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Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Hothog, Feb 9, 2011.

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  1. Hothog

    Hothog Member

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    Whenever I pull out my pipe with my Harley friends everyone reminices on what pipes they used to smoke and how they like the aroma, but its hard to find a current smoker. The only pipe smoking friends are on the net. Thank goodness for the net.
     
  2. Old Ted

    Old Ted Active Member

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    Sadly it's just a sign of the times, last week I spoke to an old gentleman with a battered, and well coloured meerschaum - the first pipeman I'd seen for six months - in my town.
    Cheers, OT
     
  3. Mister Moo

    Mister Moo Normal Cow Moderator

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    I propose you start the South Africa Oompaulers & Calabash Society to preserve and promote the heritage.

    There may be more out there than you think.

    Meantime, nice to have you here.
     
  4. AndyLowry

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    Don't feel bad. I remember the last time I saw anyone smoking a pipe, and it was eleven years ago. Makes me wonder where all those pipes on Ebay are going.
     
  5. Traderbob

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    I know what you mean. I was pulling out of a parking lot last week (smoking my pipe) when a guy pulled in in a pick up smoking his pipe. I caused a small traffic jam as I tried to stop and wave my pipe at him in a salute!

    Happy smoking.


     
  6. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    I rarely see pipesmokers in my area. Even the B&M's are full of cigar smokers - nary a pipeman in sight!

    But I'll never forget the time I was traveling on I-74 into central Illinois smoking my pipe when the car next to me honked and the passenger held up a tin of Dunhill Standard Mix (couldn't tell if it was Medium or Mild) and we exchanged thumbs up. Those occasions are so rare, it's hard to forget them when they do occur.
     
  7. Mister Moo

    Mister Moo Normal Cow Moderator

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    Sasquatch woulda flipped him the bird for anything less than Presbyterian Mixture.
     
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  8. BradNTX

    BradNTX Well-Known Member

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    LOL, I agree. I saw a guy walking across a street in downtown Gruene with a pipe sticking out of his mouth, and a wisp of smoke curling upwards. My wife picked on me because I made such a big deal about it. I wanted say hi, but didn't have quick access to my pipe, and thought I might get a mean look. :whistle:
     
  9. Hothog

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    Good one, Oom Paul and Calabash are available from the few pipe-makers here. Try "www.pietenpauw.co.za" and "www.ebenhart.co.za"
     
  10. ZuluSafari

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    I am not in SA anymore, but I lived in KwaZulu-Natal for a year. Does that count?

    I was really struck by your topic starter, as I was enjoying a briar full of Blue Train, reminiscing about my time in South Africa, and all the memories the tobacco was returning.

    Cheers!
     
  11. pipesmoker

    pipesmoker New Member

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    Hey guys

    Seems like I'm the only pipe smoker in the country. I'm trying to bring together the pipe smoking community of South Africa, so i started a south african pipe smokers forum to remedy the problem. Please join and invite all your south african pipe smoking friends so we can get the forum started.
    www.pipesmokersforum.co.za
    Thanks!
     
  12. DoverPipes

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    PM me. There are a bunch of fellas in RSA!
    Where are you located?
     
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