Hello From Nashville
Good day to all you pipe smoking Gentlemen! I quit smoking cigarettes in 1988, never touched anything related to nicotine until 2 years ago when a customer gifted me with a cigar or two. I accepted not to hurt his feelings of giving. He ended up giving me 2 Thompson Humidors, beads, cigar cutter, 2 leather cases and some really cheap mild handrolled cigars. The old man passed away and I have fond memories of him a lot. Long story short I have been a forum member a few months, advanced into full bodied quality sticks and have been rather overwhelmed with the “Great world of cigars”. This forum has saved me from much grief during the learning curve. Today I feel comfortable in any cigar lounge though certainly still a Newbie. I have over 300 sticks, a DM Humidor and one of The Thompson along with a nice Whynter cooler. I have a corncob some Dunhill backy and only smoked a couple bowls. I know that I love pipes and my wife’s ok with it. I am looking to purchase a quality pipe at some point, the selections are overwhelmingly many! Any recommendations would be greatly appericated. I have as much to learn if not more than I have with Cigars. I would like to be well on my way before winter hits, it’s a better option for me especially in the winter months and even now with limited time and enjoying a daily smoke in the evenings.
Thanks for all of you that have supported me on the cigar side and saved me from internet video education and the like. My family all used the leaf in some fashion but for me cigars and pipes are my passion! My Dad was born in 1880, my Grandfather in 1843, fought in the Civil War and wounded. I have a half brother on my Dad’s side, WWII wounded vetran! He is 93 and sister 99 years old! There was 11 total children, only 3 of us today above the ground, life is good!
God Bless America!
US Army Veteran 1974-1985