We Meet the First Tuesday
of the Month in Sharon,
Next Meeting is Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 6:00 PM
or meet early at C.B. Perkins at 5 PM Cobb's Corner, Canton.
Info & Events
Pipers, Countrymen, lend me your eyes,.
The time has come when we all shall be called together for our (annual?)
pipe and tobacco swap! Last year was a great success but, let’s
make this year even better. I am sure there are some members that
have not been in a while and this might be a great chance to visit.
Also if there are any members that have quit smoking, this might
be a good chance to unload your collection to someone who will cherish
it as much as you. If all goes as planned we should also have a
special guest joining us, Dave Mooney from Phillips & King.
www.phillipsandking.com Dave has been actively involved in the tobacco
industry for many years and happens to be the husband of our good
friend Jana from the Humidor Smoke Shop.
In other club news its only 6 months until our Holiday Bash! I was
able to take a peek into Santa’s Bag and must admit Tom has
been doing a lot of procurement to make sure we have quite an assortment
for the Holiday raffle.
Tom has also been spending some of his free time compiling information
and drafting an updated set of by-laws. Dennis has started to obtain
all the necessary information for the new website and we should
have a preview by next meeting. I, myself have spent countless hours
smoking my pipe and contemplating the future of the SHPC. Exciting
times! This leads me to touch once again on something that is quite
bothersome to me…. I have been a part of many different types
of clubs and associations for most of my adult life. It’s
true in those clubs as well as ours that there is always a core
few people that do all the work. To me, our club is a bit different
as we don’t have the number of members that most of those
other clubs have so it’s easy for them to fill positions or
get someone to volunteer for a task. What I feel most of us don’t
realize is that you can only go to the well and draw water a limited
amount of times before it will run dry. This is “YOUR”
club as much as it is anyone else’s. We are all equal; we
all enjoy each other’s company and look forward to our meetings
every month. We are all proud of the rich legacy the club has and
the obstacles it has endured to still be active today. What we fail
to see is that without gentleman like Nelson, Tom, there really
is no club, no identity, and no heritage. They need your help. Maybe
an hour a month, if that. It’s been 6 months since our annual
and we still don’t have a permanent treasure, all of the clerical
duties have fallen back onto Nelsons lap and to my knowledge no
one has offered a hand in taking notes for the monthly minutes or
any other help he may need. I am not asking for anyone to turn water
into wine. I’d just like to see a little more involvement
from someone or two that might have a little spare time to aid in
making the club stronger.
I’ll finish by thanking all those who have served our country
in any fashion, either at home or abroad. Hope everyone had a safe
and peaceful Memorial Day.
I'd like to add here that Ernie has taken on the lion's share of
gathering content for the newsletter which has been a great help
to me each month. Thank, Ernie. - Nelson
The 2016 Club Pipes have arrived. Thanks
Tim for putting up with all the aggravation you went through during
your two attempts to procure the 2016 club pipe. It's an oldie but
a goodie by Stanwell and one I've wanted to have in my collection
for a while. Already looking forward to 2017's.
Enemy - A short story by Ernie
the Intro.... Hitler’s hidden diamonds and gold were allocated
to fund a secret organization. It was a terrorist group known as
Werwolf (Werewolf) who would disrupt and confuse the Allied occupation,
and planned to overthrow the Allies, and then carry the fight to
the East and Soviet Russia.
.... ”Not a chance, Clancy said. What Lieutenant Otto and
I did in the war, and what he is still doing, we do for love of
our country and its protection. However, I have a great job waiting
for me along with a wonderful wife and home. I just want to get
back to it all, thanks anyway. I am sincerely glad I could be effective
after so long away from the Platoon, or anything military for that
matter. Frankly, I hope they never need me again.”
meant to put this in last months Gazette but it slipped my mind.
