Hello everyone, thanks for having me. My name is Marc and I first tried pipe smoking in the mid 70's as a young sailor in the Navy, bought a white Dr.Grabow billiard off the display board in a local drug store and some cherry blend tobaccos to get started. I was really excited, as there were other sailors on my ship who smoked pipes and talked up pipe smoking big time and I wanted to be an old salt like them. Needless to say, pipe smoking in my early Navy days was short lived, started smoking cigarettes and dipping tobacco instead. I never gave pipe smoking another thought until a few years ago while standing in line at a drug store checkout I noticed some corn cob pipes hanging on a peg board behind the register and thought to myself, corn cob pipes, really? curiosity was killing me so I bought one, I've been smoking cobs ever since, no regrets. Today I enjoy smoking the old time burley blends like Carter Hall, Sir Walter Raleigh, Prince Albert and Granger. I also enjoy the occasional bowl of C&D Cube Cut Burley. If it's a cob and burley, I'll smoke it!
Post by just ol ed on Jun 30, 2021 14:45:21 GMT -5
adding welcome/greets from 50miles East of Buffalo, NY. Have step-family in Dunn & tiny village of Supply, NC. Real old timer at it, many forums/chats over the years. For last 15years, only smoke heavy latakia blends. Retired since '07. Hope you enjoy your stay & contribute when you can
Ed Duncan, Batavia, NY 80 & kickin' (not sure what am kickin' tho)
It would appear that Marc did not like it here. Shame.
"People are not made better by a briar. An idiot before smoking a pipe is still an idiot after smoking a pipe, they're just more likely to speak less drivel with something in their mouth. For that, all society should be grateful."