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fishnbanjo

fishnbanjo

Age : 70
Location : southern me
Registration date : 2013-01-11

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PostSubject: Not a great day for a smoke outside    Not a great day for a smoke outside  EmptyFri May 26, 2017 12:57 pm

My old glasses were giving me fits as I couldn't keep from getting disoriented while walking due to the bifocal portion making me off balance. It was so bad that I took one heck of a fall the other day and landed in the 1/2 whiskey barrel planter my wife has with quite a few plants in it and I managed to break one of them, thankfully she was able to salvage it.

I was given prescriptions for reading glasses and distance glasses, the reading glasses came the day I fell and are fantastic for reading and doing close up work but need to be moved off my nose if I look up or taken off if I want to walk around. The distance glasses came today and they are fantastic as well. It is going to be a few days before it becomes a habit to change them but I'm already making progress today.

It's been raining for several days, we actually got 2" overnight and the end is nowhere in sight. I generally don't take my good pipes out in this kind of weather but I had just about 1/2 a pipes worth of Aston Brindle Flake ready so I rubbed out a coin of Comoy's Cask 7 which filled the Dunhill DRR C- EE pot to perfection and keeping it smokey made me almost forget the rain.
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Richard Burley

Richard Burley

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

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PostSubject: Re: Not a great day for a smoke outside    Not a great day for a smoke outside  EmptyFri May 26, 2017 2:24 pm

Ooh...I, the classic lover, love that one, Sir Banjo.
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fishnbanjo

fishnbanjo

Age : 70
Location : southern me
Registration date : 2013-01-11

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PostSubject: Re: Not a great day for a smoke outside    Not a great day for a smoke outside  EmptyFri May 26, 2017 3:35 pm

Here's a better look see.
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Richard Burley wrote:
Ooh...I, the classic lover, love that one, Sir Banjo.
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Richard Burley

Richard Burley

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

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PostSubject: Re: Not a great day for a smoke outside    Not a great day for a smoke outside  EmptyFri May 26, 2017 3:47 pm

Yep, it's real. Dunhill at its finest, I would say.
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Ozark Wizard

Ozark Wizard

Age : 56
Location : Mark Twain National Forest, MO
Registration date : 2014-10-11

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PostSubject: Re: Not a great day for a smoke outside    Not a great day for a smoke outside  EmptyFri May 26, 2017 4:12 pm

Yes sir, fine pipe!
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fishnbanjo

fishnbanjo

Age : 70
Location : southern me
Registration date : 2013-01-11

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PostSubject: Re: Not a great day for a smoke outside    Not a great day for a smoke outside  EmptyFri May 26, 2017 5:41 pm

Probably one of the more expensive pipes that was made at Dunhill in 1948 too.
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KevinM



Age : 77
Location : Connecticut
Registration date : 2012-02-26

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PostSubject: Re: Not a great day for a smoke outside    Not a great day for a smoke outside  EmptyFri May 26, 2017 6:25 pm

Dumb question, mebbe -- How are your shoes? A good fit and firm support can go a long way to keeping a fella upright. Those very classy pipes could be damaged in a fall!
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fishnbanjo

fishnbanjo

Age : 70
Location : southern me
Registration date : 2013-01-11

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PostSubject: Re: Not a great day for a smoke outside    Not a great day for a smoke outside  EmptyFri May 26, 2017 8:24 pm

Not a dumb question at all, throughout my entire life, save 4 years in the military, I always purchased shoes with the best support possible.

Due to episodes I have due to a neurological disorder one leg has been stretched to 1" longer than the other and I must wear orthotics to adjust the difference. I simply forgot to remove my glasses and the whole thing happened so fast I didn't even have time to react. I had my MM Twain in my mouth but was more concerned with my dSLR which I had with a long telephoto lens attached luckily nothing horrible happened save my wife's plant, a few bruises and my pride, regards.
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KevinM wrote:
Dumb question, mebbe -- How are your shoes? A good fit and firm support can go a long way to keeping a fella upright. Those very classy pipes could be damaged in a fall!
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KevinM



Age : 77
Location : Connecticut
Registration date : 2012-02-26

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PostSubject: Re: Not a great day for a smoke outside    Not a great day for a smoke outside  EmptySat May 27, 2017 8:12 pm


I hear ya. My left leg is about half an inch shorter than the right one and my knees are hyper extended. Longish, dull tale. The cure sounds worse than the problem, so at this stage of the game I plan to ignore it. But I can be a little wobbly when I'm tired, never was much of a sprinter, and I hate to push a heavily loaded grocery cart. When I limp home from the grocery store, I head out to the deck with a loaded briar (or cob depending on weather), and let the old legs rest for half an hour. Good luck.
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Richard Burley

Richard Burley

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

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PostSubject: Re: Not a great day for a smoke outside    Not a great day for a smoke outside  EmptySun May 28, 2017 9:59 pm

One of these, a DR, just went for $3080 on Ebay. I think that's hilarious. I don't know what the letters mean, either, other than they ascend with the quality. Yours looks like a higher grade, Banjo, than that one. Interestin'.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1969-Dunhill-Root-Briar-DR-H-Straight-Grain-Dublin-Pipe-COOPERSARK-NO-RESERVE-/352058684437?ul_noapp=true&nma=true&si=O7k%252FaCTIVH5LyseGa7Hf%252FnZAo7Q%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
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fishnbanjo

fishnbanjo

Age : 70
Location : southern me
Registration date : 2013-01-11

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PostSubject: Re: Not a great day for a smoke outside    Not a great day for a smoke outside  EmptySun May 28, 2017 10:44 pm

Actually the H Grade was the highest grade made during the second period now they use an * there isn't much information that I have been able to find about the first period when mine was made but I have seen a few H Grades and agree mine looks like a higher grade in comparison, go figure.
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