hello my friends, greetings from Minnesota. I have been smoking a pipe off an on now since I was in high school. I'm 65 years old now so that tells you that I'm not new to pipes. Had about 35 pipes burned in the fire, destroyed them all so now I'm rebuilding my collection. I have about 35 pipes now. Many of those I haven't smoked it. For many years I've smoked hand rolled cigars from the Dominican Republic. I still love a fine cigar but it got to be too expensive, I went back to pipes.
I don't know exactly how I found this website but when I did I signed up immediately because these are my kind of people. I found it very enjoyable and I spend many hours reading about everybody's tobaccos, and pipes.
I've been a member for a few months now but just now got around to introducing myself. Better late than never I guess.
I'll have to take a picture of my pipes in the display case and put it on the forum here so everybody can see what I got so far. I'm not done buying pipes as I always find something new that I like and feel I have to have it to add to my collection. It's a pretty harmless hobby for an old man.
I'm married for 40 years to the same beautiful woman I met when I got out of the Navy., Vietnam veteran of 13 years. I ride motorcycles and try to plan on as many miles as I can. It's a Suzuki intruder LC 1500. I bought it brand-new in 2002.I think I'm added a Victory Motorcycle to my collection. I took one out for a test drive last summer and fell in love with it.so I'll be looking to get one of those in the next month or so.
I have two children a boy and a girl both in their 30s now. Got two grandchildren, so life's been good to me.
I love handguns and shooting. Always look forward to going to the range and going to the gun club. I'm also a licensed concealed carry instructor. So I keep myself busy. I'm a machinist by trade, worked mainly with Boeing in Seattle and many of its subcontractors around the country. I retired back when I was 62 because of heart problems. My wife is 10 years younger than I, so I spent all my days by myself because she's at work. That's why going for long bike rides is very nice and soothing.I can stop along the way have something to drink, fill my bowl and have a nice smoke and enjoy the day.
I got a question for the administrator, how can I search the forum without having to go through every single page for like, if I'm looking for a specific tobacco to comment on. I see many posts in duplication. I've clicked on the search tab for the forum but it doesn't appear to do anything. Any help Would be appreciated.
I saw a beautiful young woman the other day smoking a Fuentes Opus X cigar in one of our B&M shops. I told her she had a nice ash. She laughed. That just goes to show you that people that smoke fine cigars or smoke pipes are a totally different breed of people than those who smoke cigarettes. That's my opinion of course.
So my friends, long ashes to you and May your Bowls never be empty.