Club Info & Events
In order to make things a little less confusing for me, I have decided
to combine the September and October newsletters and post all upcoming
newsletters the week prior to the following meeting. So now instead of
the October newsletter announcing the November meeting, the November newsletter
will announce the November meeting and will be posted during the last
week of October. (Hopefully that made sense).
The September Meeting and Steve's Pipe Party
From what I've heard the September meeting at Steve's was smaller than
previous years but as enjoyable as always. Thanks Steve and Arlene for
your time and effort in putting this event together and for allowing us
to fill you house with a variety of our favorite aromas.
October Meeting Day Change
Just another reminder that the October meeting will not be the first
Tuesday of the month this month but will be the second Tuesday
of the month which is October 11th. It seems like it's been a long time
since we've had a regular meeting so I hope many of you will be able to
The United Pro Choice Smokers Newsletter
For over a year now we've had a link in our newsletter to the The
United Pro Choice Smoker's Rights Newsletter and many of the articles
in our "Pipe & Tobacco News and Info" section have come from this source.
They also have a link to our site from which we've received quite a few
Although it seems the efforts these days to preserve our right to smoke
have been fruitless, Samantha Phillipe, the heart of the UPCSRN has been
doing her part to champion our cause for many years. Recently however,
her operating costs have become a more than she can manage. She has asked
her subscribers for any donation they may be able to afford to help cover
these costs. I believe what she does is extremely important if only by
just keeping the resistance alive. So at the October meeting I plan to
bring a vote to the table to use club funds to send her a donation. Please
take some time to collect your thoughts on this subject prior to the October
meeting. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
My Dog and My Pipe By Rick Frederics
Itís been about a week since I last lit up my pipe, or even wanted
to smoke. You see, itís been that long since I had to have my dog, Charlie,
put to sleep. Charlie was my smoking companion. I would light my pipe
and he would always be by my side. I would look at him Ė he would look
at me. Occasionally I would reach down to scratch his head. We were both
content as anyone could be. But since that awful night that I had to have
him put to sleep I lost that desire to smoke --- until tonight. Because
tonight I took out one of my favorite pipes, lit it up, and instead of
looking down at him I sat thinking about all the wonderful times we had
together. In a way Charlie is still with me --- my memories of us together
never fading. Itís as if he were saying, ďHave a smoke with me.Ē And I
& Tobacco News & Info
Rolando Negoita / Butz Choquin Pipe
Rolando Negoita's Competition Pipe recreated by Butz Choquin
is now available in a variety of finishes.
These pipes can be found at the following locations: Music
City Marketing and
[Mass] State smoking ban back in the hot seat
By Emelie Rutherford/ MetroWest Daily News September
Lawmakers will take another look at the workplace smoking ban today,
though observers predict the health-inspired law that started 14
months ago to jeers from puffers around the state won't change.
United Pro Choice Smoker's Rights Newsletter
Worth A Look
Some new pipes by a few new carvers (and some of your old favorites
too) have been recently added to the Pipedo.com website. I could
buy a pipe (or two) every time I visit this site if I had the money
to spend, and I definitely think it's worth taking another look
at. Many of the pipes you'll find here are very reasonable but they
don't last long, so if you see one you like... you better buy it!
Month's Tobacco Raffle
In remembrance of Hurricane Katrina our
raffle blends this month both contain Louisiana Perique tobacco.
Solani Virginia Flake w/ Perique #633
classic flake with bright Virginias and Perique. This cool, slow
burning blend has a natural sweetness and a wonderful room aroma.
Blended for Brookline News & Gifts
satisfying matured Virginia blend with fine Louisiana Perique
looking for a news item to help fill out this newsletter. So if you have
pipe, tobacco or smoking related news, or would like to share your knowledge
on a particular
pipes and tobacco related subject, please send it along and maybe I'll
use it. (Preferably by e-mail).