We don't get to see Rick much these days since he stopped attending
meetings. But you can probably be sure that if you do run into
him while you're out an about there will be whisky involved. I
guess you could say that Rick's new pipe these days is a scotch
glass and his new tobacco is a fine single malt. I ran into Rick
and Sarah at the April Whiskey tasting at Luke's Liquors in Rockland,
MA. where you can sample over 100 different whiskey's of all flavors
and varieties for five bucks. Just be sure to bring a designated
driver. Both Rick and Sarah looked great and seemed happier than
usual for some reason. Great bumping into you both, I'll be looking
out for you at the next one in the fall.
Samuel Newton "Glenn" Ford (May 1, 1916 –
August 30, 2006) was a Canadian actor who held dual Canadian
and American citizenship. His career lasted more than 50 years.
Although he played many different roles, Ford was best known
for playing ordinary men in unusual circumstances. He was
most prominent during Hollywood's Golden Age.
After Ford graduated from Santa Monica High School, he began
working in small theatre groups. While in high school, he
took odd jobs, including working for Will Rogers, who taught
Ford acted in West Coast stage companies before joining Columbia
Pictures in 1939. His stage name came from his father's hometown
of Glenford, Alberta. His first major movie part was in
the 1939 film, Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence.
After a highly publicized premiere in Los Angeles and a gala
fundraiser in Miami, the White House hosted a private screening
of So Ends Our Night for President Franklin Roosevelt, who
admired the film greatly. The starstruck youngster was invited
to Roosevelt's annual Birthday Ball. He returned to Los Angeles
and promptly registered as a Democrat, a fervent FDR supporter.
"I was so impressed when I met Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt,"
recalled Glenn Ford to his son decades later, "I was
thrilled when I got back to Los Angeles and found a beautiful
photograph personally autographed to me. It always held a
place of high honor in my home.
After 35 interviews and glowing reviews for him personally,
Glenn Ford had young female fans begging for his autograph,
While making another war drama, Destroyer, with Edward G.
Robinson, an ardent anti-Fascist, Glenn impulsively volunteered
for the United States Marine Corps Reserve on December 13,
1942. The startled studio had to beg the Marines to give their
second male lead four more weeks to complete shooting.
In the meantime, Ford proposed to Eleanor Powell, who subsequently
announced her retirement from the screen to be near her fiancé
as he started boot camp.
Unusual for a World War II veteran, most of whom were only
too happy to be finished with the war, Ford joined up for
yet a third time in 1958. He entered the U.S. Naval Reserve,
was commissioned as a lieutenant commander and made a public
Squire Radio - TIME
Below are links to the Country Squire Radio episodes that
aired since the last Gazette. See them live on Monday Evenings
at around 8:30 PM Central Time on YouTube.
(9:30 Eastern Time)
Tobacco Raffle As you may know, one of the world's finest
tobaccos, Syrian Latakia, is no longer being produced and supplies
may be gone by the end of next year. Of course, Cyprian Latakia
is still available, but there is a difference between the two.
According to Talking Tobacco, Cyprian is bolder and more aromatic,
whereas Syrian is smokier and more delicate. For our June raffle,
we have two blends that feature Syrian Latakia. One is fairly
well known, the other is less common, but excellent nonetheless.
If you don't win in June, don't despair; we will have more blends
with this rare tobacco at our holiday party.
Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian
Vintage Syrian contains an unusually high amount of rare Syrian
Latakia, comprising almost half the blend. The winey, smoky flavor
or that fine leaf is supported by the zestiness of small-leaf
Turkish tobaccos, the sweetness of a variety of Virginias and
the spice and robust body of American-grown dark-fired Kentucky.
of McClelland's Collector Series, this remarkable blend, formulated
by Fred Hanna, provides a multi-layered, rich, taste experience.
The highest quality Syrian Latakia combines with a small amount
of Cyprian to form the base for an exquisite array of rare and
precious orientals - sweet Drama, exotic Yenidje, and more. Red
Virginias complement the blend, adding sweetness, richness, strength,
and creaminess. Smoke this mixture and listen for the echoes of