Hello all. Been lurking for some time, decided it was time to join. I am a father of 5, with 7 grandchildren, hence "papparalph". My father and several of my uncle's smoked pipes, infrequently. I was given a tote full of pipes in 2009, I found them intriguing. So much so I had to try smoking one. Turns out I find it very relaxing.looking forward to participating on the forum.