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We are currently going through boxes that have been in storage for up to 12 years. I have been looking for a pipe that I knew was in there but hadn't come across the box yet. Today my wife was at our storage shed and sent these pictures.

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I used to work on the weekends at a tobacco shop in Lynchburg, VA as the pipe guy. The owner Will had four I. Bekler pipes in his safe that he wouldn't sell. My wife, without me knowing, talked him into selling this to her so she could give it to me when our first child was born. Only been smoked a couple of times. It'll be the first pipe I smoke if they rescind the no tobacco policy at my job this Friday.
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GaryInVA wrote: 02 May 2022, 11:27 It'll be the first pipe I smoke if they rescind the no tobacco policy at my job this Friday.
What kind of job do you work at, and what exactly is their "no tobacco policy"?
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Del wrote: 02 May 2022, 14:13
GaryInVA wrote: 02 May 2022, 11:27 It'll be the first pipe I smoke if they rescind the no tobacco policy at my job this Friday.
What kind of job do you work at, and what exactly is their "no tobacco policy"?
Work for a company that grows plants and TMV (Tobacco mosaic virus) is something that is damaging to our process therefore you can't smoke.
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GaryInVA wrote: 02 May 2022, 14:52
Del wrote: 02 May 2022, 14:13
GaryInVA wrote: 02 May 2022, 11:27 It'll be the first pipe I smoke if they rescind the no tobacco policy at my job this Friday.
What kind of job do you work at, and what exactly is their "no tobacco policy"?
Work for a company that grows plants and TMV (Tobacco mosaic virus) is something that is damaging to our process therefore you can't smoke.
I thought maybe you worked in a fireworks store.
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I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have just a little bit of pipe envy.
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I have to correct myself on the back story of this pipe. My wife bought it for me as a wedding present. I didn't smoke it until my first child was born several years later. And for the second child.
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