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sburchett

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Age : 55
Location : Halifax, Kentucky
Registration date : 2011-07-16

PostSubject: Hello from Kentucky!   Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:28 pm

Greetings!

I just registered after perusing your forums, linked to from (who else?) Google. I was doing a search for tobacco species and your board was one of the results. I found a lot of really good information here, and I am going to do a thorough reading for the forums.

I have been smoking for nearly forty years. I started with cheroots (I was just a kid) and "progressed" through various brands of cigarettes (Merit, Marlboro, etc.). I started smoking a pipe when I was in college and still like a bowl or too. My most recent experience with commercial cigarettes was Pall Mall non-filter, which my father and his grandfather before him smoked. My father quit smoking before I was born (emphysema), but I still remember my grandfather saving his butts to roll when he ran out of store-boughts. Very Happy

I became disabled about six years ago and was stuck with my disability check and effectively poor, so I explored a cheaper alternative. I was not about to smoke those "barn sweeping" cigarettes; Pall Mall really is a premium brand. What I ended up doing was roll-my-own from pipe tobacco-- and I have never went back to commercial cigarettes! I am currently experimenting with growing my own tobacco as well.

What led me here was an interest in the finer things in life: better blends of tobacco. I currently use "Smoker's Pride Cherry Cavendish" as my preferred tobacco, but I know that is just (more or less) a default choice, as it is readily available at my local cigarette convenience store.

I do still smoke a pipe occasionally, but am much more comfortable with a cigarette. I hope I won't be ostracized for my preference and hope to learn a lot about the better tobaccos from this site.

I welcome suggestions and comments of any kind-- my mind is wide open right now.

Steve
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Natch

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Age : 66
Location : foothills of the Ozarks
Registration date : 2007-12-21

PostSubject: Re: Hello from Kentucky!   Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:31 pm

Welcome, Steve. If we ostracised all those who didn't smoke exactly what I do, the way I do, well, I'd be talking to myself (which I often seem to be, but we won't discuss my problems today Laughing ). Please join in the threads as you can.

Natch
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sburchett

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Age : 55
Location : Halifax, Kentucky
Registration date : 2011-07-16

PostSubject: Facebook   Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:43 pm

I also just found you on Facebook and requested that you add me as a friend. Cool
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Harlock999

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Location : Los Angeles
Registration date : 2010-10-22

PostSubject: Re: Hello from Kentucky!   Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:28 pm

Welcome!
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Schacht

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Age : 47
Location : Berlin. Germany
Registration date : 2011-06-16

PostSubject: Re: Hello from Kentucky!   Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:39 am

Welcome, Steve1
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hobie1dog

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Age : 61
Location : Cornelius, NC
Registration date : 2010-06-21

PostSubject: Re: Hello from Kentucky!   Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:37 am

Welcome to the forum
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docwatson

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Location : Central Massachusetts and midcoast Maine
Registration date : 2008-03-21

PostSubject: Re: Hello from Kentucky!   Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:01 pm

Welcome,
I'm sure the Brothers will expand your horizon concerning good pipes and fine leaf.
Doc
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Buckshot

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Age : 71
Location : Southeast Michigan
Registration date : 2011-07-17

PostSubject: Re: Hello from Kentucky!   Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:04 pm

Welcome...from another new member. Glad you found us.
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Dutch

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Age : 52
Location : On the road.......
Registration date : 2010-11-06

PostSubject: Re: Hello from Kentucky!   Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:16 pm

Welcome! Very Happy
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sburchett

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Age : 55
Location : Halifax, Kentucky
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Kentucky!   Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:22 pm

I must admit, I am already considering a MM Country Gentleman. I had temporarily forgotten cobs, for some reason.

When I was in boot camp, I smoked a cheap corncob pipe I picked up in the PX. It was mostly a reaction to the drill sergeant's "Smoke 'em if you got 'em" followed two minutes (or less) later by "AttenTION!" signaling the end of our break. I just shoved my pipe in my pocket and was ready to go.

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Age : 60
Location : Bremen, GA USA
Registration date : 2011-06-10

PostSubject: Re: Hello from Kentucky!   Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:02 pm

Welcome aboard!
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sand18f

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Age : 67
Location : Southern Appalachia
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Kentucky!   Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:46 pm

Welcome.
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