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  1. newbroom

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    Today I received, unsolicited, from a fellow forum member, a package. We'd been exchanging conversational emails for just over a week and he'd asked for my address so he could send me 'something'.
    Silly me, I gave it to him.
    Upon opening said package, I beheld a pipe very very similar to the one I'm posting in this comment.
    To say that I'm astounded is understatement.
    This, from a fellow NEW to pipes and pipe smoking! I don't deserve this generosity but I accept it with all due humility.
    The accompanying letter was just as impressive, ne, beautiful.
    I'll quote the last paragraph:
    I want you to have this pipe and enjoy it for many years. Think of life, the family who love you and who you love and all the things that bring you joy in this precious thing we hold in our grasp called life.
    My basic belief is simple: It isn't what we take from life that makes us rich but rather what we give back to life that enriches us.

    The pipe is a Savinelli Autograph Freehand
    p.s. the pipe I received is bigger and more beautiful, but this is an approximation.
    mike

    Posted 3 years ago #
  2. iamn8

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    Wow very cool! These members giving away pipes are mental! Congrats to both you guys! Stunning pipe!!!

    Nate @ Moody AL
    Posted 3 years ago #
  3. beefeater33

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    Lets see pictures!!
    Good on you both.......what a nice gesture!..........

    "We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of the dream..."
    Willy Wonka
    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Best people ever on this forum. That's why I couldn't get away from it even if I wanted to.

    A man who serves his country is a patriot. A man who serves his government is an employee. The two are not always the same thing.
    Posted 3 years ago #
  5. davet

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    A wonderful gesture, and thought

    Posted 3 years ago #
  6. jkrug

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    A very kind and touching gesture indeed. Enjoy your pretty new pipe....and life!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  7. newbroom

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    I will enjoy this pipe and already have! It smokes like a dream. What a selfless act of generosity. I'd love to name my benefactor, but I'll await his permission. Just let me say that he hails from Canada and the shipping costs alone were more than most of the pipes in my rotation.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  8. agnosticpipe

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    Very cool! Even though we may never meet face to face, at times like this, it seems as though we've been friends for years. Great bunch of guys here...

    The pipe smoker formerly know as agnostic pipe
    "Fried food, hard liquor, and tobacco, that's the holy trinity!"- Stacy Keach
    Posted 3 years ago #
  9. jiujitsubowl

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    Truly awesome! Thanks for the share! At the end, if we cant share our treasure, what fun is the journey?

    “I believe that many who find that "nothing happens" when they sit down, or kneel down, to a book of devotion, would find that the heart sings unbidden while they are working their way through a tough bit of theology with a pipe in their teeth and a pencil in their hand.” -CS LEWIS-
    Posted 3 years ago #
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    It isn't what we take from life that makes us rich but rather what we give back to life that enriches us.

    That right there man, that right there!

    And yeah, the pipe is pretty cool to

    Posted 3 years ago #
  11. cigrmaster

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    That is a great looking pipe and a wonderful gesture by a fellow forum member. To whomever gifted this pipe, well done.

    Harris
    Posted 3 years ago #
  12. settersbrace

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    Nice!

    The generous nature of the people on these forums is nothing short of amazing.

    De gustibus et cloribus non disputandum.
    'There is no arguing about tastes and colours.'
    Posted 3 years ago #
  13. tobyducote

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    Wow..these members never cease to amaze me

    Posted 3 years ago #
  14. chasingembers

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    Love freehands! Gorgeous pipe, Mike! Very kind indeed!

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
    -Edward Teach
    Posted 3 years ago #
  15. wyfbane

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    This is the best forum ever. Congratulations on a wonderful pipe and kudos to your benefactor!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  16. hodirty

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    Definitely great people on this site. I've yet to meet someone here who isn't a kindred spirit (at least deep down). We may have small spats here, but as this shows it really is a wonderful font of knowledge and companionship. Great on you both, very nice Autograph! Thanks to all of you for making this a great place.

    I have some friends, some honest friends, and honest friends are few; My pipe of briar, my open fire, A book that's not too new.
    Robert W. Service
    Posted 3 years ago #
  17. peckinpahhombre

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    Beauty!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  18. conlejm

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    That is a beautiful pipe, Mike!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  19. gloucesterman

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    Thoughts, advice, pipes, Tobacco, all freely given. Seems that this site attracts the best of people. I'm just glad I belong.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  20. jpmcwjr

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    Amen to all written above. A lovely pipe, a major thoughtful gift, and great gratitude in return.

    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.
    Posted 3 years ago #
  21. sablebrush52

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    Congratulations to both of you! Your benefactor has the truth of it.

    It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. - Mark Twain

    It is pointless to argue with a fanatic since a dim bulb can't be converted into a searchlight. - Jesse Silver
    Posted 3 years ago #
  22. edgreen

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    Many lessons on generosity and gratitude here.

    Tobacco's a musician.And in a pipe delighteth;It descends in a close,Through the organ of the nose, With a relish that inviteth.
    Barten Holiday
    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Congratulations to both of you. Pipe karma is wonderful to behold.

    -- Pat

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Great story and a wonderful gesture. It's so bizarre to have so many people that aren't terrible in one place...on the internet...truly, it boggles the mind.

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Congratulations to both of you!Good thoughts for both of you...

    "the weez"...
    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Fabulous!

    Congrats on a gift well given, and well received!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  27. nhpro

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    What a handsome pipe made for a gentleman smoker.
    I hope you have many a good years enjoying that beauty!

    What a wonderful gesture.

    Posted 3 years ago #

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