My Grandfather was probably a pillar of the Codger Community. He was a quiet, soft-spoken man who was very direct, extremely frugal, clever, and always practical. He raised fine cattle and owned a small trucking/ excavation business. I spent most of my early years following him around doing farm chores and on various job sites. He was also an original tobacco blender--codger style! He almost always wore a denim barn jacket with corduroy collar and big patch pockets on each side. When going out the kitchen door every morning, he would pause at the sideboard where he kept his pound tobacco cans and take a handful of Half & Half and another handful of Granger both of which he put into his right patch pocket. He smoked steady all day long and simply dipped his pipe into the right pocket when needing a refill. This worked well for him except that often times a secret ingredient ( gravel, grain, sawdust, hay chaff, or dried cow dung) accidentally found its way into the blend while going about his daily routine---making for a very unique blend! His pipe maintenance program was simple---- never used pipe cleaners, treatments, etc.--- Cleaning was accomplished with the air compressor in the shop and a special jig he made. Reaming was done by the wire brush on a battery terminal/ cable tool---codger style! Thanks. R.F.P.