Details of the June Meeting
SHPC 2010 Club Pipe - Will it be here for
the July Meeting
is going to be a short review of our last meeting. I've been on
vacation, and so much has gone on since then that I don't even
remember much about what happened. Sure seems like a long time
I do remember having another nice group of folks at CP Perkins
including a group of CB's regular cigar guys. Sometimes you feel
like you just want to stay there all night. Dinner at Papa Gino's
was adequate but I wouldn't really call it enjoyable. But it's
cheap and quick so we'll most likely be there until people get
tired it I guess.
Adam in Afghanistan. I think you will finally be getting your
TobacCare Package. I do believe it's been shipped. I hope you
enjoy it and will share it with your fellow comrades in arms.
I hope the weather's not been too hot over there.
I've been told that they are on their way so barring any major postal
problems we should have them on Tuesday. I talked with Bill Feuerback
yesterday and he tells me the blast on all of the pipes really came
out great and the dark brown stain looks real nice with the tortoise
shell stem. The photo above was taken after the top and stem were
turned with a new cutting tool made just for this project.
forget to bring your money with you!
A Series on Pipe Smoking's Nostalgic Past
SHPC Member Ernie Whitenack has offered to write a series of articles
about the "better days" of pipe smoking as
remembered by him. We hope you enjoy these stories and look forward
to them in future editions of the SHPC Gazette.
Germany, Cigs and Ration Cards
With the end of WWII came a burst of prosperity
fed mostly by technical advances coming out of the war effort.
Profits from many companies producing war goods (and who wasn't)
supplied the money to convert back to peacetime products and production.
with the boom came a myriad of new cigarette brands, most long
forgotten by me but some are still around. I think the cork tip,
a forerunner to the filter, appeared on Viceroy and Raleigh about
the same time. Many old brands, like Wings and Marvels, that appeared
during the war simply faded away along with old class B standards
like Twenty Grand. I think the beginning of the pipe boom started
with returning veterans. Some returned to high school and I noticed
several smoked pipes. I was told they picked them up in France
or Holland. [Read