Remembering out loud

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Ruffinogold
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So , yesterday Im sitting at a bar for a drink after work with a couple guys I work with . I put my pipe out before going inside . After we get our drinks Im thinking ... damn , Id like my pipe right now . I look at the guys [ all younger ] and say ... ya know what , I remember smoking this thing at the bar and no one had a problem

I remember smoking everywhere and no one had a problem with it . Rarely , someone would do the fake cough thing ... these were the original Karens that obviously took over the smoking world

When my oldest son , Nick , was a baby ... we went to Disney world [ like he'd ever remember it , lol , I dont know why the exwife wanted to go ] and I smoked a pipe pushing him around in the stroller thing . No one had a problem and I even got some compliments on the aroma and teh cool Ascorti pipe I was smoking . Try smoking at disney now .... gee willikers , try smoking on your own 300 dollar a night hotel balcony at disney .... nope , ya cant do it on your balcony . I hate disney and every thing about it .. smoking and everything else

Smoking during a baseball game was about as good as it got . I remember when Legends Field opened in Tampa .. its where the Yankees do their spring training . The huge marquee out front said ....


Legends Field and Hoyo de Monterey Cigars ...... Id light a Hoyo Cuban Largo [ kind of a longish lonsdale they dont make anymore because everyone wants the biggest fattest cigar in their mouth these days ] and watch the game , eat some dogs with a beer and cigar ... absolutelyfreaking perfect

I could go on and on

Anyway , I remember smoking everywhere back when the world knew its place . Most of us here are " old enough " to remember

Got any fond smokimg memories ?
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I grew up in a small town and remember ashtrays in the waiting room at the docs office. The nurse/receptionist/secretary would come out every hour and clean them out.
The bowling alley was always full of smokers too.
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Plinsc wrote: Sun Jul 07, 2024 10:49 am I grew up in a small town and remember ashtrays in the waiting room at the docs office. The nurse/receptionist/secretary would come out every hour and clean them out.
The bowling alley was always full of smokers too.
Yes :)

I remember smoking while at the food store too . Holy shit , right
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I never paid much attention to people smoking in public, other than at a Bingo Hall that I remember going to 20+ years ago. You could literally see the smoke pouring out when opening the door to go inside.
I do recall watching my foreman and everyone that smoked spending half the day in a little makeshift smoke pen on a jobsite several years ago and thinking:
"If that was covered enough to provide some shade, I would go over and ask a cigarette from someone."
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Smokers were everywhere. Smoking was everywhere. Really! Everywhere! Except for church. There we had enough sense to smoke on the porch!
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Like x 3!
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Kevin Keith wrote: Sun Jul 07, 2024 1:05 pm Smokers were everywhere. Smoking was everywhere. Really! Everywhere! Except for church. There we had enough sense to smoke on the porch!
Yes , I dont remember anyone smoking in church other than the frankincense . I did light up downstairs at church a few years back . Theres like a dozen big tables down there and a kitchen etc .. , and people go hang out there after Mass . I was hanging out and pulled a pipe out of my jacket and lit up like on autopilot ... it happens sometimes because it was an engrained activity :thumbs:
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I certainly remember it being way more common. I have early memories of my dad smoking cigarettes in the house. We moved when I was young, and he started smoking out in the garage. That was until I badgered him out of smoking. I was one of those Karens (Karls?). He quit, and a year or two later, when I was about 16, I started smoking cigarettes. He never took it back up, but I've been smoking tobacco ever since (20 years later) with some breaks here and there. I haven't smoked cigarettes regularly in a number of years, though.
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I remember be able to smoke in hospitals and on airplanes. Had a hard time on 13hr trip to Germany. Think I chain smoked half a pack of cigs when I landed.
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Airplanes had those little flip lid ashtrays built into the armrest . I didnt mind flying back then
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