An OFG's pipe tobacco

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An OFG's pipe tobacco

Post by Hovannes » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:52 am

It's this sort of random stuff that our late brother Rusty :( could probably give us the rundown on
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Re: An OFG's pipe tobacco

Post by rgcurrey » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:09 am

Kind of a cool package, It would look good on a shelf, but, to rich for my blood just to collect dust.
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Re: An OFG's pipe tobacco

Post by Hovannes » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:22 am

rgcurrey wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:09 am
Kind of a cool package, It would look good on a shelf, but, to rich for my blood just to collect dust.
It probably is dust! And Rusty could have likely made it interesting dust, LOL!
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Re: An OFG's pipe tobacco

Post by tuttle » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:55 am

That site is pretty cool
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Re: An OFG's pipe tobacco

Post by hugodrax » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:39 pm

That's probably the American equivalent of petit caporal--some bog standard el grosso cheap shag cut burley(I love petit caporal--think of the old Gaulois roll-your-own) of enough oomph for the peasantry who consumed it in pipes and roll your own while watching rats gnaw on the corpses that had been embedded in the trench walls as primitive support.

And that's the problem with deifying the past. It wasn't that damned pleasant when you get down to it. The doughboy might have been a gentleman at heart but that doesn't mean you would want to share his rations.

Reading books as a child, I always romanticized the idea of the ploughman's lunch. Sturdy yeoman eating his lunch in the fields before smoking his clay. Wonderful sounding. Then, as an adult, I realized that he was eating coarse bread, a little cheese, and a raw onion before smoking tobacco that would choke a horse. That tobacco would probably choke a horse. Give me the officer's ration, please.
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Re: An OFG's pipe tobacco

Post by Hovannes » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:41 pm

One has to wonder what happened to the dough boy? Was the tobacco that bad?
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Post by DepartedLight » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:04 pm

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Re: An OFG's pipe tobacco

Post by Bloodhound » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:36 am

a few years ago I received a pipe from my Secret Santa (a pipe, a tin of tobacco and a vintage Prince Albert tin). I have the PA tin and an old ash tray and some other old collectable smoking items on a shelf in the man cave.
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Re: An OFG's pipe tobacco

Post by hugodrax » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:04 pm

Hovannes wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:41 pm
One has to wonder what happened to the dough boy? Was the tobacco that bad?
Nah. If the bullets didn't get him, and the shrapnel missed, and he had enough warning to put on his gas mask, then Time got him in the end.
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