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pepesdad1

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PostSubject: PIPES IN YOUR WILL   Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:22 am

Here is a subject for discussion with the BoB Board members. I am an older man with no family that would appreciate a fine collection of pipes. I plan to leave this collection of pre-Cadogan Comoy’s (about 10) a block meerschaum, a calabash, an assortment of Stanwells and other well known pipes, in addition to around 10 lbs of tobacco; (approximately 20 some odd pipes and pipe cleaning/reaming accessories) to a member of BoB, or the BoB Board (should they need to raffle them off for expenses of running the site).
I believe that a pipe has a “soul” that is imbued by its’ owner. It should be owned by someone who has a passion for life and who has lived life with passion. This forum has given me a place to enjoy the contact with members who have something to contribute to society in general. I have enjoyed reading the comments of a number of you and I have broadened my knowledge of tobacco and pipes in general through this forum. I have looked at a number of other sites…they all have their purpose, I guess, but I find a certain maturity and pureness of purpose here at BoB. A great joy for a man of my age and who has gone through as much as I have, including homelessness.
While I don’t plan on checking out anytime soon…I am at that age where you start thinking about things.
So I pose a question…any thought by some of you, who have no family, about what to do with your pipes after you are gone. Would like to hear from some Board members about this subject. Do you have any raffles or something of the sort that would perhaps help out a needy member? I feel like we are sort of a “family”…so I pose this question.
Thanks for your time.
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: PIPES IN YOUR WILL   Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:11 am

What a great idea! And noble thought! We need a lawyer. My family members aren't entitled to a dime brought about by an activity they scorned, so count me in. I don't intend to check out for another few decades unless run over by a truck, but I guess everyone should have a will. It's on my to-do list. Why not?
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PostSubject: Re: PIPES IN YOUR WILL   Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:08 pm

I have a friend that resides in Texas. He is designing is own casket with pipe holders all around the perimeter so that he can take em with him. Now who says you can't take it with you when you go?? And who knows, you might actually be able to enjoy them in spirit when the time comes.

I must commend you on your generosity thinking of BoB. I'm sure the admin can give you some answers.
cheers
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Hermit

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PostSubject: Re: PIPES IN YOUR WILL   Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:29 pm

You could do a "reverse mortgage" thingy.
People can invest in yer pipes and wait for ya to die. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: PIPES IN YOUR WILL   Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:50 pm

A serious note. I myself don't know of any pipe smokers around here. Presume my pipes and accoutrements would be ebayed by my son. Nothing fantastic, but I'll leave a note on what is the most 'expensive', going down to my 'vintage' corncobs! I have bought one new pipe in the last 25 years. Not here yet, it is a Kaywoodie pipe of the year from one of the other forums. I like estates, thinking of who owned it before, their lifestyles and habits as shown by the use and scars of the new to me estate. Just finished up 'restoring' an old Kaywoodie, ambera stem from around 1929 to 1933. Good for quite a few more years and smokes!
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PostSubject: Re: PIPES IN YOUR WILL   Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:57 pm

A very nice gesture and something for each of us to think about.

Everyone I know locally that smokes a pipe is quite a bit older than me, but I would have to problem leaving them to someone here on the board.

Regarding a needy member - if there is a Brother (or Sister) on here that is in need of pipes and/or tobacco for whatever the reason, it usually doesn't take long at all before they get hit with more than enough to get them through - which is another great thing about the Brotherhood. Cool
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Nick Fox

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PostSubject: Re: PIPES IN YOUR WILL   Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:07 am

That's some serious food for thought! I'm the only piper in my family. If my son takes it up in 17 or 18 yrs I'd leave him my pipes. I do agree that pipes have a soul and while I'd like to take them with me, I plan to be cremated so that's not an option -that would be murder. They would need a new home Sad
How would we "donate" them?
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PostSubject: Re: PIPES IN YOUR WILL   Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:59 am

It would be wise to at least have a plan in writing, if not in your will. I'd hate to think of my pipes being sold at auction, yard sale, etc. My daughters boy-friend (perhaps fiance...) is a pipe smoker, I suspect my pipes would end up in their house.
If I am fortunate enough to make it to an advanced age, I'd like to think that I would start giving my favorite pipes to pipe friends. I'd much rather see the enjoyment on their faces during that moment versus getting them after my demise. But, life doesn't always give you notice, so written plan is the best move.
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PostSubject: Re: PIPES IN YOUR WILL   Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:35 am

I agree with Riff Raff I would like to use various parts of my collections (not pipes specifically) to encourage and bring other people into the community. I have thought about this with my straight razors, I have two daughters so leaving them anything of the sort is mute. I hope that as they get older and consider marriage I will actually like the idiot they are with and they show an interest in pipes and razors.

