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PeterD

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Age : 67
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PostSubject: Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking   Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking EmptyThu Jun 16, 2016 11:43 pm

...today marks my 55th year of pipe smoking...I have never regretted that decision and I am as passionate today...well, perhaps even more so, than at any other time...


...It is not a habit...but a way of Life...  
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AJ

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Location : East of the Rocky Mountains
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PostSubject: Re: Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking   Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking EmptyFri Jun 17, 2016 12:22 am

Congratulations Peter, that's quite an accomplishment and not many can now or will ever be able to make that claim. Well done Sir!  Smile

AJ
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking   Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking EmptyFri Jun 17, 2016 1:20 am

Wow. You got me beat, though not by much. I started when I was 16 and was told it would stunt my growth. Good thing it did; I'm 6'4" and have always had difficulties getting into Ferraris, Jaguars, etc., and it ticks me off. Congratulations.
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Eric Furgeson

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Location : Tacoma, WA. U.S.A. Planet Earth, Milky Way, Galxie
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PostSubject: Re: Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking   Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking EmptyFri Jun 17, 2016 4:42 am

Congratulations Sir, May you be blessed with many more years of fine pipes and wonderful tobacco.
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oldmansmokingpipe

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PostSubject: Re: Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking   Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking EmptyFri Jun 17, 2016 6:37 am

congrats - i started at 15 - now coming up to 63. I had a couple of breaks though.  That latakia just keeps me coming back.

Enjoy many, many more!!!
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RDPipes

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PostSubject: Re: Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking   Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking EmptyFri Jun 17, 2016 8:03 am

Congratulations Peter! Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking Theman10 and may your tobacco always be dry and your pipe never sour.Wink
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Stick

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PostSubject: Re: Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking   Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking EmptyFri Jun 17, 2016 11:18 am

Richard Burley wrote:
... was told it would stunt my growth. Good thing it did; I'm 6'4"...

Probably the funniest thing I've heard in a long while. Tickled me pink that did.
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eklektos44

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PostSubject: Re: Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking   Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking EmptyFri Jun 17, 2016 11:20 am

Well congratulations Peter. Enjoy your celebration! Smile
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Stick

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PostSubject: Re: Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking   Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking EmptyFri Jun 17, 2016 11:21 am

Congrats Peter, that's a long time to be smoking a pipe.

If you could narrow it down, what's the one 'golden nugget' you've learnt (about pipe smoking) in that time?
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PostSubject: Re: Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking   Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking EmptyFri Jun 17, 2016 11:21 am

Congrats Peter, that's a long time to be smoking a pipe.

If you could narrow it down, what's the one 'golden nugget' you've learnt (about pipe smoking) in that time?
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Ozark Wizard

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Age : 55
Location : Mark Twain National Forest, MO
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PostSubject: Re: Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking   Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking EmptyFri Jun 17, 2016 1:15 pm

Truly amazing. Congratulations!
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Location : Arid-zona
Registration date : 2011-05-04

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PostSubject: Re: Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking   Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking EmptyFri Jun 17, 2016 3:28 pm

Congrats Peter on the anniversary. Not many can claim so many continuous years of piping pleasure.

sunny


Cheers,

RR


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PeterD

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Age : 67
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PostSubject: Re: Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking   Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking EmptyFri Jun 17, 2016 10:19 pm

Stick wrote:
Congrats Peter, that's a long time to be smoking a pipe.  

If you could narrow it down, what's the one 'golden nugget' you've learnt (about pipe smoking) in that time?

...my 'golden nugget' occurred many years ago when I realized that with pipes and tobacco there is no destination...only a continuing journey...
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ftrplt

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PostSubject: Re: Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking   Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking EmptySat Jun 18, 2016 12:56 pm

Wow!! 55 years, good for you!! I'm at 52 this September; didn't start 'til I was 18. Just curious...Do you remember your first pipe and tobacco? cheers FTRPLT
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babysinister

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PostSubject: Re: Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking   Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking EmptySat Jun 18, 2016 6:50 pm

Congrats! I smoked my first pipe (a basket pipe of course) in 1966, so this year is my 50th anniversary. So. right behind you, sir.
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PeterD

