Ahhhh a little crispness in the air over the past few days has aroused the senses with a hint of Fall. I can never really seem to enjoy the summertime pipe. It’s to hot outside and inside even with air conditioning and never seem to have enough pockets to carry all the gear needed. Tobacco for me in the summer smokes hot, wet and outright nasty. Now, the cooler weather is good for the mind, body and soul. Almost like bears go into hibernation I myself go into my own cooler weather rotation. I start with larger bowled pipes that are easily clenched and a bit stronger tobacco and I can sit at my desk all day and work efficiently sipping away at some good Virginia like Vintage Dunhill 3 Year Matured, Esoterica Peacehaven, Rattrays Black Virginia or Germain’s Plumb Cake.
Don’t Forget This Month’s Meeting Will Be Held at Perretti’s in Boston. If you can recall we are planning to take a group photo in front of the store as part of our 30 anniversary so please get there by 6 pm so we have enough light.
Believe it or not, I have never stepped foot in that establishment. (hard to comprehend, I know) so I am very much looking forward to it. I just hope the “War Department” gives me an extra stipend to make a purchase. I’ve been good all summer long and I even vacuumed the living room the other day and replaced the toilet paper roll.
No regular business will he held nor any raffles. But, come October we are back to business. The pipe show will be the main topic and I’d like to establish a date and committees so please come prepared with ideas and willingness to perform small tasks to get this off the drawing board.
That’s all for now, See you Tuesday,
(excerpted from Wikipedia)
Max B. Yasgur (December 15, 1919 – February 9, 1973) was an American farmer, best known as the owner of the dairy farm in Bethel, New York, at which the Woodstock Music and Art Fair was held between August 15 and August 18, 1969.
Yasgur was born in New York City to Russian Jewish immigrants Samuel and Bella Yasgur. He was raised with his brother Isidore (1926-2010) on the family's farm (where his parents also ran a small hotel) and attended New York University, studying real estate law. By the late 1960s, he was the largest milk producer in Sullivan County, New York. His farm had 650 cows.
After area villages Saugerties (located about 40 miles (64 km) from Yasgur's farm) and Wallkill declined to provide a venue for the festival, Yasgur leased one of his farm's fields for a fee that festival sponsors said was $10,000. Soon afterward he began to receive both threatening and supporting phone calls (which could not be placed without the assistance of an operator because the community of White Lake, New York, where the telephone exchange was located, still utilized manual switching). Some of the calls threatened to burn him out. However, the helpful calls outnumbered the threatening ones. Opposition to the festival began soon after the festival's relocation to Bethel was announced. Signs were erected around town, saying, "Local People Speak Out Stop Max's Hippie Music Festival. No 150,000 hippies here" and "Buy no milk"
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