My name is Jake, and I've just been getting back into pipes for the last six months or so.
When I was around 20, pure luck allowed me to stumble upon a treasure of a tobacconist, in Grand Rapids, MI, called Buffalo tobacco traders. I was immediately enchanted by everything inside those doors. A short while later, I left with a basket pipe and a tin of Navy Flake, and immediately fell in love with smoking a pipe.
I continued smoking, and collecting, for the next few years, and spent a lot of time on a now much less used pipe forum. A few years down the road, i was going through a divorce, and a young new bachelor did a typical bachelor thing, and cashed in many possessions for money, never understanding the value of what i had .
Now Im 35, and the pipe bug has bitten me again! I think this time its for good.
So, yeah, thats why im here!
I look forward to meeting future brothers of the briar!
*A Few things that shocked me upon my return to pipe smoking:
--McClelland is gone (No more Christmas Cheer or 5100 - That really hurts!) --Dunhill tobaccos are now Peterson tobaccos (Although reviews seem good (Elizabethan on the way)) --Esoterica and Samuel Gawith brands are incredibly difficult to obtain, after in the past always being readily available
Post by just ol ed on Aug 27, 2021 10:01:18 GMT -5
adding welcome/greets from 50miles East of Buffalo, NY. Really old time with forums/chatrooms etc since '01. A dedicated lata-holic for past 16yeara, no interest in McClelland, plenty choices among C&D, Pease & Capt Earle Englishes. Hope you find topics of interest & participate, ask questions etc
Ed Duncan, Batavia, NY pipe/cigar since '62 am 80 & still upright
Welcome to The Patch. You've missed some big events in our hobby. We're still waiting for the fallout of the FDA's Deeming Rule to see what blends will survive in the coming years. Tune in here regularly to fine the latest. The folks here are usually very on top of things.
Welcome to the forum, Jake! I can relate to having a long hiatus, but mine was different. I smoked a single blend back in the day, and re-entered some years back finding out about all of the wonderful non aromatics.
Glad to have you here.
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Welcome to the forum and back to pipes, Jake. I had a similar although protracted journey; a decade+ of pipe smoking then a 35 year hiatus while I smoked cigars, then back to the pipes three years ago. A lot has changed, some for worse, some for better. In my neck of the woods, the internet has been a boon to pipe smoking. Enjoy your time here!
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