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A Unique Birthday Gift

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  1. mirain

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    I celebrated my birthday this week and was surprised by my 15 year old nephew with the following poem. I also received a pipe (a Caminetto, rusticated,full bent) but the poem trumps it all.

    Uncle Mike
    Has many pipes
    Every day a different type
    Different look
    Different feel
    So many that you have to wonder if they are all real
    Enough to smoke for a year straight
    Some may say it is his fate
    Knows all there is to know about them
    From the bowl to the stem
    Each one has a different scent
    Tobacco of the past
    Smoked until the last
    Each with a history of its own
    Keeps most at his home
    Each unique in its own special way
    Especially the ones he buys used, on eBay

    It's hard to soar like an eagle when you work with pigeons.
    Posted 1 year ago #
  2. brdavidson

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    That's awesome!

    Posted 1 year ago #
  3. redbeard

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    Hapy b-day!!!

    That is great!! Loves his unkle

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Good one. Happy birthday, uncle Mike!

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Vary good! Happy Birthday!

    U.S.M.C. (SEMPER FI)
    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Happy Birthday, Mike

    Your nephew must be a great and thoughtful kid.

    Congrats to you

    Allan

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    Posted 1 year ago #
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    That is an awesome poem and a great gesture. Happy birthday by the way.

    Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Wow, great poem. Perhaps a good starter pipe & tobacco would be just the gift for him on his 18th.

    “Bipartisan usually means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.” – George Carlin
    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Touching how your nephew made such astute observations and loves his uncle.

    Happy Birthday, Mike!

    Posted 1 year ago #
  10. yadan

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    Happy birthday!
    Enjoy the poem, your nephew and your new pipe!

    "I'm always easy to please since I'm always satisfied with the very best." - Oscar Wilde
    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Memories are made of this. Happy Birthday!

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    That poem is something to keep close to your heart for many years. Very awesome nephew you have there.

    Kent

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Happy Birthday Uncle Mike!

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    Happy Birthday Mike! Your nephew knows you pretty well, that should be pretty flattering.

    Al

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Kids got skills! Happy birthday!

    As long as I got a pipe full of baccy and a nose full of snuff, I'm a happy camper
    Cigarettes are an addiction, cigars are a hobby, pipes are a religion
    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Happy Birthday! What a great kid!

    A smile will always keep them guessing.
    Posted 1 year ago #
  18. mirain

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    Perhaps a good starter pipe & tobacco would be just the gift for him on his 18th.

    Great idea. Thanks for all your good wishes, gents.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  19. smokeybear

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    15 year old genius, Happy birthday


    A Great Storm No Matter How Great, Will Always Pass.
    But The Clam After, Is What You Must Master, In Order For Life To Last.
    Posted 1 year ago #
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    That is Great,a Lot of Love in Those words.

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    That poem would put a lump in my throat , great thing. The old cajun

    The Old Cajun
    Posted 1 year ago #

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