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Post by Stanley76 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:39 pm

I thought this was a cool photo.
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That is cool.
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Re: Scalia

Post by Stanley76 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:59 pm

OK, you pipe experts, what pipe is that? Peterson? Savinelli? Dr. Grabow?
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Re: Scalia

Post by DepartedLight » Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:06 pm

Stanley76 wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:59 pm
OK, you pipe experts, what pipe is that? Peterson? Savinelli? Dr. Grabow?
Dunno. But that smoke is 759 8)
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Post by Goose55 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:37 am

Those were the days, my friend. The nice aroma filling the room is what got him confirmed.
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Post by durangopipe » Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:38 am

I had the pleasure of spending some time with him (and with Leonard Leo - who probably would have preferred to be back in Washington, working :D ) on the Piedra River here some years ago.

Wonderful, gracious man.

When I respectfully called him Justice, he said, “Call me Nino.”
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Re: Scalia

Post by FredS » Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:51 am

Did he know how to fish?
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Post by Bloodhound » Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:55 am

durangopipe wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:38 am
I had the pleasure of spending some time with him (and with Leonard Leo - who probably would have preferred to be back in Washington, working :D ) on the Piedra River here some years ago.

Wonderful, gracious man.

When I respectfully called him Justice, he said, “Call me Nino.”
That is VERY COOL! I read that he was a fan of Peterson pipes
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Re: Scalia

Post by FredS » Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:03 pm

Giant Panda wrote on FB that he spent a couple hours over wine and cheese with Scalia when he (Giant Panda) was a law student. His comments echoed DP's. Regardless of how conservative or progressive one is, I don't suppose you rise to the SCOTUS without being a hell of a human being who cares a great deal for ones fellow citizens.
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Re: Scalia

Post by sweetandsour » Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:28 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:38 am
I had the pleasure of spending some time with him (and with Leonard Leo - who probably would have preferred to be back in Washington, working :D ) on the Piedra River here some years ago.

Wonderful, gracious man.

When I respectfully called him Justice, he said, “Call me Nino.”
What tobacco did he smoke?
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Re: Scalia

Post by durangopipe » Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:37 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:28 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:38 am
I had the pleasure of spending some time with him (and with Leonard Leo - who probably would have preferred to be back in Washington, working :D ) on the Piedra River here some years ago.

Wonderful, gracious man.

When I respectfully called him Justice, he said, “Call me Nino.”
What tobacco did he smoke?
The day I was with him he didn't have his pipe!
I had mine in the gear bag in my Jeep, but I never got it out.
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Re: Scalia

Post by hugodrax » Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:52 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:37 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:28 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:38 am
I had the pleasure of spending some time with him (and with Leonard Leo - who probably would have preferred to be back in Washington, working :D ) on the Piedra River here some years ago.

Wonderful, gracious man.

When I respectfully called him Justice, he said, “Call me Nino.”
What tobacco did he smoke?
The day I was with him he didn't have his pipe!
I had mine in the gear bag in my Jeep, but I never got it out.
St Hubertus or personal hunt?

If it was the Hubertus, oof. I've met some of those guys and your patience amazes me. :D
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Re: Scalia

Post by SlowToke » Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:58 pm

Stanley76 wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:59 pm
OK, you pipe experts, what pipe is that? Peterson? Savinelli? Dr. Grabow?
Ooooo...a mystery. If it's Savinelli, it would have to be a Punto Oro 627 but Itialian billiards are more egg shaped than this one so I don't think it's Savinelli. Looks like Dunhill or Ashton maybe? I'm leaning towards Ashton Pebble Grain LX.
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Re: Scalia

Post by sweetandsour » Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:11 pm

SlowToke wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:58 pm
Stanley76 wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:59 pm
OK, you pipe experts, what pipe is that? Peterson? Savinelli? Dr. Grabow?
Ooooo...a mystery. If it's Savinelli, it would have to be a Punto Oro 627 but Itialian billiards are more egg shaped than this one so I don't think it's Savinelli. Looks like Dunhill or Ashton maybe? I'm leaning towards Ashton Pebble Grain LX.
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Re: Scalia

Post by durangopipe » Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:56 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:52 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:37 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:28 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:38 am
I had the pleasure of spending some time with him (and with Leonard Leo - who probably would have preferred to be back in Washington, working :D ) on the Piedra River here some years ago.

Wonderful, gracious man.

When I respectfully called him Justice, he said, “Call me Nino.”
What tobacco did he smoke?
The day I was with him he didn't have his pipe!
I had mine in the gear bag in my Jeep, but I never got it out.
St Hubertus [as in patron saint and guide of hunters?]or personal hunt?

If it was the Hubertus, oof. I've met some of those guys and your patience amazes me. :D
It was a guided trip. I did not know him before that day.

He was giving a presentation at a very quiet (there was no local awareness of the event) meeting of Federalist Society people that was being held at a resort north of town. We were told not to talk about it. It's been years, and Scalia has passed on so I don't think it matters anymore.

My sense was that Justice Scalia told someone that he'd like to go fishing while he was here. A local rancher who had several miles of private water on the Piedra River offered his place for both fishing and a catered lunch and our guide service was hired to guide Scalia, Leo and a few other people who were there.

I could tell a zillion stories about that day.

But they'd pretty much all boil down to this - Justice Scalia was as genuinely warm and down to earth as any person I'd ever met.

