Lori Brown
When Kevin was invited by Matt Guss to be the Keynote Speaker at the 2015 Seattle Pipe Club Annual Dinner, he was truly honored. The Seattle Pipe Club is one of the largest in the country with 340 members. Kevin was so excited that he called me from the Chicago Pipe Show to tell me that we were going to Seattle in January.

January seemed a long way off from May at that time. In the meantime, I have since learned to smoke a pipe, by only the best of course, but am still considered a newbie at the hobby (I still have a hard time lighting a pipe and of course keeping it lit—kind of important). Kevin thought it would be fun to hear my version of The Seattle Pipe Club Annual Dinner and asked me to write this article. I plan to chronologically tell you about some of our Seattle experiences that led up to the main event and then provide my version of the day of the dinner in full detail.

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