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Age : 67
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PostSubject: Re: Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking   Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking EmptySun Jun 19, 2016 9:51 pm

ftrplt wrote:
Wow!! 55 years, good for you!! I'm at 52 this September; didn't start 'til I was 18. Just curious...Do you remember your first pipe and tobacco? cheers FTRPLT

...my first pipe was a DR. Graybow rustic billiard shape...with a tin of PA...total cost was $1.10...
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PostSubject: Re: Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking   Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking EmptyMon Jun 20, 2016 2:11 pm

PeterD wrote:
ftrplt wrote:
Wow!! 55 years, good for you!! I'm at 52 this September; didn't start 'til I was 18. Just curious...Do you remember your first pipe and tobacco? cheers FTRPLT

...my first pipe was a DR. Graybow rustic billiard shape...with a tin of PA...total cost was $1.10...

Mine was a Dr. Graybow and Half & Half!!!! Wow, a $1.10!!! Big purchase for a nine year old!!! Good for you cheers FTRPLT
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PostSubject: Re: Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking   Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking EmptyMon Jun 20, 2016 3:48 pm

ftrplt wrote:
PeterD wrote:
ftrplt wrote:
Wow!! 55 years, good for you!! I'm at 52 this September; didn't start 'til I was 18. Just curious...Do you remember your first pipe and tobacco? cheers FTRPLT

...my first pipe was a DR. Graybow rustic billiard shape...with a tin of PA...total cost was $1.10...

Mine was a Dr. Graybow and Half & Half!!!! Wow, a $1.10!!! Big purchase for a nine year old!!! Good for you cheers FTRPLT

...back then there were no laws regarding tobacco...in fact, the old Dr. who ran the drug store was a neighbor and I kept his grass cut...on a number of occasions he would let me pick out a new pipe and two tins of tobacco as payment...so I was fortunate.

In fact, he was my first "teacher of the pipe" and I would watch and listen as he showed me all his various ways to clean, smoke, tamp, and load the bowl...
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PostSubject: Re: Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking   Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking EmptyMon Jun 20, 2016 7:45 pm

And in a similar, but slightly different vein-

I clearly remember going to the local drugstore as a kid of 9 or 10 yrs old, where there was a display of pipe 'baccy on the counter and being able to purchase my Pap's favourite blend for his birthday or Xmas present.

Times were different back then!



Cheers,

RR

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PostSubject: Re: Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking   Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking EmptyMon Jun 20, 2016 8:40 pm

Congrats! Good show. I'm 68 and smoked my first when I was 18...so I'm right there with you. Well, close anyway.

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PostSubject: Re: Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking   Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking EmptyMon Jun 20, 2016 9:59 pm

PeterD wrote:
ftrplt wrote:
PeterD wrote:
ftrplt wrote:
Wow!! 55 years, good for you!! I'm at 52 this September; didn't start 'til I was 18. Just curious...Do you remember your first pipe and tobacco? cheers FTRPLT

...my first pipe was a DR. Graybow rustic billiard shape...with a tin of PA...total cost was $1.10...

Mine was a Dr. Graybow and Half & Half!!!! Wow, a $1.10!!! Big purchase for a nine year old!!! Good for you cheers FTRPLT

...back then there were no laws regarding tobacco...in fact, the old Dr. who ran the drug store was a neighbor and I kept his grass cut...on a number of occasions he would let me pick out a new pipe and two tins of tobacco as payment...so I was fortunate.

In fact, he was my first "teacher of the pipe" and I would watch and listen as he showed me all his various ways to clean, smoke, tamp, and load the bowl...

Ahhh...Back in the good ol' days Very Happy Great memories!! cheers FTRPLT
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PostSubject: Re: Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking   Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking EmptyTue Jun 21, 2016 9:50 am

Congratulations! I'm 50 years behind you....
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Sid.Stavros

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PostSubject: Re: Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking   Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking EmptyWed Jun 22, 2016 3:21 pm

Congratulations! As we say here in Greece "make them a hundred". Wink
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Timbo

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PostSubject: Re: Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking   Celebrating 55 years of Pipe Smoking EmptyWed Jun 22, 2016 10:42 pm

Another big congratulations here Peter and thanks for the wisdom.

Cheers

Tim
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Wonderful! Congratulations! cheers
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