It may be the current hipster thing happening right now but most of my 20 year old daughters friends thing I am seriously "bad ass" (their words not mine) because I shave with a straight razor and smoke a pipe
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PostSubject: Re: PIPES IN YOUR WILL   Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:40 am

Well, like you've all said, If my son takes it up. They'll go to him. If not, I've got about 2 friends who pipe, and my girlfriend told me specifically, "If you die, I want all your pipes". I asked what for, she said, "To keep on the shelf and dust daily. I also want all your flannels to make into a quilt". Also, My little sister would get some.
Zach
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: PIPES IN YOUR WILL   Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:08 pm

A grim, but very valid subject. One I was recently pondering, because I fully plan my pipes to outlive me.

I'll have no one to give the collection to, either. It would come to a point where I either knew someone who would get the whole thing, or, if BoB is around by the time I kick off (or something like it) a verified source of honesty helping to run such a place would get sole control of all pipes, pipe-related wares, smokeables and accessories, and distribute them according to whatever "give it forward" customs are in place.

My only request would be to include some quip or mantra, line or story of mine with the pipe, that would stay with the pipe if at all possible. I feel my words best define me, literally if not figuratively.

So, from this day forward, either Rob or Kaiser are in charge of my post-mortem pipe-related wishes! cheers Just send me off with my red Killarney 80s my family gave me and a half pound of Embarcadero. Gotta have something in the afterlife.

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PostSubject: Re: PIPES IN YOUR WILL   Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:56 pm

Pipes in my wall?
Yeah, it's an old place so sometimes they rattle bit, but...
Oh.
Never mind... 5)
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PostSubject: Re: PIPES IN YOUR WILL   Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:05 pm

Simple solution, gentlemen.

Send your excess pipes to me (PM me for address) and The Empire will disperse your pipes appropriately to the needy and the newcomers. Cool


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PostSubject: Re: PIPES IN YOUR WILL   Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:22 pm

His picture DOES say "Trust Me". Ok Rob. I'm in.
Zach
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PostSubject: Re: PIPES IN YOUR WILL   Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:48 pm

Interesting thought. I've got 3 girls, so mine also have no plans on them.

You know... what will happen if they're not planned for, someone unknowing will see them as stinky or old and they'll end up in the trash or at an antique shop. I like the idea of being able to bequeath them to BoB for dispersement or something. That's kind of cool.

I feel a bit better just using the word "bequeath" today. That's just one of those words that sounds good, but you don't get to say it too often.
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pepesdad1

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PostSubject: PIPES IN YOUR WILL   Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:34 pm

I'm pretty new here..I don't know who to contact re: this subject...if Kyle or one of you long termers can contact whoever, I would like to get an idea of what the Board thinks of setting up a section where this subject can be explored. This is not a casual question, but one which I would like to get a framework to work within. I believe one's pipes should go to those who will fully appreciate the uniqueness of the pipe and its owners. I just got gifted 12 pipes from the 40's and 50's. A couple of beautiful pipe bags from the 40's and some pretty neat pipe reamers (for different sizes) also from that era. I am from that era also, so I am looking at the future for my pipes and stuff. I don't want them just sitting somewhere gathering dust til someone else chucks them in the trash cause they're "smelly".
So...waiting to hear....
Thanks for your time!
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PostSubject: Re: PIPES IN YOUR WILL   Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:42 pm

I was kidding in my earlier post, but have already gotten more than 1 PM on the matter. Laughing

However - I would have no problem with organizing/initiating something like this if there is a genuine need and interest in the subject. If the Admin and Mods want to set something up along these lines, I would be more than happy to help out with something like this. I have a few new Cobs that I'm more than willing to contribute if something like this does get set in place.

