Wednesday, December 10, 2014

November Pipe Club meeting

Mike B smoking his pipe at the November Pipe Club meeting

Howdy all, your friendly neighbourhood blogger here. Can't believe it's been so long since I last posted any updates. A lot has transpired since my last post and I'll try to document them in this blog post.

Well we've got a lot to speak on.  We had our annual summer picnic at Hank's house in East Brunswick NJ. A great time was had by all.  Plenty of food,  wine and beer plus other alcoholic beverages were on hand. We ate drank and smoked our pipes till the daylight faded. Our former president Vermont Via and his wife Susan paid us a surprise visit on their way to their upstate retreat.

But,  you'd have to be there to enjoy the loads of food and drink that was provided for the barbecue. My thanks go out to Hank for putting on such a glorious  spread.

We had our August,  September and October meetings at Circa  Tabac, now called the Soho Cigar lounge.  Finally I am now able to document,  in pictures and words our meetings.   I shall start with documenting the happenings since my last post and share pictures of our November meeting.

The second to the last meeting of 2014 had a great turn out to enjoy the great tobacco finds of our member Martin.  We got to sample four square tobacco,  three nuns,  original Balkan sobrani and many others.  Pictures from the meeting can be seen Here.

Late in November we had the pleasure of meeting Erik  Stoykebye at The Nat Sherman tobacco shop.   He unveiled the latest tobacco in the 4th Generation  tobacco family.  Afterwards some of us went to Circa Table to enjoy more smoking and enjoy a few cocktails. Club president Lou Carbone gave Erik one of our club pins making him an honorary member of the New York Pipe Club.

As I finish writing this long overdue blog entry we had our last meeting of 2014.  Hard to believe that the year is almost finished.  A few of us were talking and we may,  date and location to be determined, invite the members,  those who can attend, to a gathering to celebrate the holidays.

Well I think it's time to close this by wishing everyone a happy Christmas,  Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and holidays.

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