THE SHERLOCK HOLMES
PIPE CLUB OF BOSTON
Keeping The Smoking Lamp Lit Since 1989
I cannot believe I have the opportunity to be writing a message for the Gazette! As much as a pain in the neck it is with Nelson breathing tongue bite dragon fire at me to have it done on time, and keeping it short and sweet, I did miss this opportunity to communicate the goings on in the club to you every month.
That being stated, Tuesday May 4th will be our first in person regular meeting in quite some time. Albeit the Zoom meetings are nice and proved to be extremely helpful in keeping the club going in the short term but, there nothing like being in a room filled with banter and sweet-smelling aroma from the pipe of a good friend.
I am sure by that time most of us should be fully vaccinated and feel comfortable meeting in person. For those who do not we will still provide a zoom link for members and friends who wish to attend virtually. I believe Art is bringing a “set-up” so this can be achieved. I do not know what the dinner situation is, so I suggest picking something up and bring it to the club.
No agenda has been set for the business portion of the meeting as I am sure most of us would like to take the time to enjoy the camaraderie. I know Tom has some tobacco to pass out from previous raffles and hopefully Matt will be there and bring along out 2020 pipes of the year.
Since May the 4th is typically known as Star Wars day, all members in person or virtual who either smoke a black pipe (Empire) or a white pipe (Rebels) will receive extra free raffle tickets for chances on some stuff I have been accumulating over the past months.
Should be a fun night, Hope to see many old and new friends. Be sure to bring a chair in case it's nice out, we can sit outside.
Riverville Murder - Chapter 22 & 23
Ok, ok! for those of you who have been hounding me for more chapters, here you go!
“Of course. I know you well enough to trust what you say and believe you have more than a suspicion about Callan, or you wouldn’t be telling as much as you have. I’ll have to pass this request by the Police Commissioner, you know. Other than that, you have my word. Please keep me in the loop, and call if I can help. Give my best to Nancy and the boys.”
As Scott cradled the phone, a loud thump emanates from the front door. Investigating, Scott finds a bottle with a smoldering rag fuse stuck in the neck. Removing the rag, gasoline fumes rising from the bottle assault his nose. He carries his findings to the front fence and empties the gas into the dirt by the fence, then places the bottle and rag near the gate, thinking, “I’ll pick that up in the morning. One more thing for the FBI to look at.”
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Country Squire Radio
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PipesMagazine Radio Show
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Pipe and Tamper Pipecast
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Sherlock Holmes Podcasts
I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere (IHOSE)
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Shows come out twice a month. iTunes | Website
Sherlock Holmes: Trifles
From the producers of the I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere podcast, Trifles is a 15-minute, weekly audio program where Scott & Burt discuss something related to the Canon.
Have you ever stopped to wonder about why Dr. Watson was called James by his wife? Or of Sherlock Holmes's dining habits? Or what happened when he let a criminal escape? Answers to these questions and more await in Trifles, a weekly podcast about details in the Sherlock Holmes stories. iTunes | Website
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