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mooseisloose57

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Location : Lexington, NC
Registration date : 2011-08-23

PostSubject: Hello from NC   Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:16 pm

Hi all. I have been a pipe smoker off and on since I was in my 20's (I'm 54 now). Some of my pipes are ones I made from briar my dad and I bought back in about 1977 from PIMO. I grew up on my grandpa's tobacco farm, so I've been around tobacco farming and smoking all my life. Peace, Dan
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johnnyxpipe

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Age : 28
Location : Des Moines, Iowa
Registration date : 2011-02-05

PostSubject: Re: Hello from NC   Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:44 pm

Welcome Dan
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forsooth

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Registration date : 2011-01-12

PostSubject: Re: Hello from NC   Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:34 pm

Welcome, mooseisloose57!

Do you remember handing, tying, hanging (in barns), suckering, and cropping? My first paid job as a growing boy was working on tobacco farms. Later, I helped put myself through college working in a tobacco warehouse. NC sure has changed. I remember tobacco so tall that a man had to stand on his tractor seat to be seen across a huge field of the stuff. Riding down the main highways in NC, it was everywhere -- almost seemed that it filled every field on every farm. I remember when the first "tobacco croppers" showed up in my area. It looked to me like a contraption from another dimension.
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mooseisloose57

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Location : Lexington, NC
Registration date : 2011-08-23

PostSubject: Re: Hello from NC   Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:10 pm

forsooth wrote:
Welcome, mooseisloose57!

Do you remember handing, tying, hanging (in barns), suckering, and cropping? My first paid job as a growing boy was working on tobacco farms. Later, I helped put myself through college working in a tobacco warehouse. NC sure has changed. I remember tobacco so tall that a man had to stand on his tractor seat to be seen across a huge field of the stuff. Riding down the main highways in NC, it was everywhere -- almost seemed that it filled every field on every farm. I remember when the first "tobacco croppers" showed up in my area. It looked to me like a contraption from another dimension.

Yes, I remember it all. I miss the smell of tobacco curing in the barn. It's an even better smell than pipe smoke. Also, the smell of downtown Winston-Salem with all the RJR tobacco warehouses.
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Harlock999

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

PostSubject: Re: Hello from NC   Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:59 pm

Welcome!
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CarterHallJunkie

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Age : 54
Location : St. Louis Metro
Registration date : 2011-08-07

PostSubject: Re: Hello from NC   Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:41 am

Welcome Dan! I lived in Virginia for some 12 years surrounded by tobacco farms - truly miss the smell of the curing process.

Enjoy BoB - great place to hang out, share and learn.
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Lesath

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Location : The Ozarks, well hidden and always at large
Registration date : 2011-07-22

PostSubject: Re: Hello from NC   Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:50 am

Welcome to the forum. I wonder how a lot of folks that have a negative opinion towards tobacco would react to the first time they encountered tobacco during processing?
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hobie1dog

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

PostSubject: Re: Hello from NC   Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:27 am

welcome from a fellow NC'er
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mike_68

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Age : 48
Location : central Florida
Registration date : 2011-07-19

PostSubject: Re: Hello from NC   Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:00 pm

Welcome from central Florida...
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msmith1956

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

PostSubject: Re: Hello from NC   Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:46 pm

Welcome aboard!
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NeroWolfe

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Location : Southwest United States
Registration date : 2009-07-29

PostSubject: Re: Hello from NC   Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:47 pm

Welcome, my good man!!
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Dottleman

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Age : 51
Location : Colorado
Registration date : 2011-08-07

PostSubject: Re: Hello from NC   Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:27 pm

Welcome Dan!
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RealtorFrank

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Age : 33
Location : Nashville, TN
Registration date : 2010-11-21

PostSubject: Re: Hello from NC   Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:53 pm

Welcome to the forum, look forward to your posts!
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Age : 42
Location : Kernersville, NC
Registration date : 2010-09-26

PostSubject: Re: Hello from NC   Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:02 am

Welcome Dan, I'm right down the road in Kernersville though I habitually swing by a few places in Lexington for some BBQ every so often.

If you haven't already discovered them I'd highly recommend swinging by the Pipe and Pint in Greensboro some time. Great folks and some very nice pipes and baccy.
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Phill_osophical

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Age : 27
Location : Indiana
Registration date : 2011-07-22

PostSubject: Re: Hello from NC   Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:12 am

Welcome, sir!
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Boulder

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Age : 61
Location : Northern New Jersey
Registration date : 2011-08-29

PostSubject: Re: Hello from NC   Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:59 pm




Welcome.
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WingRider

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Location : Raleigh, NC
Registration date : 2011-10-21

PostSubject: Re: Hello from NC   Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:36 am

Hey Lexington. Home of the Snyder Family (amazing), and Lexington style BBQ that's getting there. I mean, it sure beats Eastern NC style, even if it's not quite all the way to true BBQ yet. Sorry, I grew up in the BBQ traditions of Memphis, Kansas City, Little Rock, and Texas. Just can't resist starting a BBQ brawl. Next we can discuss chili....
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