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Hermit Tobacco to Continue & a Thank You from Louise Jones

You may recall the sad news that we reported in mid-November of the passing of Jay Jones, of Hermit TobaccoWorks.

We received a letter today from his widow, Louise Pavonetti Jones, that she requested be posted as an open letter to the pipe community.

Dear Fellow Pipe Smokers,

"Another day in Paradise" is how we started each new day. On November 16, 2011 Jay Jones ascended to a Paradise like no other. With serene grace and dignity Jay died peacefully in the comfort of his home, embraced in love and devotion. Truly a reflection of all he believed in.

Jay also believed in Hermit Tobacco Works Company. Together, with a simple pipe originally owned by Captain Earle, Jay and I envisioned and built our company over the years. Attending pipe shows, designing our website, and blending some of the finest tobacco blends ever. Jay was a Master of them all.

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We would end each day with "Live life to the fullest" and this is what I wish to share with you all. Hermit Tobacco will continue to be part of the Briar Brotherhood. To honor our gentle art of smoking, to appreciate all the uniqueness we have as pipe smokers and to relish each moment we have with our pipes, our tobacco and our friends.

Thank you all for your kind words and sincere condolences. Thank you for your continued support of Hermit Tobacco Works Company.

Louise Pavonetti Jones

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  • January 7, 2012
It's good to see that Louise is carrying on and that Hermit will will continue.
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  • January 7, 2012
That's great news!
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  • January 7, 2012
That is great news indeed, and a fitting tribute to Jay Jones by continuing the work he loved.
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    David J. Edel
  • January 7, 2012
Louise, Keep on Keeping on! Look forward to seeing you at a pipe show sometime this year and the entire pipe smoking comunity will miss Jay. Jay and Dave Sprunger are probably having a great bowl of tobacco together. Dave Edel, MTSOK PIPE CLUB
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  • January 8, 2012
Jay certainly left his mark on the pipe smoking community, he will be missed.
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    Lawdog Lawing
  • January 9, 2012
Excellent news. Louise is a very kind lady, both she and Jay were friends to myself and my wife. Jay was a good friend and helped me in this business without wanting anything in return. A good man has passed from this hobby...but a fine lady is there to carry-on.
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