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  1. trudger

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    A great big hello to everyone. A catchy title only because there are some doozies going right now! Where else in the pipe world are there guys doing experiments with briar soaking and Mothernature talking about stroking a pipe? My name is Eric and I am from Metro Detroit, been smoking a pipe since '87 off and on. No more nails so I am all in now. Currently tryouts with the C&D/Pease blends are on going and I am enjoying Triple Play. Some others I also enjoy are the Kendal twists, Irish Flake, FVF, Vapers, and Margate etc. etc. I won't join the blather about what is gone cause it gone.
    I would also like to thank you all for the on going conversation about pipes and tobacco which I have been reading from the sidelines. I am stepping out of the shadows because I want to be a part of the fun and comraderie and learn some new things. Been at this long enough to be helpful and hopefully smart enough to ask questions. So, here we go.....

    Trudger

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  2. mikethompson

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    Trudger, welcome to the forums! As you have seen we are quite a bunch here. Make yourself at home!

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    Welcome to the nuthouse! Love your avatar BTW.

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    Welcome.


    So you say you can drink? Well, I'm from Wisconsin. Try to keep up.
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    Cheers and welcome. You know, the funny thing is that the posts you mention above as wild were posted by sober guys.

    Neal
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  6. trudger

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    Thank you for the greetings! Looking forward to the adventure of the online pipe club. Maybe even learn more about Cato the Elder from @Verporchting!

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    Welcome Trudger. I stepped out of the shadows about 10 months ago and have been enjoying every minute of it.

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    Welcomer Trudger. Did you get that name from the movie "A Knight's Tale"?

    Ubi Ignis Est?
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    Killer avatar! One of the best pipe-related avatars I've seen.

    Welcome.

    Not the sweet, new grass with flowers is this harvesting of mine;
    Not the upland clover bloom...
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  10. trudger

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    @ashdigger Funny really, yes, but at the same time a huge resounding no. Haha. Lots of hiking to fly fish and shoot birds plus something about a road to happy destiny. Besides everyone knows some pipe smoker named Eric and my other nick name is personally degrading.

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    Welcome to the forum Trudger.

    "So it goes." - K.V.
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    Welcome to the hive.

    “The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began.
    Now far ahead the Road has gone, I must follow if I can
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    Welcome. Nice avatar!

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    Welcome to our nuthouse! Glad to have you here!

    Bill

    Head Black Frigate keelhauler, boss powder monkey, & troublemaker 1st class.
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    Welcome from Texas. That is indeed a nice avatar.

    Arrrrr, shiver me timbers! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September the 19th!!!
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    Welcome bud from Indiana.

    The walls have ears, the windows have eyes, and the wise man tells no lies.
    You can offer someone a cigar, but you can never offer someone your pipe.
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    Welcome Aboard

    Life's most valuable treasure is..Love
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    Welcome!

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    Thanks again for the warm welcomes! I like the smoking bird, reminds me of an old noisy raven I know.

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    Welcome to the forums lot of great folks here

    "I'm a kind person, I'm kind to everyone, but if you are unkind to me, then kindness is not what you will remember me for." - Al Capone
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    Welcome from Texas!

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    Welcome aboard from a fellow Metro Detroiter!

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    Sweet old Ford Mahew!! Love the fact that it is not hacked into a rod. People would never believe the old cars,trucks, and motorcycles people have around here. Glad to have a fellow Michigander in the mix, we turn up everywhere. Do you have any Cayuga pipes from Paul’s up in Flint? Great place to stop on the way Up North!

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    Welcome from the other side of the Mitten.

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    Welcome..and beware of the "preferred" members, for many of them (not all), it's like arguing with your wife!

    “It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest”
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    Welcome to the forum

    I like the smoking bird, reminds me of an old noisy raven I know.

    Love this picture

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    Hello, Eric. Trudge on in.

    Econo, preferred members are just those who have accrued a certain number of posts and been registered a certain amount of time, just like you did, going from "new member" to "member".

    It's not really a category of persons worth denigrating, as you, too, will become one if you stick around.

    Now, I guess I have to go see A Knight's Tale. Any good? Rotten Tomatoes gives it 50%.

    Gunner, Black Frigate. Say "Hello" to my little friend!
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    it's like arguing with your wife!

    LOL, I understand jay...lol

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    Yo @bouwser west side people are so chill! My son goes to school at Ferris. Love the D but can’t wait to GTFO to north of the 45th parallel.

    @davet gotta watch the crows, steal your smokes and hit on your girl.

    @economistfisherman I’m from Detroit man, I got this. Thanks for the heads up and welcome.

    @jtex you wordsmith. Miss the movie, spend time with someone you love.

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    Yo @bouwser west side people are so chill! My son goes to school at Ferris. Love the D but can’t wait to GTFO to north of the 45th parallel.

    In many ways, yes we are. My wife grew up near Pontiac/Keego Harbor area. She could never see herself moving back. I wouldn't be able to handle the driving among so many people. Do you have a place up north?

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    I live near Keego in Bloomfield Twp. My parents have had a place in Elk Rapids since I was a kid. Spent summers there sailing and fishing the Boardman and Jordan rivers. Lived in Marquette going NMU so I could fish, hunt birds, camp, and go to school. Pattern was set in the north near big water and rivers haha. Stuck in Metro D making a living and raising kids. I complain yet have made a nice life here with my family.
    You get up north or live far enough that it’s your back yard? I heard there’s a pipe cub in GR?

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    Glad you're here. Asking questions is great form when new.

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    I live near Keego in Bloomfield Twp. My parents have had a place in Elk Rapids since I was a kid. Spent summers there sailing and fishing the Boardman and Jordan rivers. Lived in Marquette going NMU so I could fish, hunt birds, camp, and go to school. Pattern was set in the north near big water and rivers haha. Stuck in Metro D making a living and raising kids. I complain yet have made a nice life here with my family.
    You get up north or live far enough that it’s your back yard? I heard there’s a pipe cub in GR?

    My in-laws live off of Orchard Lake road in Bloomfield now. Used to live in Sylvan Lake.

    I do get up north quite often. My wife, kid and I try to make at least one trip a summer. Last and this summer to Crystal Lake. Now Marquette is where it is at. I absolutely love it up there and wish I had known about NMU when I was looking at schools. Metro D is good. There is plenty to do and great people taboot.

    Yes there is a pipe club. I am fairly new to this smoking pipe thing, so I have just joined the club in 2019. I'll try to make the first meeting (unless I've missed it already) but the weather is supposed to be frightful tomorrow (I think the meeting is tomorrow though it may have been last Monday.).

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    Oddly enough, I was at Paul’s yesterday with my son. We both have a Cayuga or two. It’s worth noting that they have a 40% off deal on T. Cristiano Pipes right now. I think through the end of the month.

    Small world, I went to Northern as well. Used to be a cool pipe shop up there. I can’t remember for the life of me what it was called though. It’s been a few years.

    Thanks on the truck. The old girl is still powered by a flathead.

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    I like the Corvid avatar and also the photo on the thread. Crows, ravens, jays, etc. are extremely smart and fun to get to know, if you can. Welcome aboard.

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    Is that THE Raven?

    Nevermore!

    Welcome to the forum!!

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    Welcome !

    "You are remembered for the rules you break." - General Douglas MacArthur
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    This is not as epic as I had hoped. Fairly standard by most measures. Heh. Welcome aboard, nice to see more step from the shadows.

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