Club Info & Events
stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, And the smoke it encircled
his head like a wreath; He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly. He was chubby and
plump, a right jolly old elf. And I laughed when I saw him in spite of
behalf of the Sherlock Holmes Pipe Club of Boston, I wish you
all the joys of the season and hope the coming year is filled with
health, happiness and prosperity (oh, and lots of briar too.)
The December Meeting 2004 - Wednesday
Due to the results of the most recent e-mail poll, our next
meeting will be held on Wednesday.... yes I said Wednesday, December 8th
at Peretti's. If you are unable to find parking on the street, I'm pretty
sure it only costs $10 to park in the underground garage at the Boston
Common after 5 PM. The plan is to meet at Peretti's for an hour or so,
then whoever's hungry can head over to Remington's (or wherever you choose)
for dinner. This is a great opportunity to connect with club members you
haven't seen in a while, and if the poll results hold true we should have
a pretty good turnout. We hope to see you there.
Notes from the November Meeting
Thanks to all of you who attended last month's meeting in Seabrook. I
think I speak for all in attendance when saying that I appreciate the
extra effort you've made to keep the club's pulse at a steady beat. We
even managed to pick up 2 new members, Phil and Peter. We welcome you.
We have a couple of options for places to meet in Massachusetts
that we are currently pursuing to ensure they are viable options. I'll
let people know if and when anything comes of it. We also have been toying
with a few ideas for making our stay in NH a little more enjoyable and
I look forward to seeing how that materializes. Stay tuned and keep your
eyes and ears open and your fingers crossed.
Bill "Ashton" Taylor at Peretti's of Boston
few of us managed to make it to Peretti's
on the 27th of last month for Bill Taylor of Ashton Pipe's annual visit.
I arrived to find Don Powers, Paul Dunn, Rick Frederic's and Steve Smith
enjoying their pipes and talking. You'll never guess what they were talking
about? It seems there's been a smoking ban enacted in Massachusetts and
it's got all the smokers up in arms. Seriously, although there are only
about 4 places you can smoke in Boston, you would hardly believe it while
watching the steady flow of traffic that came in and out of the store
Mr. Taylor brought with him 20-30 of his pipes not including the the dozen
or so that were made with the Peretti name and the 8 or 10 super magnums.
All of his pipes are light as a feather and I was happy to take one home
And in case you haven't checked out their site in a while, Peretti's now
sells estate pipes online. Take
Here are a few pics I took at the shop.
Holiday Gathering at S.M. Frank
The Kaywoodie holiday event is just around the corner. If you haven't
already made your payment, it's still not too late for you to come, you'll
just have to pay $40 at the door. We hope to see you there.
Email me if you have questions or have decided to come.
& Tobacco News
Pipe Smoking and the Macintosh
Like pipe smokers, Mac users have always been almost near-religious
followers of a minority cult they believed to be a superior alternative
to the trend dictated by the power of marketing. The parallel does
not end there.
Put that in your Pipe
"As an act of rebellion against political correctness, pipe
smoking is hard to beat."
Citizens for Smokers Rights. More smoking
news for Massachusetts and around the world.
United Pro Choice Smoker's Rights Newsletter
Worth A Look
Being able to count the number of places to smoke freely in Boston,
it's good to at least know where they are. And if you like to put
down the pipe and pick up a cigar every now and then, this is just
out their site
Here is an article from Cigar Aficionado Magazine about other
cigar bars in Boston. A good place to enjoy a smoke and a beverage
with our cigar smoking cousins.
Month's Tobacco Raffle
We will have a raffle this month at Peretti's.
The winner of the raffle can pick the tobacco of his choice from Peretti's
stock (within the usual limit of course.)
"Contented I sit with my pint and my pipe,
Puffing sorrow and care far away,
And surely the brow of grief nothing can wipe,
Like smoking and moist'ning our clay:...
For tho' at my simile many may joke,
Man is but a pipe--and his life but a smoke."
Old Ballad, Content and a Pipe