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  1. p1p3dr3am

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    Hey, everyone! I am brand new to pipe smoking after years of smoking cigars. Gotta say, so far I love it! Hope to connect with fellow enthusiasts and learn things along the way!

    "I'm not useless: I'm just not being used." - Me
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    Welcome aboard! From Detroit

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    Hello

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    Warm welcomes!

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    Howdy and welcome. Grew up in a near northwest suburb of Chicago, on the commuter line. Now I'm in central N.C. since 1972.

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    Just moved from Illinois a couple years ago. I still miss the hell out of Chicago ...

    Anyhow, welcome!

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    If you are in the 6 county Chicago area, there is a great and active pipe club called the Chicagoland Pipe Collectors Club who meets a couple of times a month at various lounges in the region. Look 'em up!

    If you are 'downstate' there are a few forum members here from various areas with whom you might be able to meet up.

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    Welcome from Florida.

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    You've come to the right place. Welcome from Ottawa, Canada.

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    Another welcome from FL.

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    Bred and born an Illini, but lived half my life in N. CA.

    Where, roughly, are you located, and do have have a tobacco store handy?

    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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    Welcome aboard!

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    Howdy & welcome from the Piedmont of SC, 133! Glad to have you with us!

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    Welcome from Evanston, Illinois!

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    Hello, and welcome from Arizona.

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    Welcome from Colorado

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    Now far ahead the Road has gone, I must follow if I can
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    Thanks for the greetings, everyone!

    If you are in the 6 county Chicago area, there is a great and active pipe club called the Chicagoland Pipe Collectors Club who meets a couple of times a month at various lounges in the region. Look 'em up!

    Thanks @chilllucky

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    Does anyone know why my avatar isn't showing up in my posts? Or can I just not see it myself?

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    Welcome, from Texas! I don't often mention this, but I was born in Illinois. Peoria. My family moved down here when I was only two though. So I consider myself total Texan.

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    Where, roughly, are you located, and do have have a tobacco store handy?

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    Welcome from McHenry county...just west of 47.

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    Welcome Aboard

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    jpmcwjr I am in the south burbs. There is a fairly decent tobacco shop near me, although it's mostly aimed at cigars. Any suggestions would be welcome.

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    No idea, but a trip to Iwan Ries would be my cuppa.

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    If you are anywhere near Chicagoland, please join us at the Chicago Pipe Collectors Club. Below is a link to the website with dates and directions and lots of other info.

    http://www.chicagopipeshow.com/

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    Hello and welcome.

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    Howdy

    Nowhere in the world will such a brotherly feeling of confidence be experienced as amongst those who sit together smoking their pipes
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    Welcome from Virginia

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    jpmcwjr That looks like a great suggestion. Thanks!

    winton, I looked up the club based on someone else's suggestion. I didn't see anything about joining on the site. Would I just show up?

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    Welcome to the Forums!

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    Yup, Just come to a meeting. Time and location are usually up on the site linked above or the facebook page. Most of the time, it's the third Saturday of the month 8pm at 8 to 8 cigar in Villa Park, but there are exceptions - so check ahead.

    If you want to kill two birds with one drive; there is a social smoke for the club at Iwan Ries on 7/27 starting around 2pm.

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    Welcome from WI.

    Born and raised in Burlington WI, living in central Wisconsin now.

    "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
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    The CPCC has official meetings at 8 to 8. The dues are $10 each meeting, except for December. No dues for first time visitors. Occasionally, there will be pizza provided. Members get a cigar at their birthday month meeting. We range in age from 18+ to 70's or more. Occasionally, a woman or two will join us. Below is a actual conversation a couple years ago:

    "Guys, behave tonight. We have a woman with us."

    "Don't worry, I work at a prison."

    "That's why you look so familiar!"

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    The CPCC has official meetings at 8 to 8. The dues are $10 each meeting, except for December. No dues for first time visitors. Occasionally, there will be pizza provided. Members get a cigar at their birthday month meeting. We range in age from 18+ to 70's or more. Occasionally, a woman or two will join us. Below is a actual conversation a couple years ago:

    "Guys, behave tonight. We have a woman with us."

    "Don't worry, I work at a prison."

    "That's why you look so familiar!"

    That's hilarious!

    Thanks winton and chilllucky! I will try to make the next meeting.

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  35. p1p3dr3am

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    I now own a meerschaum pipe, my newest addition to my collection (this makes four pipes). It seems to smoke very differently than my other three briars, especially since it doesn't have a filter. Anything I should know about it? It came with care instructions, so I am not concerned with that. Just wondering if there are any "tricks" to smoking it.

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    Anyone? Or should I ask this in a separate post?

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    Sure. A separate post, esp. With photos, would be good.

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    Welcome from another new member from IL, in the northwest Chicago burbs. Seems to be a few Illinois members here

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    Welcome to the forum

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