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Thank you all and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  1. piperl12

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    Folks,

    I wanted to take a moment and say thank you to you all for the many hours of pleasure I have had reading this forum this year. It has been a tough year, and at times this forum was my solace and escape from stress and day to day rigours of just getting through the week. To be able to light a pipe and read the wisdom, laughter, and camraderie that this forum offers made me feel better about the world in general. I was able to recharge my batteries and restore my faith in mankind. So as the old year draws near and the new one is just around the corner I raise a glass in your honour. I thank you for the friendship that some didn't know they had even extended. Tonight on Christmas Eve I am surrounded by my children, back in my own home and counting the many blessings this year. I offer you all a hand in friendship, and wish each and everyone of you a very Merry Christmas or whatever holiday you celebrate. May you have good health and good fortune in the New Year. I offer you the same wish my Irish father used to wish everyone he knew. I wish you "ENOUGH" enough love to support you, enough happiness to reflect on when times are tough, enough money to see you through. He used to say the good Lord never promised us plenty he promised us enough, and with good friends and family and caring in this world we may all be blessed with "ENOUGH"

    All the best!

    Rob
    aka PiperL12

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Thanks Rob and wishing you and our other puffers here and your families and friends the very happiest of Christmases and all the best for the New Year.

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Best wishes for holiday cheer to all my friends and those who tolerate my nonsense throughout the year.

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
    Posted 6 years ago #
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    piper, you belong here. Thank you for the beautiful post.

    Dave

    PS And Merry Christmas to you

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Like Piper12, this forum has been a place of peace for me. I don't always post something, but I always read and enjoy the comments, knowledge and companionship, not to mention the comraderie (or however you spell it).

    Merry Christmas to all. And here's hoping this coming year will be blessed and full of pipes and tobaccos. Or as Piper says, just enough.


    The past is never dead. It's not even past--Requiem for a Nun
    Posted 6 years ago #
  6. gecko13

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    In this time of Christmas celebration marked with gift giving, receiving, and spending time with loved ones, I want to take a minute and give thanks to all of you, my wonderful friends and family for which I am truly blessed. My prayers at the end of each day are not filled with requests of material things, but are instead filled with prayers of thanks for all the blessings and good fortune I have received in my life. For these things I praise God, for I know I am truly blessed. Merry Christmas to all of you, and may God bless you, your families, and keep you safe in the coming New Year.

    Merry Christmas,
    Doug aka Gecko13

    "To Learn Who Rules You, Find Out Who You Can't Criticize" Voltaire

    "The pipe draws wisdom from the lips of the philosopher, and shuts up the mouth of the foolish; it generates a style of conversation, contemplative, thoughtful, benevolent, and unaffected..."
    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Well said all, I would like to wish all a merry Christmas as well. You and our service men and woman current and past a special thanks. For me, I see that the pipe can bring people together. No wonder the early natives called it a peace pipe.

    When I was knee high, I thought that my late grandpa made the clouds in the sky with his cigar smoke, only to find out later it was his pipe smoke.
    Posted 6 years ago #
  8. lordofthepiperings

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    Merry Christmas sir.

    "The thinking man always smokes a Peterson." -Peterson of Dublin
    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Merry Christmas Rob to you and your family, great people on this forum, I also have found solace and friendship here. The old cajun

    The Old Cajun
    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Merry Christmas to all!!

    Cheers, Dallas
    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Merry Christmas to all forum members and their families.

    Doug

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    A very nice post Rob - I think you summed up my feelings and many others here quite well. This is a great place to hang out.

    "Be seeing you"


    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Ho ho ho. Merry Christmas, ya glorious bastards.

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Rob, very nicely stated. Will lift a "wee dram" of Black Bush to you tonight! (Sometimes me Scottish heritage overtakes the Irish part!)

    Merry Christmas to all!

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    +1 to what everyone said! merry Christmas everyone!

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    Rob said it better than I ever could...

    Merry Christmas, all.

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Oh my It's been a trying time, But this forum and many of you all have helped me in more ways than you can ever dreamed of.

    Thank You All, Merry Chrismas to each and everyone.

    Smoking a cigareete is like watching tv,Smoking a cigar is like watching a good movie,Smoking a pipe is like reading a great novel.
    Posted 6 years ago #
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    God Bless All!!!

    "the weez"...
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    Ditto what Rob said. This is my online family and I wish you all a wonderful and blessed Christmas. Smoke a bowl for me tomorrow in remembrance of my sister.

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Merry Christmas!!

    Jason

    "The cosmos is also within us. We're made of star-stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself." - Carl Sagan
    Posted 6 years ago #
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    I've only been around here for five or so months, but I really do feel like I've stumbled upon a family. I love this place so much, because there's always something new to learn, and here I've found some of the friendliest people in the world here. I think it's time to smoke a bowl of Egg Nog. Thank you all!

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Merry Christmas morning from northern NY! Here's hoping everyone has reindeer prints on the roof and that as piperl12 said, that we all have enough...

    Blessings everyone!

    -FRank

    For whereas men of an older school, like myself, smoke for the pleasure of smoking...
    A.A. Milne
    Posted 6 years ago #
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    I agree, Rob said it so well, I have found so many good people here. I consider you all my friends and family, and also want to say thank you.

    Hope you all have a very happy holiday season.

    I'm not complaining.
    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Merry Christmas!

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    Great post ! Same to you and your's brother !!!

    "A pipe is the fountain of contemplation, the source of pleasure, the companion of the wise; and the man who smokes, thinks like a philosopher and acts like a Samaritan."
    -Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
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    Rob, you mirror my thoughts exactly. Very very well said. I thank you fine women and gentlemen for giving me a civil place to escape to.

    A very merry Christmas to all and your families.

    Anthony

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Merry Christmas to all brother and sister pipe smokers on the forum.

    "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power"

    Abraham Lincoln
    Posted 6 years ago #
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    marry christmas to you and every one on this chat. yall have made my pipe smoking a more enjoyable experience.

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Merry Christmas! I hope 2013 brings better times for you!

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    A very Merry Christmas to all here on this forum. I hope all of you get to enjoy a bowl of your favorite tobacco, in your favorite pipe, while enjoying the company of family and friends.

    "The fact is, squire, the moment a man takes to a pipe, he becomes a philosopher. It's the poor man's friend; it calms the mind, soothes the temper, and makes a man patient under difficulties. It has made more good men, good husbands, kind masters, indulgent fathers, than any other blessed thing on this universal earth."
    -"Sam Slick, the clockmaker" aka T.C.Haliburton
    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Merry Christmas to my online family. I don't spend as much time here as I used to, but I still check in regularly. I have learned a lot and look forward to learning more.

    The ladies and gentlemen on this site are among the best there are.

    And, Colcott, I will smoke a bowl of Yule Pudding in remembrance of your sister today.

    Dudes of the world abide.
    "I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgement in all human affairs."
    Posted 6 years ago #

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