Becoming aquainted with another CPS member or, Lunch with DL

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Becoming aquainted with another CPS member or, Lunch with DL

Post by Steverino » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:07 pm

I counted it a privilege and a pleasure to have been able to have lunch with Brother DL today. This was the first time he and I have met in person and I don't care what anybody says, he's a heck of a nice guy! :wink: DL (DepartedLight, for those not familiar) is one of the few CPSers that lives in North Carolina and he lives and works maybe 40 miles from where I work, so it's a quick jaunt over to meet him. We met at a nice little restaurant, which was a nice change from my usual lunch fare of BBQ chicken salad brought from home. I enjoyed our eclectic conversation which varied from what we both do for a living to war stories (seriously) to how to fix slow computers (thanks!). I have had the opportunity to meet a few other CPSers over the years and also some of the guys from the Dr Grabow Collectors' Forum and I must say it has always been a pleasure to get together with other pipe smokers. Always a great time. I'm hoping that DL and I will be able to have more such meetings in the future and that opportunities to meet more CPSers will continue to manifest themselves.
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Re: Becoming aquainted with another CPS member or, Lunch with DL

Post by Roadmaster » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:26 pm

Great story. Happy you guys hit it off so well.
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Post by FredS » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:27 pm

nice
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Post by ReverendThom » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:31 pm

Right on.

Who's coming to Winnipeg? :(
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Post by sweetandsour » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:36 pm

Very nice!
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Post by DepartedLight » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:38 pm

‘Twas cool for shizzle.

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Post by hugodrax » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:41 pm

I love that else stories.
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Post by Irish-Dane » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:41 am

I've had the pleasure to enjoy both of these gent's company (and tobacco), and if y'all haven't, you're missing out. Two great guys.
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Post by coco » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:36 am

:bacon: :cheese: :taco:
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Re: Becoming aquainted with another CPS member or, Lunch with DL

Post by Del » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:05 pm

Mrs. Del & I ate some North Carolina barbecue with DL Jake, a few years back.



I would surely love to meet & smoke with Steverino sometime.


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Re: Becoming aquainted with another CPS member or, Lunch with DL

Post by Steverino » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:02 pm

Thanks for all the kind words! As DL knows, my schedule can be a little hard to manage at times, but any time any of you are going to be in the area, let me know. I will work it out if at all possible.
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