I have an account with USPS (former Ebay Power Seller) and don't mind occasionally contributing on the shipping side of things if a plan were to be set in place. I also live less than a mile from the local post office, so it's not like I'd be out anything.

We need to get input and permission from the Board before we get too far into the planning stages though.
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PostSubject: PIPES IN YOUR WILL   Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:21 pm

Thanks, I am serious about this...while I don't plan on checking out any time soon..I do have medical issues that are serious and I want to know that all my bases are covered by my will, Living Will, Health Care Designee, yada yada, including the appreciation I have for my beloved Comoy's. They should go to someone who will appreciate the quality that used to be standard when you got the name. This forum has inspired me..I really feel like I know some of you while in fact the tone of your comments reflects the character of the poster. You are people I want to be around. This is the reason for the original post.
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PostSubject: Re: PIPES IN YOUR WILL   Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:30 pm

Problem is (will be -- guaranteed) if you don't offload them while you're still alive, they'll get disposed-of whatever easy way whoever gets stuck with the job decides to dispose of them.

Seen it happen in my own life twice.

If you want it done right, do it yourself. While you can.

I know that's a Catch-22.

I can't help it.

Grandpa & his buddy Paddy had a solumn agreement that, whichever one of them checked out first, the other would get a brass band to play at his funeral.

Never happened. (OK -- three times then).

What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: PIPES IN YOUR WILL   Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:53 pm

Yak - as sad as it is to say it, that's very true.

On another side there is also theft. When my wife's grandma died, she left my wife her daringer pistol. She never got it, the executor of the will said it wasn't found with the belongings in the estate. They said it was "misplaced" and that when it was found, she would get it. It hasn't been found nor is anyone really "looking" for it.

How do we talk B.O.B.s into it and how could we set this up? I don't have much of a collection, yet... but I would want it to go to a good home when I'm gone.

I didn't really start to think about things like this until my son was born.
"The smokers vanish, but the pipe remains."
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PostSubject: Re: PIPES IN YOUR WILL   Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:39 pm

Yak has it right. It has to be done by you and you alone, it isn't something the courts or for that matter, BoB or some member, could really handle if someone around here went tits-up with specific plans for their briars. If I knew I was gonna die, I'd make it happen to just throw all my stuff in a box and head it off to one of you guys, and I'm not kidding. I wouldn't want my stuff to be apart of some pathetic yard sale for hipsters to get for $1 a piece. Laughing No effing way.

Fox has it right, too. Even if all is laid out on paper, nice'n'proper with wills and final requests, there's no guarantee it'll end up where it is supposed to go.

Moral of the story, the old adage goes, "If you want a job done right..."

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PostSubject: PIPES IN YOUR WILL   Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:53 am

Well, I've covered the bases with my will..just need to know who at BoB should get the "package". KW likes "sleek canadians" so I know who will get my Comoy Golden Grain Canadian and probably my meerschaum since I know he will appreciate the beauty and sheer enjoyment of smoking the "ladies". It all has to do with attitude and character...some just jump right out at you. Makes life worth living!
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PostSubject: Re: PIPES IN YOUR WILL   Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:53 pm

Hahaha yeah a svelte Canadian is a neat thing. Laughing

Hey, for the most part, unless we ruin them, pipes are merely borrowed, so finding future holders of our briar is important!

I'd probably give my morta Lovat to Mr. E, my Pre Repub Pete 80 to Yak, my cobs to Rob, the Morta Poker to Zach (GMF)...sheesh, I'd have to really sit down to write a list. Everything would find a good home, I'm sure.
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PostSubject: Re: PIPES IN YOUR WILL   Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:25 pm

Cobs are always welcome (and enjoyed) here, my friend. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: PIPES IN YOUR WILL   Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:10 am

Howdy from Modville, everyone. I'm glad to pitch this to the Mod team as far as making a space for people to do bequests... probably a subtopic could be built somewhere logical. But will the BoB as an official thingamabob get into the will executor business? Almost certainly not. We try to avoid middleman stuff whenever possible.

Speaking personally, as a guy who's been through a lot of probate hoo-hah, I agree with the general theme in terms of "order fulfilment": If you want to see a brother receive your pipe, send it to them while you're still around. You know it gets there, and lord willing you get to see 'em enjoy it.
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