Info & Events
from the September Club Meeting
October meeting was very reminiscent of the old days back at the
Holiday Inn in Mansfield when Kenny Kasparian would come to the
meeting fashionably late, loaded down with boxes of pipes for sale.
A pipe feeding frenzy would ensue which is exactly what happened
last month while Kevin unloaded approximately 100 pipes and assorted
accessories. To add to that, Tom, Merrick and JP also brought estates
pipes to swap or sell and Tim had a selection of his handmade originals
for sale. Joe brought a nice selection of his tampers, pipe stands
and some knives (or did the knives belong to Kevin, at this point
I can't remember). Last and certainly not least, we also always
love to see potential new members come to a meeting especially when
they come bearing their wares. Johnny and Laura heard about the
Swap & Sell on Facebook and made the trek down from Haverhill
(that's dedication). They brought with them some hand crafted leather
key chains you wear on your belt that when removed from the belt
will double as a pipe stand. Very ingenious! Laura also bought her
first pipe, a figurehead meerschaum and enjoyed a fine smoke with
the rest of us. Welcome Johnny and Laura, we hope to see you again.
All in all the evening was a success. We thank Kevin for suggesting
the idea for the Swap & Sell and for being such a big contributor
to the group.
What's Up for November
Merrick has suggested that we do another Sherlock Holmes Movie Time
Theater so feel free to bring a snack, beverage or spirit to enjoy
while we watch. I am going to suggest that we watch the Brett version
of The Hound of the Baskervilles since we are highlighting Jeremy
Brett as the Piper Profile this month. But feel free to bring what
ever you'd like to watch and we'll put it to a vote.
SHPC 2016 Club Pipe Update
Well it appears that our deal with Premal Chheda for the
2016 club pipe has fallen through. We're not sure of the reason
behind it but too much time has passed and we need to move on. Tim
has a few ideas to share with us about trying to get an alternate
set up before the year is through.
- A short story by Ernie Whitenack
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.
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Chapter 10 - Coming Soon
Previously... Erich Graff backed his Mercedes
out of the garage but he was not looking forward to his drive at
all. He was nervous and frightened. What he was planning could end
in summary execution should he not be able to pull it off. To say
the least, defection is frowned upon. His only hope was to make
contact with the right people and get the whole thing settled before
he had to report to Stallman, or Stallman contacted him.
Ogden’s of Liverpool - St. Bruno Flake
resurrection of a 60s -70s blend A distinctive blend of Smooth
Virginia and other fine leaf.... “and other fine leaf”
Smoking Pipes says there is a dark fired Kentucky in this blend
and Pipes and Cigars lauds a “floral and fruit note that
enhances, rather than masks the tobacco”.
This is a pressed and sliced tobacco. I couldn’t distinguish
the Kentucky or the top note that makes this an “aromatic”.
Very skillfully blended by Mac Baren for Ogden’s and imported
by Sutliff Tobacco Co.
It is easily rubbed out or broken apart and packs nicely. There
is a bit of a sting at the beginning but smoothes out shortly
into the smoke, imparting a sweet sensation with a bit of spice.
I found it to be an extremely enjoyable tobacco and unlike anything
I have had before; although it did remind me of Ehrlic’s
Bowden Square of old.
One of my favorite pastimes is spending too much time looking
at used sailboats on Craigslist. Most of the boats I'm looking
at are twenty or more years old and their spec sheets generally
show a line drawing of how the boat looks inside and out. During
a recent search I came across a boat that particularly spoke to
me. Click to see if you can figure out why.
the last Pipes
Magazine Radio Show and in the Sprit of Halloween, Brian Levine
played a short halloween piece read by none other than Vincent
Price. It's called "The
Smoker", Take a listen, I think you'll enjoy it. (6:51)
Got a good deal on the Orlic sampler
Orlik Golden Sliced (1.76 oz tin)
- a nicely pressed blend is formed from sweet, bright flue-cured
Virginias and an angel's breath of Perique.
Orlik Club Mixture (1.76 oz tin)
- fine Virginias with mellow Burleys and smooth black Cavendish
to create a mild, sweet blend with a pleasant caramel/toffee flavor.
Orlik Racing Green (1.76 oz tin)
- a mild, pleasantly sweet blend of rich Virginias, mellow Burleys
and a touch of black Cavendish with essences of fruit and citrus.
Orlik Mellow Mixture (1.76 oz tin)
- wonderful bright Virginias with two distinctly different black
Cavendishes and a touch of toasted Burley. The unique chocolate
and caramel topping adds an enjoyable aroma.