Leo was a very nice guy; I liked him a lot. But clearly, he was a profoundly urban person. I think the only reason he was there was because he wanted to be with Justice Scalia. It was the first time he'd ever had a fly rod in his hand (I gave him a quick casting lesson), and I doubt he ever picked one up again.

At lunch the local rancher prodded Scalia with some pretty embarrassing (for we locals) questions. He didn't appear to be terribly well informed. He seemed to want to know if Justice Scalia was a solid conservative or one a them lib-rals. :facepalm:

Scalia changed the subject, turned to me and began telling me wonderful stories about dessert wines in Italy and how he wished we had such a tradition here in the states. Me. The guide.

I'll remember that day as long as I live.
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Re: Scalia

Post by durangopipe » Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:03 pm

FredS wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:51 am
Did he know how to fish?
Missed this, Fred.
Yes. He was pretty good.
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Re: Scalia

Post by plainview » Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:34 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:56 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:52 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:37 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:28 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:38 am
I had the pleasure of spending some time with him (and with Leonard Leo - who probably would have preferred to be back in Washington, working :D ) on the Piedra River here some years ago.

Wonderful, gracious man.

When I respectfully called him Justice, he said, “Call me Nino.”
What tobacco did he smoke?
The day I was with him he didn't have his pipe!
I had mine in the gear bag in my Jeep, but I never got it out.
St Hubertus [as in patron saint and guide of hunters?]or personal hunt?

If it was the Hubertus, oof. I've met some of those guys and your patience amazes me. :D
It was a guided trip. I did not know him before that day.

He was giving a presentation at a very quiet (there was no local awareness of the event) meeting of Federalist Society people that was being held at a resort north of town. We were told not to talk about it. It's been years, and Scalia has passed on so I don't think it matters anymore.

My sense was that Justice Scalia told someone that he'd like to go fishing while he was here. A local rancher who had several miles of private water on the Piedra River offered his place for both fishing and a catered lunch and our guide service was hired to guide Scalia, Leo and a few other people who were there.

I could tell a zillion stories about that day.

But they'd pretty much all boil down to this - Justice Scalia was as genuinely warm and down to earth as any person I'd ever met.

Leo was a very nice guy; I liked him a lot. But clearly, he was a profoundly urban person. I think the only reason he was there was because he wanted to be with Justice Scalia. It was the first time he'd ever had a fly rod in his hand (I gave him a quick casting lesson), and I doubt he ever picked one up again.

At lunch the local rancher prodded Scalia with some pretty embarrassing (for we locals) questions. He didn't appear to be terribly well informed. He seemed to want to know if Justice Scalia was a solid conservative or one a them lib-rals. :facepalm:

Scalia changed the subject, turned to me and began telling me wonderful stories about dessert wines in Italy and how he wished we had such a tradition here in the states. Me. The guide.

I'll remember that day as long as I live.
Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Scalia

Post by hugodrax » Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:06 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:56 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:52 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:37 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:28 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:38 am
I had the pleasure of spending some time with him (and with Leonard Leo - who probably would have preferred to be back in Washington, working :D ) on the Piedra River here some years ago.

Wonderful, gracious man.

When I respectfully called him Justice, he said, “Call me Nino.”
What tobacco did he smoke?
The day I was with him he didn't have his pipe!
I had mine in the gear bag in my Jeep, but I never got it out.
St Hubertus [as in patron saint and guide of hunters?]or personal hunt?

If it was the Hubertus, oof. I've met some of those guys and your patience amazes me. :D
It was a guided trip. I did not know him before that day.

He was giving a presentation at a very quiet (there was no local awareness of the event) meeting of Federalist Society people that was being held at a resort north of town. We were told not to talk about it. It's been years, and Scalia has passed on so I don't think it matters anymore.

My sense was that Justice Scalia told someone that he'd like to go fishing while he was here. A local rancher who had several miles of private water on the Piedra River offered his place for both fishing and a catered lunch and our guide service was hired to guide Scalia, Leo and a few other people who were there.

I could tell a zillion stories about that day.

But they'd pretty much all boil down to this - Justice Scalia was as genuinely warm and down to earth as any person I'd ever met.

Leo was a very nice guy; I liked him a lot. But clearly, he was a profoundly urban person. I think the only reason he was there was because he wanted to be with Justice Scalia. It was the first time he'd ever had a fly rod in his hand (I gave him a quick casting lesson), and I doubt he ever picked one up again.

At lunch the local rancher prodded Scalia with some pretty embarrassing (for we locals) questions. He didn't appear to be terribly well informed. He seemed to want to know if Justice Scalia was a solid conservative or one a them lib-rals. :facepalm:

Scalia changed the subject, turned to me and began telling me wonderful stories about dessert wines in Italy and how he wished we had such a tradition here in the states. Me. The guide.

I'll remember that day as long as I live.
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Neat experience. I've heard he was a grand guy and a wonderful raconteur who charmed people who expected to dislike him.

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Re: Scalia

Post by DepartedLight » Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:31 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:38 am
I had the pleasure of spending some time with him (and with Leonard Leo - who probably would have preferred to be back in Washington, working :D ) on the Piedra River here some years ago.

Wonderful, gracious man.

When I respectfully called him Justice, he said, “Call me Nino.”
... and that was the code word I had been waiting on for thirteen long agonizing years.

Nino.

At last I have found him.
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