My first pipe was in 1968, Middleton's Cherry in a Swiss made Champion that I still have.
I hold a PhD in Organic Chemistry, and I am a former bartender, Asst. Prof. Of Chemistry, industrial Process Chemist, Emergency First Responder, and First Response Trainer.
Now I am fully retired, enjoying my grandchildren, Texas, and my pipes.
"Age is an issue of mind over matter.
If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
S. Clemens aka M. Twain