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GrampaGrossbart

GrampaGrossbart

Age : 106
Location : The Mountains
Registration date : 2012-03-28

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PostSubject: Big Move   Big Move EmptyFri Oct 19, 2018 2:31 am

Have a pretty major transition coming up that will no doubt keep me off the grid for a sizeable stretch--I'm moving to North Carolina at the end of the month. Have a ton to do between now and then, and will be roadtripping to boot, but can't wait to be back down south and be closer to family and friends. Headed for the Triangle and if memory serves we've got a few members around those parts, so hopefully once I'm settled in we can meet in person!
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D.L.Ruth

D.L.Ruth

Age : 38
Location : NC
Registration date : 2018-10-03

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PostSubject: Re: Big Move   Big Move EmptyFri Oct 19, 2018 6:01 am

I'll be heading down to Fayetteville area in early December
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DrT999

DrT999

Age : 61
Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-08-31

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PostSubject: Re: Big Move   Big Move EmptyFri Oct 19, 2018 6:53 am

Welcome to the Tarheel state -- there are worse places to live! Wink
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Brewdude

Age : 66
Location : Arid-zona
Registration date : 2011-05-04

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PostSubject: Re: Big Move   Big Move EmptyFri Oct 19, 2018 8:16 am

Best wishes on the big move Jesse. Give us a shout when you're all settled in at your new digs.


Cheers,

RR

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GeoffC

GeoffC

Age : 52
Location : North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-10-23

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PostSubject: Re: Big Move   Big Move EmptyFri Oct 19, 2018 9:06 am

Welcome to NC! I hang out in Apex Cigar Lounge. They have a killer selection of boutique cigars. I've been working with the owner about bring in pipe tobacco as there are quite a few that I have decided to start after seeing me smoke. The shop also carries Ken Silver's pipes on consignment. He lives in Garner and a super nice guy.

Triangle Area Pipe Smokers (TAPS), meets up in north Raleigh off Lead Mine Rd. I think next month they are trying to meet at the Elks Lodge. President stopped in the shop last week and is a fun guy. They do a pipe show in Spring at the fair grounds. Not super large but a good time.

If you have any questions or need recommendation about the area, don't be afraid to reach out!
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Zanaspus

Zanaspus

Age : 56
Registration date : 2009-12-27

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PostSubject: Re: Big Move   Big Move EmptyFri Oct 19, 2018 9:30 am

You'll love NC. Of all the places I've ever lived, that was my favorite by far.
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Puffy

Puffy

Age : 77
Location : North Carolina
Registration date : 2007-12-23

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PostSubject: Re: Big Move   Big Move EmptyFri Oct 19, 2018 12:29 pm

Welcome to Carolina from the Charlotte area.
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ftrplt

ftrplt

Age : 72
Location : Split between Raleigh, NC and OKC, OK
Registration date : 2007-12-15

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PostSubject: Re: Big Move   Big Move EmptyFri Oct 19, 2018 3:29 pm

I hang out in the "Triangle" 'bout half the time. Will be back there next Friday. Us "locals" do need to work on a get together!! cheers FTRPLT
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Davy Jones

Davy Jones

Registration date : 2016-04-25

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PostSubject: Re: Big Move   Big Move EmptyFri Oct 19, 2018 6:19 pm

I have moved too many times in my life. I wish you a speedy and problem free (well, as much as possible Wink ) relocation to NC.

BTW, why is it nicknamed the "Tarheel state"?
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GeoffC

GeoffC

Age : 52
Location : North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-10-23

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PostSubject: Re: Big Move   Big Move EmptyFri Oct 19, 2018 6:32 pm

During colonial times, North Carolina was a key supplier of naval stores. The tar, pitch, and turpentine produced by our longleaf pine trees, bountiful in the eastern part of the state, were used to coat wooden ships to prevent leaking and damage from shipworms.

The relentless black substance would produce a displeasing smell, so some would use the term “Tar Boilers” to describe the people who harvested it.

And, of course, it was messy to work with, too, inevitably winding up on the feet of workers, says Bill Ferris, a professor of American studies at UNC.

