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Re: Confessions

Post by ReverendThom » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:32 pm

durangopipe wrote:I’m feeling a need to “confess” why my pipes and tobaccos posts have dwindled recently.

My eye doctor has identified the beginnings of an eye condition (one that my family has a long history of suffering) that can become serious that, sadly, truly is greatly exacerbated by smoking - including pipe smoking.

As much as I love the pipe, It would be beyond foolish to risk continuing to smoke.

As a consequence my belonging to a pipe community feels a bit dishonest. My hope is that my prior experience and remaining fondness for everything “pipes and pipe tobaccos” justifies, perhaps, belonging.

I have enjoyed this forum tremendously.
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Re: Confessions

Post by durangopipe » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:09 am

Thank you all for your prayers and kind words.
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Re: Confessions

Post by Bloodhound » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:14 am

Steve

I just saw this post and am saddened by it, but glad that you are taking the proper steps for your health, you will remain in our prayers. As to you continuing to hang out here...hell man, you are family!

8)
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Re: Confessions

Post by ChildOfGod » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:03 am

durangopipe wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:16 pm
I’m feeling a need to “confess” why my pipes and tobaccos posts have dwindled recently.

My eye doctor has identified the beginnings of an eye condition (one that my family has a long history of suffering) that can become serious that, sadly, truly is greatly exacerbated by smoking - including pipe smoking.

As much as I love the pipe, It would be beyond foolish to risk continuing to smoke.

As a consequence my belonging to a pipe community feels a bit dishonest. My hope is that my prior experience and remaining fondness for everything “pipes and pipe tobaccos” justifies, perhaps, belonging.

I have enjoyed this forum tremendously.
Sad for you that you had to make that choice, but 'good on you' for putting your overall health above a hobby/habit. Not everyone is able to do that. I praise God that you are able. And I'm pretty sure you have enough CPS street cred to ride out the rest of your days around here without inquisition into your present rate of tobacco consumption :wink:

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Re: Confessions

Post by Gabriel » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:19 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:14 am
Steve

I just saw this post and am saddened by it, but glad that you are taking the proper steps for your health, you will remain in our prayers. As to you continuing to hang out here...hell man, you are family!

8)


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Re: Confessions

Post by Fainn » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:39 pm

Felt like taking a trip back in time and bought a pack of Menthols.
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Re: Confessions

Post by hugodrax » Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:09 pm

Fainn wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:39 pm
Felt like taking a trip back in time and bought a pack of Menthols.
Kools?
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Re: Confessions

Post by JimVH » Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:45 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:09 pm
Fainn wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:39 pm
Felt like taking a trip back in time and bought a pack of Menthols.
Kools?
In high school, I always carried Kools in case a cute girl needed a cigarette.

They always took the cig, but it didn’t help my cause.

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Re: Confessions

Post by Jocose » Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:51 pm

JimVH wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:45 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:09 pm
Fainn wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:39 pm
Felt like taking a trip back in time and bought a pack of Menthols.
Kools?
In high school, I always carried Kools in case a cute girl needed a cigarette.

They always took the cig, but it didn’t help my cause.
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Re: Confessions

Post by Del » Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:06 pm

Sometimes... I like cigars better. Like today.
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Re: Confessions

Post by hugodrax » Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:29 pm

Del wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:06 pm
Sometimes... I like cigars better. Like today.
You are forgiven. Take one Parodi, cut it in half, and call me in the morning.
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Re: Confessions

Post by Hovannes » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:21 am

Bloodhound wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:14 am
Steve

I just saw this post and am saddened by it, but glad that you are taking the proper steps for your health, you will remain in our prayers. As to you continuing to hang out here...hell man, you are family!

8)
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Re: Confessions

Post by Hovannes » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:24 am

Fainn wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:39 pm
Felt like taking a trip back in time and bought a pack of Menthols.
Ever take a Greyhound Bus cross country filled with menthol cig smokers?
Over course you didn't. Greyhound used to allow smoking on their buses
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Re: Confessions

Post by JimVH » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:51 am

Hovannes wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:24 am
Fainn wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:39 pm
Felt like taking a trip back in time and bought a pack of Menthols.
Ever take a Greyhound Bus cross country filled with menthol cig smokers?
Over course you didn't. Greyhound used to allow smoking on their buses
:barf2:
I was on a Greyhound once and we had sewage creeping down the aisle from a broken toilet.

Menthols would have been a gift.

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Re: Confessions

Post by Fainn » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:38 pm

I think they could have gotten a better actor than Elijah Wood to play Frodo.
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Re: Confessions

Post by gaining_age » Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:21 am

Confession: we went to church last night.... our two NFL teams are playing each other at the early game.
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Re: Confessions

Post by gaining_age » Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:52 pm

gaining_age wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:21 am
Confession: we went to church last night.... our two NFL teams are playing each other at the early game.
And my team has failed to win the upset. Game is not even quite over but too much to overcome. Wife should be happy. dang.
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Re: Confessions

Post by arank87 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:42 pm

I skip Bible study to watch football. I asked our pastor to move service up an hour but he won’t. He has made his choice and I have made mine.
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Re: Confessions

Post by arank87 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:06 am

I smoke Swisher Sweets when hunting or fishing.
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Re: Confessions

Post by JimVH » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:03 am

arank87 wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:06 am
I smoke Swisher Sweets when hunting or fishing.
Every once in a while I actually crave one.

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