Discussion in 'OTC Over the counter tobacco' started by Lucky Duck, Mar 4, 2013.
Sorry for your recent loss, Estoban.
thanx Lucky Duck......This week I received almost 5 lbs. of Dunhill 965 from Arts wonderful and thoughtful wife. The 965 is in bad shape (dry and crumbly) but is rehydrating nicely....so I have a ton of smoking to do in remembrance and gratitude....
A fine lady by the name of Laura Knight Jadcyzk (LJK).
She's not a pipe but a cigarello smoker but I learnt all that was good about smoking tobacco from her which led me to pipe smoking for I had always loved the smell of pipe tobacco since I was a kid. Back then, you could smoke in the cinema and I recall the first time I smelt the amazing aroma during a movie. It was much later that I realized that same aroma came from a pipe tobacco. I believe it was some cherry blend. But by the time I was old enough to smoke, pipe smokers had practically disappeared from our milieu and smoke from cheap, nasty local ciggies filled the place, which I found rather unpleasant. So it was only very recently when I came across LKJ's writings that the concept of pipe smoking suddenly re-surfaced...long live pipe smokers!
Very fitting thread... thanks, Luck Duck
Well I guess all you fellas on here have been my mentors. Im sure someone at some point in my life someone smoked a pipe as all the smells are so familiar. Perhaps in a past life I was a smoker and am in some strange way mentoring myself. But I should say thanks all the old Codgers and codgers to be on PSF its said so often but never looses anything because its true... this place is awesome......... wipe a tear, squish a bug, light a pipe
Love Ma and Pa K !
^ Spill taught me everything I know. Now I am so Zen my pipe lights itself.
I don't have one but I really wish I did. Been piping for 7 years now, self taught and I'm 100% positive I could learn something to get more out of my smokes. But, everything seems to be working out ok so far, and until I find out what i'm missing, ignorance is bliss
Since coming back to the pipe in July, most of what I have learned has been from the posts on this forum. There is a wealth of information here and an amazing group of enablers willing to share their experience. A special thanks though to Berg and MentorBV.
Ive picked it up on my own with help from you fellas. I had a few trial runs in HS but that's a whole different story.
Outside of practical experience, this forum has been the place I turn to for answers. When I first joined, @dmkerr and @RTOdhner offered some great personal advice through PM. Thank you, fellows.
I "mentored" myself - basically I was the first one smoking a pipe in my family
My Pop Pop of course !
But, I always loved the smell and apparent calmness of those I saw smoking a pipe; and I'm a bit of a nostalgic
I started pipe smoking before the internet and pipe smoking forums. My great grandfather was a pipe smoker but he died when I was just 5 yrs old. I didn't have a mentor so I learned on my own thru alot of trial and error. When pipe smoking forums came along I did learn alot more and am still learning. It's an ongoing process for all of us.
I'm pretty much like Unfunix - self taught but influenced by my grandfather & my fly-fishing mentors. That said, I've learnt a heck of a lot from belonging to pipe forums. And the learning continues.
Well he was my inspiration for it. He died at 96 when I was 6. But it's because of him I wanted to smoke a pipe. Heck I wanted to do it when I was 5 ! Lol. I taught myself. If it wasn't for my Grandpop though I wouldn't have gravitated to it. I remember the aroma from his pipe, like many it was the first thing I noticed about it. And from then, I thought it smelled good.