Like tar to heels, the nickname stuck. It would take a while for “Tar Heels” to be used to describe the state and its people as a whole. As for what is likely the first documented use of the phrase “Tar Heels,” we can look to the Civil War. One of the most popular explanations for the name gaining traction is recorded in Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-1865.

Full Text -> https://www.ourstate.com/why-is-north-carolina-called-the-tar-heel-state/
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GrampaGrossbart

GrampaGrossbart

Age : 106
Location : The Mountains
Registration date : 2012-03-28

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PostSubject: Re: Big Move   Big Move EmptyFri Oct 19, 2018 8:28 pm

Thank you all so much for the well wishes and warm welcomes (and the history lesson, Geoff!). Will def check out the TAPS meet-up in December—one of the things I’m really going to miss out here is the Seattle Pipe Club. More on the other side of moving madness...
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huffelpuff

Age : 49
Location : Laramie, WY
Registration date : 2011-12-10

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PostSubject: Re: Big Move   Big Move EmptySat Oct 20, 2018 12:14 am

Congratulations may your move be painless and give you what you seak.

Jim
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Ozark Wizard

Ozark Wizard

Age : 55
Location : Mark Twain National Forest, MO
Registration date : 2014-10-11

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PostSubject: Re: Big Move   Big Move EmptySat Oct 20, 2018 12:26 am

That is a long drive between locals. Safe travels and great adventures! cheers
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Davy Jones

Davy Jones

Registration date : 2016-04-25

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PostSubject: Re: Big Move   Big Move EmptySat Oct 20, 2018 8:30 am

GeoffC wrote:
During colonial times, North Carolina was a key supplier of naval stores. The tar, pitch, and turpentine produced by our longleaf pine trees, bountiful in the eastern part of the state, were used to coat wooden ships to prevent leaking and damage from shipworms.

The relentless black substance would produce a displeasing smell, so some would use the term “Tar Boilers” to describe the people who harvested it.

And, of course, it was messy to work with, too, inevitably winding up on the feet of workers, says Bill Ferris, a professor of American studies at UNC.

Like tar to heels, the nickname stuck. It would take a while for “Tar Heels” to be used to describe the state and its people as a whole. As for what is likely the first documented use of the phrase “Tar Heels,” we can look to the Civil War. One of the most popular explanations for the name gaining traction is recorded in Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-1865.

Full Text -> https://www.ourstate.com/why-is-north-carolina-called-the-tar-heel-state/

Thanks, Geoff!
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Timbo

Timbo

Age : 43
Location : Australia
Registration date : 2015-01-18

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PostSubject: Re: Big Move   Big Move EmptyFri Oct 26, 2018 1:29 am

Best of luck with the move Gramps and thanks for the history lesson Geoff. Always wondered where that term came from but was too lazy to google it.

Cheers all

Tim
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Corncobcon

Corncobcon

Age : 69
Location : From the prarie of KS. to Lake of the Ozarks, MO.
Registration date : 2017-10-15

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PostSubject: Re: Big Move   Big Move EmptyFri Oct 26, 2018 8:17 pm

Good luck with the move and I hope it all goes smoothly.

All these N.C. postings make me want to go back to the Ashville area. I used to hang out in Hendersonville where my in-laws lived and watched trains climb the hill at Saluda. I miss that.
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pepesdad1

pepesdad1

Age : 75
Location : Tallahassee, Florida
Registration date : 2013-03-03

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PostSubject: Big Move   Big Move EmptySun Oct 28, 2018 12:43 pm

Just came back from the Triangle where we escaped to avoid the storm..hangin out on the mountain, watching for bears...great folks who live there...and food can't be beat. Them Kentucky women sure know how to cook.
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GrampaGrossbart

GrampaGrossbart

Age : 106
Location : The Mountains
Registration date : 2012-03-28

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PostSubject: Re: Big Move   Big Move EmptyFri Nov 30, 2018 4:20 pm

Thanks again to everyone for the well wishes, advice, and intel! Have successfully transplanted to the Triangle, and will be hitting up my first meeting of TAPS next weekend if anyone else is available and interested. Details!
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