Details of the December & January Meetings
December holiday meeting was held at the Sportsman's
club this year. We enjoyed pizza, soda and just a wee bit o'Scotch
before heading down to the gun range for some target practice.
Ok so I and anyone else that imbibed in the libations were not
allowed to handle any weapoins but Eric, Bob and Derek's entorage
(all of which are of legal ages even though they don't look it)
all tried their hand at shooting and I'm pretty sure the girls
out gunned the boys.
After dinner and before gun practice we had our holiday pipe raffle
and tobacco give-a-way. We had a lot of nice tobaccos to choose
from and I believe most people were happy. We also had three happy
pipe winners, Eric won the Tsuge, Bob won the Nording and Tony
won the Vauen. Contratulations to all the winners and thanks to
everyone else for helping to support the tobacco raffle all year.
We were also very happy to see Ernie back after his heart surgery.
He brought his son Eric with him to for a little support and to
enjoy in the festivities. He looked great and seemed to be recovering
well from his ordeal. Welcome back Ernie.
January meeting was delayed a week due to the New Years holiday
and because of the schedule adjustment we had to meet in the cool
basement meeting room. Turn out was a little low in January but
we were happy to see one of our regulars from the Mansfield days
Rich "Decoy" Levine, back for a visit. It was good to
catch up with him. Would like to catch up with a few more of you
old timers. Why not stop by for a visit.
SHPC 2013 Club Pipe Update
2013 club pipes are well underway and Tim and I plan to pick them
up at the end of February. So they will be available at the March
meeting. There was a possibility that there would be a small additional
cost for the stamp but Peder agreed to use our SHPC stamp and
put the 2013 with his own stamps. The numbers may not be 100%
straight but it will give the pipe a little character. I'm sure
they'll look great.
Pipe Smoking in the Movies
I recently rented the movie Red Tails. It's a story about a squadron
of black fighter pilots trying to prove themselves in the war.
Cuba Gooding Jr. was one of their commanding officers and smoked
his pipe prominently throughout the movie. I enjoyed the movie,
it has a good story and definitely worth watching (even if there
wasn't any pipe smoking in it).