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Centurian 803
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Age : 67
Location : Oak Ridge, TN
Registration date : 2008-09-10

PostSubject: Retiring   Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:50 am

Well Gents, and Ladies, I have three more and a wake up. I'll be retiring Friday after forty-one years of service with O.R.P.D. My wife, God bless her, insisted that I buy a "retirement pipe" so I got a Neerup Classic Poker at Smoky's in Knoxville. Now I come to you, my family, to help me decide what tobacco to initiate my celebratory smoke. What say ye?pirat 
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Fr_Tom

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Location : Diocese of Northern Indiana
Registration date : 2013-05-29

PostSubject: Re: Retiring   Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:01 am

Congrats on the retirement! Don't know what to recommend on the smoke though. Someone will have better counsel here...
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Age : 62
Location : Piedmont, North Carolina
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PostSubject: Re: Retiring   Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:17 am

GH Black Irish X. Good for what ails you:).
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PostSubject: Re: Retiring   Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:06 am

I say congratulations, God bless, and enjoy yourself, for you earned it! As your first retirement smoke, it's not so much what you smoke as how you smoke: Slowly, because you have all the time in the world cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Retiring   Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:07 am

Lucky you at the end of the trail. Congratulations. Tobacco?,,whatever floats your boat.

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Cartaphilus

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Age : 63
Location : East Texas
Registration date : 2011-12-15

PostSubject: Re: Retiring   Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:40 am

I suggest if you like Vaper's a good 5-10 year old Escudo and of course a good cup of Joe to go with it.
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PostSubject: Re: Retiring   Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:20 am

Freedom at last my friend, may you keep your mind active and intrigued to make the coming years fun-filled and loving, lovely choice of retirement pipe, as it is the season soon upon us I would suggest a cannister of Christmas Cheer http://www.4noggins.com/McClelland-Christmas-Cheer-2013-100-g.aspx I am still totally in awe with this delicious blend, so wish we had it here, go on, have at it good Buddy. cheers cheers cheers
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DrT999

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Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-08-31

PostSubject: Re: Retiring   Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:54 am

I think burley cakes better than VAs, which you would want when breaking in a pipe, so I'd say go with your favorite burley blend

Congrats on the retirement! Only 4199 days until I can join you!
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Dave_In_Philly

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Age : 37
Location : Philly
Registration date : 2011-08-18

PostSubject: Re: Retiring   Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:13 pm

Congratulations my friend. 41 years in one place is truly an accomplishment these days.

I'll have to second Kirk's sagely advice: ring in the holiday season along with your retirement with a bowl of Christmas Cheer. Though, I'd vote for 2012, because I cannot support opening the 2013 offering until 11/30. santa 
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MisterE
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PostSubject: Re: Retiring   Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:09 pm

Cool cheers Cool 

Congrats! I'd love to retire myself.

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Location : Tallahassee, Florida
Registration date : 2013-03-03

PostSubject: Retiring   Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:28 pm

Congratulations on your retirement...(oh, how I am looking forward to that day)...may I suggest Stokkebye's Luxury Bullseye Flakes...a favorite of Kirks' and many others...wonderful tobacco!
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Location : coast of mississippi
Registration date : 2011-06-12

PostSubject: Re: Retiring   Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:30 pm

I vote Christmas Cheer or Bullseye flake. Two of my favorites! Congratz on retirement brother.cheers 
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DoverPipes

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Location : HUDSON VALLEY NY
Registration date : 2009-05-24

PostSubject: Re: Retiring   Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:16 pm

Congrats on your retirement!cheers 
I got a bit to go to catch up to you Razz 

As far as the baccy goes, I would recommend Chief Catoonah's "Princes Street Mixture" or "Bailey's Reserve"
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PostSubject: Re: Retiring   Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:55 pm

Congratulations on your well deserved retirement. I did the same two years ago after 45 years of uninterrupted employment. You will not be sorry.
As for a celebratory tobacco, treat yourself to something 40+ years old, a fine old vintage tobacco if you can find some. You will not regret it and it would be a fitting remembrance equal to the years that you were employed.cheers cheers 
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AJ

