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  • Jud Cole
    That sounds just fine, Meer. Thanks. Do we want to start working on a date? Jud ... said ... that ... place ... somebody ... ok ... in ... champion ... I ...
    Message 1 of 56 , May 1, 2006
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      That sounds just fine, Meer. Thanks.
      Do we want to start working on a date?
      Jud

      --- In mi-pipe-smokers@yahoogroups.com, "meerorbriar"
      <meerorbriar@...> wrote:
      >
      > I talked to Dan (Paul's son)from Paul's Pipeshop yesterday. He
      said
      > there is a Bar/Gril called "The Torch" that has smoking thoughout
      > and many of the Arrowhead Pipe Club will go over after a meeting.
      > He said the hamburgers are good and they have other things on the
      > menu. There are also two other Bar & Grills within a half mile of
      > Paul's. Should I keep looking, or will this work?
      >
      > Happy puffin'
      > Meer
      >
      > in mi-pipe-smokers@yahoogroups.com, "Jud Cole" <campbellajc@>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > If you could check that out, Meer, that would be great.
      > > Smoke in peace,
      > > JUd
      > > --- In mi-pipe-smokers@yahoogroups.com, "meerorbriar"
      > > <meerorbriar@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > If no one here knows, I have a couple friends in arrowhead
      that
      > > > might know.
      > > >
      > > > Happy puffin'
      > > > Meer
      > > >
      > > > --- In mi-pipe-smokers@yahoogroups.com, "Jud Cole"
      > <campbellajc@>
      > > > wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > Ok - so if we're talking about Paul's, is there someone who
      > can
      > > > > scout around - or maybe already knows - a pipe friendly
      place
      > in
      > > > > Flint? One near Paul's would of course be best. Does
      somebody
      > from
      > > > > NOTPC or Arrowhead know?
      > > > > Jud
      > > > > --- In mi-pipe-smokers@yahoogroups.com, Randy Weiser
      > > > > <Randy_Weiser@> wrote:
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Sounds like a plan to me!
      > > > > > Randy
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Jud Cole <campbellajc@> wrote:
      > > > > > So do we want to think about a Paul's trip? That'd work
      ok
      > for
      > > > > me.
      > > > > > What'dya think?
      > > > > > Jud
      > > > > > --- In mi-pipe-smokers@yahoogroups.com, Randy Weiser
      > > > > > <Randy_Weiser@> wrote:
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > It's only a 1-hour drive for me. I'd have NO problems,
      > and
      > > > I'd
      > > > > > love to meet this guy!!!
      > > > > > > Randy
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Jud Cole <campbellajc@> wrote:
      > > > > > > Hi Meer -
      > > > > > > I was wondering when you would chip in.
      > > > > > > Paul's would of course be great. My only concern is
      > that
      > > > > it's
      > > > > > > even less "central" than Ann Arbor. It's actually closer
      > for
      > > > me
      > > > > > than
      > > > > > > E.Lansing - but how would that work for folks?
      > > > > > > Thoughts?
      > > > > > > Jud
      > > > > > > --- In mi-pipe-smokers@yahoogroups.com, "meerorbriar"
      > > > > > > <meerorbriar@> wrote:
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > There is also Pauls pipeshop in Flint. Talk about
      > history,
      > > > > > there is
      > > > > > > > a pipe museum upstairs and pipes they can't remember
      in
      > the
      > > > > > > > basement! The owner, Paul Spaniola, 93 years old is a
      > > > walking
      > > > > > (kind
      > > > > > > > of) legend in the pipe world. A six time world
      champion
      > in
      > > > > slow
      > > > > > > > smoke contests, and teacher to the stars at one point.
      I
      > > > think
      > > > > > there
      > > > > > > > is one week in July that he offers a great sale - buy
      > one
      > > > pipe
      > > > > > and
      > > > > > > > get one of equal or lesser price for 93 (his age)
      > cents.
      > > > Paul
      > > > > > is
      > > > > > > > also founder of the one of the major pipe clubs in the
      > US.
      > > > If
      > > > > > he is
      > > > > > > > still up and kicking, I would bet he would be in the
      > store
      > > > and
      > > > > > maybe
      > > > > > > > join us for our outing. Great to see people thinking
      of
      > > > this
      > > > > > > > already!
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > Happy puffin'
      > > > > > > > Meer
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > --- In mi-pipe-smokers@yahoogroups.com, "Jud Cole"
      > > > > > <campbellajc@>
      > > > > > > > wrote:
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > A bit far for a day trip for most of us, I would
      dare
      > say -
      > > >
      > > > > > and
      > > > > > > > has
