Wrfisher 2012-05-27 06:37:11
Good Morning Everyone,
I have been smoking pipes off and on for the past 30 years, and I have
been reading this group almost daily for the past 2 years. During
that time, I have learned more about the art of pipe smoking and pipes
generally than I did in the previous 28 years put togehter, thanks to
all of you. So I thought it was about time that I signed on and said
After many years of smoking exclusively English and Italian made
pipes, my interests have shifted primarily to Danish and German. I
will probably never be a “collector” in the truest sense of that word.
I am most interested in acquiring a single representative pipe from
those whose pipes I can afford–which excludes most of the “top tier”
Danes and Germans.
A former Marine (1984-89), I currently work as a public servant. In my
free time, I try to sample every Virginia and Virgina-Perique blend I
haven’t yet tried. And when I’m not doing that, I spend time with
wilf and German Sheppard Max, as well as a little time at the dojo
working on my martial art.
This board has been an invaluable source of information to me and has
greatly enhanced my understanding of our hobby/passion. My sincere
thanks to all of you for adding so much more enjoyment to our common
My regards to all,
Runamuck 2012-05-27 06:37:26
Welcome to the group. Jump in and give your opinions, I think the thread on
belly buttons is good. :o) Have you tried any of the P.S. Luxury Navy Flake
yet. For that matter most of the Navy Flake by all blenders is good.
Martin romijn 2012-05-27 06:37:34
Welcome aboard Bill ! It’s good to have another former Marine here, we have
quite a few of them here, myself included.
” I wish I was a vulcano….Then I could lie on my back,
smoking all day and everyone would say : he is active !!! ”
Des the elder 2012-05-27 06:37:37
Welcome to ASP. I also am new to ASP and like you have learned a ton of
stuff that makes my 30+ year pipe hobby more enjoyable. Thanks to this
group I have added a dozen fine but not expensive pipes to the rack, in
fact, I even added the rack !! Thanks to this group I have branched out
my tobacco tastes to include some of the more refined blends. These
gentlemen have also provided me with many laughs and chuckles from their
often twisted brand of humor.
Don’t be a lurker, you have knowledge and experiences to share with the
group so post ’em.
Good to meet ya,
Des, the Elder.
Ken dixon 2012-05-27 06:37:42
Welcome aboard Bill.
Ken in Miami
Buck12ga 2012-05-27 06:37:44
Good to meet you, Bill. Welcome to ASP.
Jari tiainen 2012-05-27 06:37:59
Hello Bill, welcome to the group!
I’m glad you decided to post.
Best Regards from Helsinki,
pipe wallpapers: http://koti.welho.com/jtiaine3/pipes2.html
Ian rastall 2012-05-27 08:20:37
Hey Captain, glad to see you! It sounds like you have PAD engaged
full engines. 🙂 I look forward to your postings.
I will not weary you with descriptions of quiet,
similar, uninteresting days,–days of sleep,
and pipes, and coffee. (Sir R.F. Burton)
Sean chercove 2012-05-27 08:21:11
Welcome to ASP, Bill. Come back and post often.
Frenchy 2012-05-27 08:21:13
Glad ya’ came in Bill, have fun.
Jonathan wolga 2012-05-27 10:09:35
In message news:firstname.lastname@example.org on 26
Sep 2004, The Captain said to all at alt.smokers.pipes
Bill, welcome to the fray. Thanks for delurking. Makes me wonder how
many else are out there that just read and don’t post.
Glad you’re here!
“If you’re not part of the solution, you’re not alone.”
Buddy springma 2012-05-27 14:06:20
Nice delurk, Bill. Come back often!
Solomonlaw 2012-05-27 14:06:26
“H*** sum, humani nil a me alienum puto.”