This is a discussion on Missouri Meerschaum in the news within the General Pipe Forum forums, part of the Pipe Smokers Forums category; Caught this on my morning commute:
Drought Limits Corn Cob Pipe Comeback : NPR...
I listened to the story and smiled to myself like someone who is in possession of a special secret. I wonder what it sounded like to non-tobacco enthusiasts that listen to Morning Edition. I can only imagine a throng of listeners completely absent of apathy, thinking "oh no- there may be a shortage of backwoods pipes, whatever shall we do?"
"And in the morning I just feel the night before..."