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riff raff

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PostSubject: Broken Pipe - MD Governor Marvin Mandel   Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:46 am

Former Maryland Governor, Marvin Mandel passed away yesterday. He was rarely photographed without a pipe in his hand. He favored Longchamp pipes and has a roomful of pipe at his mansion in Annapolis MD. I've met him several times over the few last years thru my wife's job. He knew I smoked pipes and invited me several times to his mansion and said "I need to give you some of my pipes". I never took the opportunity, and now lost.

This is the Governor and I at the Inauguration Ball in January. He said "you are the pipe guy, you are supposed to come and visit me".

Please don't make this thread about politics.





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PostSubject: Re: Broken Pipe - MD Governor Marvin Mandel   Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:53 am

Marvin looked like he was quite the character, sorry for your loss Al and may he rest in peace.
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PostSubject: Re: Broken Pipe - MD Governor Marvin Mandel   Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:49 am

riff raff wrote:
 ...He was rarely photographed without a pipe in his hand.

Wow. There's a phrase from a bygone era. Reminds me of the pictures of Coke Stevenson, governor of Texas, in Robert Caro's Means of Ascent. The Years of Lyndon Johnson.
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PostSubject: Re: Broken Pipe - MD Governor Marvin Mandel   Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:49 am

A Longchamp guy can't be all bad!!!! You lost a good friend Sad FTRPLT
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PostSubject: Re: Broken Pipe - MD Governor Marvin Mandel   Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:50 am

Sorry for your personal loss riff raff.

Politics schmalitics. With the exception of a few nut jobs on the the far left/right we all just want the same thing. To have a little coffee and maybe a piece of toast each morning, To go to work, to come home and play with our wife/kids/dogs/toys, to mow our grass on Thursday so we can catch the game Friday night, to maybe have a beer or a cold coca-cola and relax a little, to feel like we've done good in our life. Your friend did that. He lived a long life and tried to do right, what more can anyone ask for.

Rest in peace Governor.
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PostSubject: Re: Broken Pipe - MD Governor Marvin Mandel   Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:02 pm

Sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.
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PostSubject: Re: Broken Pipe - MD Governor Marvin Mandel   Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:02 pm

Sounds like he was a very nice gentleman, sorry to hear about his passing, my condolences to you/yours, his family & everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.
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PostSubject: Re: Broken Pipe - MD Governor Marvin Mandel   Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:05 pm

Sorry to hear of your loss. It's never easy to lose a friend regardless of politics. My heartfelt condolences to all who knew him and his family.

Jim
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PostSubject: Re: Broken Pipe - MD Governor Marvin Mandel   Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:40 pm

Al the loss of any friend is tragic regardless of politics. You have my sincerest sympathies. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Broken Pipe - MD Governor Marvin Mandel   Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:35 pm

The first time I met him, was at a fundraiser for my wife's boss. I think he was 85 at the time. His handler was trying to move him along, but he said "just a minute, I'm talking to this young fellow about pipes". He was a character.
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PostSubject: Re: Broken Pipe - MD Governor Marvin Mandel   Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:38 pm

riff raff wrote:
The first time I met him, was at a fundraiser for my wife's boss.  I think he was 85 at the time.  His handler was trying to move him along, but he said "just a minute, I'm talking to this young fellow about pipes".  He was a character.

Be happy for your interaction with him Al. Remember him with love and affection as a fellow piper. May his journey from here and your memory be blessed.


Cheers,

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PostSubject: Re: Broken Pipe - MD Governor Marvin Mandel   Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:14 am

Great story Al. Sorry for your loss and may he RIP.
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