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alsmith52

alsmith52

Age : 67
Location : Deming, NM
Registration date : 2015-05-31

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PostSubject: new guy in New Mexico    new guy in New Mexico  EmptySun May 31, 2015 9:47 pm

Hi, i am Al . I started smoking pipes in 69. My best friend and I used to go to garage sales and pick up pipes for 25-50 cents. A great buy was a pipe that still had tobacco in it, so we would smoke it on the way home. I had a collection of about 120 pipes until the summer of '08 when I sold my soul to ebay and had to sell my pipes ( and everything else I could) to pay the mortgage. Since then I have been buying and selling on ebay and etsy, but what amazes me is the diversity of pipes. I don' think any one person can catalog all the pipes made, much less own one of each ( a delusion of mine at one time). I hope I can learn from this forum and teach some others.
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PostSubject: Re: new guy in New Mexico    new guy in New Mexico  EmptySun May 31, 2015 9:49 pm

Welcome to BoB Al. I hope you enjoy your time here.


Cheers,

RR

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Dutch

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Age : 53
Location : On the road.......
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PostSubject: Re: new guy in New Mexico    new guy in New Mexico  EmptySun May 31, 2015 9:51 pm

Welcome to the BoB forums Al! Very Happy
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eklektos44

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Age : 62
Location : Virginia
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PostSubject: Re: new guy in New Mexico    new guy in New Mexico  EmptySun May 31, 2015 9:54 pm

Welcome to BoB al! Have a great time here! Smile
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alsmith52

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Age : 67
Location : Deming, NM
Registration date : 2015-05-31

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PostSubject: Re: new guy in New Mexico    new guy in New Mexico  EmptySun May 31, 2015 10:06 pm

thanks for the welcomes . I think I will like it here.Al
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Age : 60
Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
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PostSubject: Re: new guy in New Mexico    new guy in New Mexico  EmptyMon Jun 01, 2015 9:07 am

alsmith52 wrote:
thanks for the welcomes . I think I will like it here.Al

I hope you do! Welcome to the forums

"T"
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RobJ

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Location : Mukilteo, Washington USA
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PostSubject: Re: new guy in New Mexico    new guy in New Mexico  EmptyMon Jun 01, 2015 10:27 am

Hi Al, welcome to BoB
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alsmith52

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Age : 67
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PostSubject: Re: new guy in New Mexico    new guy in New Mexico  EmptyMon Jun 01, 2015 10:53 am

thanks guys. I think i will like it here. Al
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PostSubject: Re: new guy in New Mexico    new guy in New Mexico  EmptyMon Jun 01, 2015 4:31 pm

Welcome! cheers
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alsmith52

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Age : 67
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PostSubject: Re: new guy in New Mexico    new guy in New Mexico  EmptyMon Jun 01, 2015 4:53 pm

thanks.I think i will lik it here.Al
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Location : Columbus, OH
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PostSubject: Re: new guy in New Mexico    new guy in New Mexico  EmptyMon Jun 01, 2015 5:16 pm

Welcome! I grew up in Clayton, NM and I gotta say, there is not much in Deming! Welcome to BOB.
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DrumsAndBeer

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Age : 46
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PostSubject: Re: new guy in New Mexico    new guy in New Mexico  EmptyMon Jun 01, 2015 5:27 pm

Welcome aboard. Very Happy
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Age : 67
Location : Deming, NM
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PostSubject: deming   new guy in New Mexico  EmptyMon Jun 01, 2015 5:37 pm

Ocelot55 wrote:
Welcome! I grew up in Clayton, NM and I gotta say, there is not much in Deming! Welcome to BOB.

Actually, Deming is a whopping 13,000 now. I grew up in Lovington, which is probably about 9000 now - never recovered from the oil bust of the 70s. thanks guys
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PostSubject: Re: new guy in New Mexico    new guy in New Mexico  EmptyMon Jun 01, 2015 5:54 pm

Welcome Al! I like the way you've built your collection! Enjoy the board!
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Age : 67
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PostSubject: Re: new guy in New Mexico    new guy in New Mexico  EmptyMon Jun 01, 2015 6:00 pm

thanks stick. the great Escape was always a favorite movie of mine.
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Age : 49
Location : uk, plymouth
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PostSubject: Re: new guy in New Mexico    new guy in New Mexico  EmptyTue Jun 02, 2015 12:07 pm

well met sir..

I am new here too, all pipe boards seem to have a good share of gentlemen ( and ladies of course) that id be happy to meet on the street

you have been smoking pipes for longer than I have been alive, which is damn awesome

any hints or tips you care to share will be gratefully received.

kind regards

andy
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Age : 67
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PostSubject: Re: new guy in New Mexico    new guy in New Mexico  EmptyTue Jun 02, 2015 1:05 pm

welcome aboard. My advice is to start small. Start with a pipe you like- not necessarily the most expensive, but one you like. I have had Grabows that I smoked for decades that I loved. Find a tobacco you like- if you can get samplers of tobacco, that seems the best way to find a tobacco you like. Once you find a tobacco you like, you can buy it in bulk. I keep mine in the freezer/ refigerator- no need for an expensive humidor. Same with cigars- I keep them in the frig too. Enjoy and smoke in good health.
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PostSubject: Re: new guy in New Mexico    new guy in New Mexico  EmptyTue Jun 02, 2015 8:46 pm

Welcome aboard. i hope you enjoy your time here
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Age : 67
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PostSubject: Re: new guy in New Mexico    new guy in New Mexico  EmptyTue Jun 02, 2015 8:53 pm

thanks. I think i will enjoy it here. Al
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Age : 72
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PostSubject: Re: new guy in New Mexico    new guy in New Mexico  EmptyWed Jun 03, 2015 12:41 pm

Welcome to the Brotherhood. Stop by as often as you can.
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alsmith52

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Age : 67
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PostSubject: Re: new guy in New Mexico    new guy in New Mexico  EmptyWed Jun 03, 2015 12:47 pm

thanks. Al
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Age : 37
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PostSubject: Re: new guy in New Mexico    new guy in New Mexico  EmptyTue Jun 09, 2015 2:39 pm

alsmith52 wrote:
Ocelot55 wrote:
Welcome! I grew up in Clayton, NM and I gotta say, there is not much in Deming! Welcome to BOB.

Actually, Deming is a whopping 13,000 now. I grew up in Lovington, which is probably about 9000 now - never recovered from the oil bust of the 70s. thanks guys

I'm jealous of those small numbers. I live in Fairfax County and I think we're up to about 1,200,000! Not quite the quieter suburb I grew up in. But don't worry you can still get a nice starter house for $400,000.
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Age : 67
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PostSubject: Re: new guy in New Mexico    new guy in New Mexico  EmptyTue Jun 09, 2015 4:12 pm

juanmedusa wrote:
alsmith52 wrote:
Ocelot55 wrote:
Welcome! I grew up in Clayton, NM and I gotta say, there is not much in Deming! Welcome to BOB.

Actually, Deming is a whopping 13,000 now. I grew up in Lovington, which is probably about 9000 now - never recovered from the oil bust of the 70s. thanks guys

I'm jealous of those small numbers. I live in Fairfax County and I think we're up to about 1,200,000! Not quite the quieter suburb I grew up in. But don't worry you can still get a nice starter house for $400,000.

Before Deming, I lived in San Antonio,TX population 1.400.000 people and 5,000,000 cars -seemingly - at rush hour, all trying to get on Loop 410. I don't miss that. In San Antonio, a     $ 400,000 house would cost you $12,000 / year in property taxes. I don't miss that either. Al
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