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smoker13



Age : 63
Location : Western Mass
Registration date : 2016-01-12

PostSubject: I'm Back! (well, almost)   Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:04 pm

Hello, everyone. I started smoking a pipe in the mid-90's, completely out of the blue, maybe because I was in my 40's and a bird hunter and always considered myself a 19th century soul? Who knows, it happened. But then I STOPPED in the mid aughts (is that the right term for the 21st century? I'm saying around 2005 - 6). I had stockpiled a small collection of G L Pease (3 cans each of Barbary, Haddo's, Renaissance, Mephisto, Odyssey, and Samarra alon g with 3 100g cans of Dark Star, 3 100g cans of 2003 Christmas Cheer and the odd can of Bayou Morning Flake and the like. 2 cans of S G Perfection. You get the idea. Still got them.

Anyway, Equally out of the blue, about a month ago I started getting interested in "the pipe" again and buying up a whole bunch (maybe a dozen by now? I gotta stop!) off the Smokingpipes.com site and a lot of old favorite tobacco and a who9le lot of new ones I never tried.

I can tell you right now my favorite from the old days was MacBaren Navy Flake. Period.

Anyway, I live in Western Massachusetts, the weather was unbelievably warm up until New Year's eve and then BANG! Winter. I've had a chance to smoke one of my new pipes once, walking my dog as I do in the woods every morning. Cold or no cold I HAD to try it out again. Haddo's Delight. Well, brothers, you may as well have shot me up with every street drug in the world. By the time I made it back to my car I was a goner. I somehow made the 10 mile drive back to my house, got upstairs and laid down for a couple, few hours until I came back down to earth.

Needless to say, that is NOT how I remember Haddo's Delight! Just not used to it I brilliantly deduced. When the weather gets warmer and I start up calmly, immobile and intelligently I'm going to start out with my favorite VA Flakes.

I should also mention that I am a Chronic Pain sufferer - Radicular Neuropathy which means in English: I have constant sciatica in my left leg from the buttock to the toe and of course I take meds for that. Could have something to do with that previously mention smoking effect.

Anyway, I could ramble even longer than I have already, but I'll spare you. Just want to fit in that I worked for 25+ years for Dow Jones & Co., Inc and am now 61 years old and have been teaching myself to paint in oils for the past 8 years, with major interruptions. NOW I'll let you go!
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eklektos44

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Age : 61
Location : Virginia
Registration date : 2015-04-10

PostSubject: Re: I'm Back! (well, almost)   Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:08 pm

Welcome to BoB. Enjoy your stay! Smile
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Richard Burley

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Location : North Coast NY
Registration date : 2011-04-09

PostSubject: Re: I'm Back! (well, almost)   Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:36 pm

Yep, Haddo's will do it--apparently even the aged stuff. Welcome.
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Brewdude

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Age : 65
Location : Near the Emerald city
Registration date : 2011-05-04

PostSubject: Re: I'm Back! (well, almost)   Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:10 pm

Welcome to BoB. Yes, Haddo's is pretty stout in the nic-dept. Wonderful flavor though, and aging is key.

Nice intro btw. Feel free to jump into any thread.


Cheers,

RR
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hobie1dog

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

PostSubject: Re: I'm Back! (well, almost)   Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:10 pm

Outstanding first post. welcome to the forum. we love pics too, especially the dog.
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Stick

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Age : 47
Location : 'Blighty'
Registration date : 2014-02-19

PostSubject: Re: I'm Back! (well, almost)   Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:19 pm

Welcome to the fold Number 13 and well done for finding your way back to the pleasures of the briar.

Cheers,

Stick
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DrT999

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

PostSubject: Re: I'm Back! (well, almost)   Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:25 pm

Welcome to BoB! I hope you have a lot of fun here

"T"
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Dave1066

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Location : Dorset, UK
Registration date : 2015-12-21

PostSubject: Re: I'm Back! (well, almost)   Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:40 pm

Welcome to the forum, great place to be to talk all subject tobaccoiana
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PostSubject: Re: I'm Back! (well, almost)   Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:37 pm

Welcome to the Brotherhood! cheers
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KevinM



Age : 74
Location : Connecticut
Registration date : 2012-02-26

PostSubject: Re: I'm Back! (well, almost)   Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:46 pm

Welcome. I enjoyed your tale of your re-intro to Haddo's Delight. Funny how a smoker can build up a tolerance ... take a break ... and then Pow! And we're almost neighbors, well, neighboring states, anyway.
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Jevverrett

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Age : 35
Location : Meriden, Ct
Registration date : 2014-12-13

PostSubject: Re: I'm Back! (well, almost)   Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:12 pm

KevinM wrote:
Welcome. I enjoyed your tale of your re-intro to Haddo's Delight.  Funny how a smoker can build up a tolerance ... take a break ... and then Pow! And we're almost neighbors, well, neighboring states, anyway.

Oh my god! I thought I was the lone Nutmeger here.

Welcome aboard, 13. Nice intro too.
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puros_bran
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Location : Brandenburg, Ky
Registration date : 2007-12-10

PostSubject: Re: I'm Back! (well, almost)   Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:12 am

Radicular neuropathy is the BOMB! All the cool kids have it.
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DrumsAndBeer

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Age : 45
Location : Northern, CA
Registration date : 2012-04-04

PostSubject: Re: I'm Back! (well, almost)   Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:02 pm

Welcome. Cool

Yeah jumping back into piping with Haddo's Delight could be a little rough. drunken

Mac Baren Navy Flake, I need to revisit that one some time.

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Ozark Wizard

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Age : 53
Location : Mark Twain National Forest, MO
Registration date : 2014-10-11

PostSubject: Re: I'm Back! (well, almost)   Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:52 pm

Welcome to the forum!

I have yet to try any Pease's stuff. Maybe Haddos would be a good head knocker to start with?

I look forward to the banter!
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hobie1dog

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

PostSubject: Re: I'm Back! (well, almost)   Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:35 am

How about a picture of one of your paintings too?
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TwelveAMnTX

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Location : TX
Registration date : 2015-06-26

PostSubject: Re: I'm Back! (well, almost)   Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:53 pm

Welcome to BoB!
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