Day Trips and Memories

The memories of the times we had with loved ones can often be invoked by the sight/smell of someone smoking their pipe. Hard to believe this once very large staple of family gathers and daily life has faded so much – but not the memories.


Family day trips were always popular in our family. Many is the time I remember going for day-long rides with my Papaw in his pick-up truck – Granny was usually at work since they worked opposite shifts – out country roads many of which don’t exist today. We would stop at mom & pop stores and get our lunch. Papaw would tell the old man behind the counter he wanted whatever lunch meat he was in the mood for that day, cut about half an inch thick, on bread (white bread was a given) with mayonnaise and then asked what I wanted; I always wanted the same thing he’d ordered – even when I had no idea what the lunch meant I was getting was. The old man would get the items from the deli case and start making our sandwiches while we picked out a pop, soda for you…

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A Quick and Easy Face Lift for a Missouri Meerschaum Corn Cob Pipe

I published this article some time ago but thought it would be a good one to share here. Though there are many ways to modify a corncob pipe, this is a really simple and fast one.

Blog by Greg Wolford Recently I’d read a comment someplace about using wood filler to repair cracks and leaks in corn cob pipes. Being an avid fan and user of Missouri Meerschaum pipes, and n…

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The First Items Are in the Shop!

We are happy to announce that our first two listings are up in our Etsy shop! We are beginning with a couple of hand carved tampers that my son made. They are embellished with different natural materials and made from different types of wood; both are unique and beautiful in their own way. 

Click on over to the shop and check them out!

Handmade Tampers