Now smoking Sam Gawith Cabbie’s Mixture in a smooth straight pre-transition Barling 313 T.V.F. EXEXEL pot with a black ebonite stem. Thought I'd break in the new-to-me Barling wth a VaPer. Picked up a paneled 1970s Jeantet (made by Chacom), a new meer especially made for me, a late 1970 Charatan "Special" pot, and a 1980's Big Ben pot.
Yep, saw a pic of you and that Barling elsewhere Beautiful pipe! One of my favorite shapes (wonder why I don't have more in my collection.)
59F and cloudy before sunrise. Back in the 80s today. First smoke is Hearth and Home Louisiana Red in a smooth pre-1964 Peterson 312 System Standard, drinking hot black tea with lemon and listening to NPR in the background. A good walk to begin the day, hot shower, shave and errands to run later.
Starting off my smoking day with 2012 Rolando’s Own in a smooth straight early ‘60s Lane era “William Conrad” Charatan Executive Extra Large stretch apple with diagonal channel cuts on the lower right and left of the bowl along with a black vulcanite double comfort stem. A bottle of Cheerwine is my drink.
Part way through this bowl of Dorchester in a 1982 near full bend egg shaped Ascorti Business KS with a black ferrule and black saddle acrylic stem. This will finish the trade sample. Ice water and bergs is my evening drink.
2017 McClelland Christmas Cheer in an MM Mark Twain, drinking ice tea with lemon and watching News Hour on PBS. Minutes away from having a conversation with my neighbor about buying his place, 4.13 acres. Could possibly be one of the most significant conversations in my life.
Relaxing after a wonderful spaghetti and meatballs dinner with a bowl of C&D Old Joe Krantz Red Label in a medium bend smooth paneled 2017 Turkish Meerschaum with a gold and black swirl acrylic stem. My friend Ismail from Turkish Meerschaums made this especially as a gift for me. A very cool thing to do.