the authors and URLs where and when I found them. Most of
the pipemen I have dealt with on the internet were thoughtful, considerate, and free with their advice. A few, of course, weren't. I have consulted an internet librarian at the local university, who assures me that no copyright infringement has been incurred - everything you find in these pages is offered free of charge, with directions to the web site where I found the original document. The “value-added” is simply to have them all in one place.
                                                             Take a look....

Tobacco Raffle
This month we have blend made for the 2013 CORPS Expo and an old standard for burley smokers.

CORPS Monument Avenue (1.5 oz Tin)
The blend starts with a sweet broken flake Virginia, which is combined with a good amount of Perique, and finished with a dash of dark-fired Kentucky. The result is a smooth blend with a sweet character and an underlying smoky kick. Sipped slowly, it delivers flavor that develops steadily throughout the bowl.

Wessex Burley Slice (1.76 oz Tin)

Return of original Richmond recipe, full flavored and nutty.


We got such an overwhelming response to this question, nearly 1000 people submitted guesses if you can believe that. But the first one to guess correctly was our own Ernie Whitenack. Nice job Ern.

Here's a description of it at the
Passion for Pipes website.

And here's a link to the brochure

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