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Location : East of the Rocky Mountains
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PostSubject: Re: Retiring   Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:15 pm

Aaahh retirement. A sweet sounding word. I enjoy mine because it give me so much time to spend with my grandkids. As to the tobacco, you can't go wrong if you smoke McCrainie's Red Flake. I think it's the finest Red Va. tobacco on the planet. A bit pricey but worth every penny. I smoke it in a smooth Neerup bent apple. A great combination. Hope you get settled into retirement very soon and you get to do all those things you've been waiting to do for so long. Smile 

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Location : North of Pittsburgh pa
Registration date : 2012-11-27

PostSubject: Re: Retiring   Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:33 pm

Congrats on the retirement, in 20 more years I can join you! I seem to like a burley in a new pipe too, then you can change it to what ever you like later with out the chance of a ghost hiding in it
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RonA3597

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Location : Lawrenceville, GA
Registration date : 2008-03-15

PostSubject: Re: Retiring   Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:01 pm

Congrats on retirement and many thanks for your years on the streets and highways. Folks have made many good recomendations, but I like FVF.

Either 254 days or 619 days, depending on whether I leave on my next birthday or the one after that. I'm looking forward to it!
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Location : Near the Emerald city
Registration date : 2011-05-04

PostSubject: Re: Retiring   Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:55 pm

What is this retirement thing you speak of?

jocolor 



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Centurian 803
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Location : Oak Ridge, TN
Registration date : 2008-09-10

PostSubject: Re: Retiring   Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:01 am

The Department gave me a retirement reception followed by a dinner last night. It was very nice. They gave me a plaque with the Department Patch and some kind parting words, a wallet badge with retired in place of my number and they are going to let me keep my badge after they mount it in a shadow box. The guys in CID (where I've been for the last year) gave me a nice Peterson bent billiard with a beautiful flame grain.
It feels strange coming in this morning but I have to work today, tomorrow and Friday. I like the suggestions I've heard so far. Keep 'em coming. I'll let you know Friday what I decide. Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: Retiring   Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:44 am

My policeman son is in CID for the county sheriff office for several years now and at the risk of being a braggart parent, he has become a particularly fine detective. He seems to thrive on the work.

My recommendation for your celebratory smoke would be a 4noggins bulk alternative called Prairie Wind ... it's uncommonly fine and based on your Exhausted Rooster experience, is one I think you might enjoy.

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Fr_Tom

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PostSubject: Re: Retiring   Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:50 am

SteveS wrote:

My recommendation for your celebratory smoke would be a 4noggins bulk alternative called Prairie Wind ...
If Centurian would like a sample of Prairie Wind, he can pm me his address. I will send him some as a small retirement gift.
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Carlos
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PostSubject: Re: Retiring   Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:19 pm

Congrats! Hope you have something to occupy your time. santa 

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Centurian 803
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PostSubject: Re: Retiring   Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:31 pm

Carlos wrote:
Congrats!  Hope you have something to occupy your time.  santa 
Yes I do. Fishing, hiking, reading, working on my writing career, travelling and of course, smoking pipes and trying as many new tobaccos as possible.
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Centurian 803
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PostSubject: Re: Retiring   Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:54 pm

Well it's done. Whatta strange day that was. I went in and reviewed cases and did all the usual things, all the time thinking "This is the last time I'll be doing this."
I didn't get to smoke either of my retirement pipes until today. In my Neerup Classic Poker I smoked some Prairie Wind, thank you Fr Tom for a more than generous sample, and in my new Pete some Uhle's Perfection Plug.
Spent the whole day today relaxing knowing that every day from now on can be like this if I want it to. bounce 
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PostSubject: Re: Retiring   Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:00 pm

Centurian 803 wrote:

In my Neerup Classic Poker I smoked some Prairie Wind
I left classroom teaching after 32 years of it for full-time parish work. There is a season of lasts.

Glad the Prairie Wind arrived, and I hope you liked it...
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