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  1. 3rdguy

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    Wife had work in Mississippi and since I take January off I decided to drive down with her, get her settled and fly back to Iowa. As we settled in for the night in western St Louis I mentioned to her " I did not realize MM is so close to here." I explained what it was yet honestly thought it was quite a way west of St Louis...it's not...pretty short drive! She said "Let's do it!" Who am I to argue?

    Beautiful town Washington, MO is. We would like to revisit in the summer. They have 445 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Phil Morgan opened the door for us and answered all of our questions. Dan Nemets also came out to help us out. One benefit of stopping in person is you can hand pick your "Seconds" grab bag. I ended up with a few Dagners in mine. Any picture I could have taken has pretty much been covered already.

    I did manage to get one with our dog Diva however..

    Worth the trip if you get in the area!

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    Love it.

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    That's the best smoking buddy you could ask for!

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    I have had the distinct pleasure of visiting the factory twice, and it is always a treat. Washington is a beautiful town, too, with some fine restaurants.

    On both of my visits I saw the office cat, but did not have the pleasure of meeting the dog pictured above. How long do you suppose it has been smoking a corn-cob pipe?

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    Love the photo!

    Not the sweet, new grass with flowers is this harvesting of mine;
    Not the upland clover bloom...
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    Thanks all!

    That is our dog. However they do have a resident cat & dog! Wife runs a canine business so as things got flowing we were allowed to bring her in.

    I am holding the C&D Charles Towne Cobbler Corn Cob Pipe. Phil stated this is not a limited release or anything, they will be making enough to meet demand. They did not have any upstairs and actually went back and grabbed me one.

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    Glad you had a nice time, and thanks for sharing the photo. I would like to visit sometime too.

    The pipe smoker formerly know as agnostic pipe
    "Fried food, hard liquor, and tobacco, that's the holy trinity!"- Stacy Keach
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    That sounds like an interesting visit. Good to see you got some nice souvenirs for yourself too!

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    Gotta love the dawg! Very cool shot!

    A man without a shillelagh is a man without an expedient.
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    Great photo! So what is Diva's blend of choice?

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    It is always nice to see 2 happy pipe smokers in a single picture. Thanks for sharing.

    Javan
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    Washington, Mo., and Sparta, N.C. where Dr. Grabow is located, are the two great remaining U.S. pipe factories, shrines of the industry, along with St. Claude in France.

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    I think I would’ve had to wrap the stem in bacon to get our dog to do that !

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    Beautiful dog! Glad you both had a good time.

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    Great post. Thanks for including the snapshot.

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    Lovely canine. Hope there's Royal Yacht in that cob!

    "My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey." -- William Faulkner

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    nice. I have been there twice.

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