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George Kaplan

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Age : 47
Location : Kalamazoo, MI
Registration date : 2012-01-07

PostSubject: Greetings from Kalamazoo   Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:07 pm

Hello fellas.
I came back to my pipes about a year ago after a long hiatus. I lit my first Grabow back in my early 20's, mainly to give up cigarettes. I was that eccentric kid the bar who looked too young for the beard on his face, let alone the pipe in his mouth, but it worked for me and I enjoyed it. My taste it pipes and tobacco matured over the years and I built a small but respectable collection of decent briar. Then I spent most of my 30's married to a heavy cigarette smoker. (I mean she smoked a lot; SHE wasn't heavy, just a little plump from certain angles. Wink ) Anyway, that pretty much turned me back into a cigarette smoker myself. Seems that change wasn't enough, though. We divorced 18 months ago and I found myself single, in my 40's, and smoking two packs a day. "Time for a change," I said. I decided to dust off my old pipes and see if they could help. To my surprise, it worked wonders. Within a month, I had reduced my smoking by 90%! Even with the emotional stress of divorce. It turns out I ENJOY the pipe more, and I think my time away from it has given me a greater appreciation of its subtleties. Finding this online community is the icing on my cake. (Or, more appropriately, the cake in my briar.) I look forward to learning from all of you and sharing my experiences.

p.s. anyone from the Kalamazoo area, speak up!
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DrT999

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Age : 59
Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-08-31

PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Kalamazoo   Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:23 pm

Welcome to the forums, and back to the pipe (I returned last year myself after 15 years). I hope you enjoy your time here

"T"
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Dutch

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

PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Kalamazoo   Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:11 am

Welcome to the BoB forums George! Smile
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Natch

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

PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Kalamazoo   Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:44 am

Welcome, George. I'm legally a Michigander by birth, (but actually a Upper, and we don't like to think of ourselves as belonging to any state except the aborted idea of the fifty first state of Superior, that died a quick death in the early 70s).

Natch
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George Kaplan

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Age : 47
Location : Kalamazoo, MI
Registration date : 2012-01-07

PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Kalamazoo   Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:18 pm

Hey there, Natch.
My Grandmother was born in a logging camp in the U.P. My folks moved up there when they retired. They've lived up there for about 15 years now, but the yoopers still call them trolls. That independent attitude is still alive and well north of Macinac.
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Harlock999

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

PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Kalamazoo   Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:24 pm

Welcome!
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docwatson

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

PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Kalamazoo   Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:30 pm

Welcome to the forum George, and thanks for the nice intro.
Doc
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Kalamazoo   Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:34 pm

Welcome to the forum!
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Boulder

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

PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Kalamazoo   Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:30 pm


Hello and Welcome to the BoB forum.
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Cigar2you

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Location : Havre de Grace, Maryland
Registration date : 2010-04-08

PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Kalamazoo   Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:52 pm

Welcome to the forum george
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mike_68

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

PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Kalamazoo   Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:10 pm

Hello and welcome George!
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Buckshot

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

PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Kalamazoo   Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:11 am

Welcome to the Brotherhood...from one Michigander to another.
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idbowman

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Age : 35
Location : Painesville, OH
Registration date : 2011-12-19

PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Kalamazoo   Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:01 am

Welcome, and welcome back!
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