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Fri May 31, 2019 2:44 pm

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I started with Tijuana Smalls in 1969 when I was 12. I also smoked Wolf Bros Rum Soaked Crooks, AYC’s(Antonio y Cleopatra), Grenadier's with the Candela wrappers that were actually tobacco back then. I got into good hand made cigars in the early 80's and used JRcigars back then. Lew's catalogues were pretty entertaining back then.
Lew's catalogs were the best.
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Fri May 31, 2019 4:41 pm

My first cigar was some Garcia Vega from a pocket box when I was 15. It made me ill.
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Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:11 am

King Edward Imperial.
My friend stole us a couple from Luckys Grocery. Age 12-13 ish...

First real cigar ...Junior Year.. Montecristo #2 Especiale.

Things I used to smoke back in the day, but not anymore:
clove cigarettes, bidi cigarettes, Nat Sherman Cigarettes, Lucky Strike Filterless, good times flavored cigarettes, American Spirits..

No more cigarettes, but I do enjoy a wide world of cigars.. From gas station cheapies to High end smokes. Keep puffin dudes!
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Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:28 am

Chef Benny wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:11 am
King Edward Imperial.
My friend stole us a couple from Luckys Grocery. Age 12-13 ish...

First real cigar ...Junior Year.. Montecristo #2 Especiale.

Things I used to smoke back in the day, but not anymore:
clove cigarettes, bidi cigarettes, Nat Sherman Cigarettes, Lucky Strike Filterless, good times flavored cigarettes, American Spirits..

No more cigarettes, but I do enjoy a wide world of cigars.. From gas station cheapies to High end smokes. Keep puffin dudes!
Nat Sherman makes a good smoke. I might actually still smoke one if I could find them in town.
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Chef Benny wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:11 am
King Edward Imperial.
My friend stole us a couple from Luckys Grocery. Age 12-13 ish...

First real cigar ...Junior Year.. Montecristo #2 Especiale.

Things I used to smoke back in the day, but not anymore:
clove cigarettes, bidi cigarettes, Nat Sherman Cigarettes, Lucky Strike Filterless, good times flavored cigarettes, American Spirits..

No more cigarettes, but I do enjoy a wide world of cigars.. From gas station cheapies to High end smokes. Keep puffin dudes!
I had a connection years ago who was getting me all kinds of Cuban cigarettes. Brands like RyJ, Upmann,Partgas non filtered, Montecristo non filtered and Cohiba with a filter. The Cohiba's were the mildest so I didn't buy many of those. He charged me 30 bucks a carton of 10 packs delivered.
I smoke all kinds of cigarettes before I found these, Lucky's, Pall Mall unfiltered, Marlboro red before they fucked them up. The beauty of the Cuban cigas was the smell, they smelt exactly like a cigar. I would smoke them in bars that had no cigar or pipe smoking and watch the manager look furiously to find the cigar guy. I used to laugh my ass off. The cigarettes were strong but great flavors.
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Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:48 pm

I tried in vain to support NC Tobacco Agriculture when I was young. I grew up on a farm but we had grain, cows, pigs, hay and a huge garden. So even though cigarettes and chews made me sick I made up for it with tomato sandwiches and ham biscuits. Anyway I worked with a guy about 20 yrs ago who was a cigar smoker. Usually something big with a dark wrapper that smelled really strong. One day he handed me a Dunhill Diamanté or something like that and said give this a try. I did and it wasn’t unpleasant. I bought a pack of Backwoods and thought they were spoiled or tainted and basically steered clear of cigars until @Fr_Tom sent me a tin of Macanudo Cafes some time back in a secret friend type swap ruff put together. Those are outstanding.
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Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:10 pm

Only had a small town grocery store selection to choose from but I didn't much like the Swisher Sweets
so i opted for La Corona Whiffs they made good little cigars for playing nickel ante poker on the weekends

not sure what was my first full sized cigar that i could get when we would make a run into the city
probably a Cohiba or Don Thomas didn't do that very often

but i do miss the Corona Whiffs
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Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:27 pm

My first cigar was an Anthony & Cleopatra that I stole from my dad in the early 70s. Fast forward 35 plus years later and I went to a cigar shop to try and reminisce about my Dad. Well, I don’t remember the cigar I had that day, but I ended up working there and becoming a cigar aficionado!
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