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Dan 03-24-2012 02:47 AM

Pipe smoking, a lost art.
 
Probably out of style these days. I haven't smoked a pipe in years, until tonight. I was out in my garage and broke open the Sherlock Holmes pipe cabinet my uncle gave to my father and my father gave to me shortly before he passed away 10 years ago.

Inside is a collection of Dad's pipes, my uncle's, and mine. Some beautiful hand crafted pieces of beauty in that cabinet. Many of them are works of art and some are standard drug store pipes; my personal collection are nicely crafted briar pipes I bought or were given as presents. There is a Meerschaum Calabash in there as well, not sure if it was Dad's or my uncle's.

I felt a little nostalgic and found some old pipe tobacco in a pipe holder I built years ago and packed my Dad's favorite old pipe. I thought the tobacco would be to dry but loaded the pipe, packed it down ever so gently after the initial burn and sat down to enjoy a good smoke.

Don't think I'll be smoking much again but it was sort of nice going back in time.

AZ_IPA 03-24-2012 02:50 AM

That's a neat find! I used to enjoy some good pipe tobacco. I gave up all tobacco ~5 years ago, but do still enjoy the aroma of good pipe tobacco. Amazing what memories can be triggered by a taste or smell, eh?

Dan 03-24-2012 02:54 AM

Yep, absolutely. Sense of smell has to be one of the strongest triggers.

JeffoC6 03-24-2012 03:03 AM

I have a churchwarden, and smoke it often. Awesome thread!

http://www.moonflower-starfire.com/m...ed/jncbr02.jpg

Dan 03-24-2012 03:12 AM

Thank you!

I've always wanted to get one. They smoke very cool right?

AZ_IPA 03-24-2012 03:18 AM

True story. In college, I bought my pipe tobacco from the shop that's visible in the movie "Forrest Gump" when Tom Hanks is running by...

I miss the good ol' McGaugh's newsstand.

JeffoC6 03-24-2012 03:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dan (Post 3924300)
Thank you!

I've always wanted to get one. They smoke very cool right?

Yes sir. Best smoked while sitting on a hilltop with your best gal.

Dan 03-24-2012 03:27 AM

That's pretty cool. Bet ol Forrest didn't stop to get some good tobacco. If he did that would be righteous!

Dan 03-24-2012 03:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iaefebs (Post 3924328)
The good old days, I've owned many pipes, do bongs count also?

Hmm... nope :D

AZ_IPA 03-24-2012 03:30 AM

I used to go northern pike fishing early in the mornings and take the pipe and some cherry/vanilla tobacco along. Those were fun mornings. All alone in nature; great aroma/flavor; and pretty darn good fishing.


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