      > > > > > > > > it got a pipe shop? Not a smoke shop that sells a
      few
      > > > pipes
      > > > > > and
      > > > > > > > Lane
      > > > > > > > > bulks, but a real pipe shop? Somebody with lots of
      > pipes,
      > > > > and
      > > > > > > > their
      > > > > > > > > own blends?
      > > > > > > > > East Lansing was chosen two years ago because of its
      > > > central
      > > > > > > > > location, and also because it has one of the few
      > > > real "pipe
      > > > > > shops"
      > > > > > > > > left in Michigan - Campbell's Smoke Shop. Ann Arbor
      > isn't
      > > > > > quite as
      > > > > > > > > central, but again has Maisson Edwards, another
      > > > > establishment
      > > > > > with
      > > > > > > > a
      > > > > > > > > long history - 40 plus years. Either one would work
      > for me.
      > > > > > > > > Jud
      > > > > > > > > --- In mi-pipe-smokers@yahoogroups.com, michael
      moran
      > > > > > > > > <pipegar2002@> wrote:
      > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > How bout a trip up to TRAVERSE CITY?
      > > > > > > > > > michael cummings <mcummi05@> wrote: I am not that
      > good
      > > > > with
      > > > > > > > > this part of the state, as a
      > > > > > > > > > guess, how far is AA from Canton?
      > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > --- Randy Weiser <Randy_Weiser@> wrote:
      > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > > If nothing else, there is a sports bar that's
      > across
      > > > > > > > > > > the street. I don't know if they restrict
      smoking,
      > > > > > > > > > > but I could find out next time I'm downtown and
      let
      > > > > > > > > > > everyone know.
      > > > > > > > > > > (They also serve food, too - talk about
      > > > > > > > > > > convenient!) LOL!
      > > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > > Jud Cole <campbellajc@> wrote:
      > > > > > > > > > > Thanks Randy. It would be great if we could
      get a
      > > > > > > > > > > place near Maisson
      > > > > > > > > > > Edwards, although that might be tough.
      > > > > > > > > > > Jud
      > > > > > > > > > > --- In mi-pipe-smokers@yahoogroups.com, Randy
      > Weiser
      > > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > > <Randy_Weiser@> wrote:
      > > > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > > > I'll look around - I know of one place -
      > > > > > > > > > > Banfield's Sports Bar,
      > > > > > > > > > > over on Packard, but that's a bit of a drive into
      > > > > > > > > > > town. (I've
      > > > > > > > > > > smoked my pipe there and no one cares!)
      > > > > > > > > > > > (Of course, if we do have it in June, when
      the
      > > > > > > > > > > weather's nice,
      > > > > > > > > > > we can always sit outside and not have to worry
      as
      > > > > > > > > > > much!) <g>
      > > > > > > > > > > > I know that most restaurants don't allow ANY
      > > > > > > > > > > smoking inside, so
      > > > > > > > > > > this could be dicey, but I'll check and get back
      to
      > > > > > > > > > > the group!
      > > > > > > > > > > > Jud Cole <campbellajc@> wrote:
      > > > > > > > > > > > *SNIP!*
      > > > > > > > > > > > Randy, if we were to do AA, is there a
      > > > > > > > > > > pipe-friendly place we
      > > > > > > > > > > could
      > > > > > > > > > > > have lunch first, and gab? That was a big part
      of
      > > > > > > > > > > the trip to EL
      > > > > > > > > > > two
      > > > > > > > > > > > years ago. Beggars Banquet is within an easy
      walk
      > > > > > > > > > > - 5 minutes - of
      > > > > > > > > > > > Campbell's. I don't know how AA is on such
      things
      > > > > > > > > > > these days,
      > > > > > > > > > > > especially in that part of town. I know how
      crazy
      > > > > > > > > > > it can be trying
      > > > > > > > > > > to
      > > > > > > > > > > > park in AA (and drive, for that matter) - I'd
      > > > > > > > > > > hate to have to move
      > > > > > > > > > > > the car around.
      > > > > > > > > > > > Jud
      > > > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > > > I am a work in progress...
      > > > > > > > > > > > I did NOT get fat overnight;
      > > > > > > > > > > > I will NOT get fit overnight...
      > > > > > > > > > > > but I *WILL* get fit!!!!
      >
    • uisqebaugh
      Thanks! I hope that everyone in this group is having a good holiday.
      Message 56 of 56 , May 28, 2006
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        Thanks!

        I hope that everyone in this group is having a good holiday.

        meerorbriar wrote:

        > If we are going with the place suggested its right across the alley
        > from Paul's. I'll get the address so we can get directions.
        >
        > Happy puffin'
        > Meer
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