Learning to smoke a pipe!

My Paw-paw used to smoke a pipe when I was a kid. Every Christmas after dinner we’d all go down to the basement and get ready to open presents and Paw-paw would fire up his pipe and I just loved to smell it. I always said that when I got old I was gonna take up smoking a pipe if for any reason to make the house smell like it did when I was a kid.

Moving here to Clarksville I met a great friend and found out just a few weeks ago that he smokes a churchwarden pipe. So this weekend we’re going camping and I decided to pick a corn cob pipe for a couple of reasons. One is that it reminds me of where I’m from, the farm. Two is because it was cheap and there is no reason to start off with an expensive one if your not sure if your gonna like the new hobby or not.

So here is my new found hobby, as if I didn’t have enough. Something to aromafy the house with. Plus we’re talking about starting a smoker’s bible study in a smoke shop. What fun will that be? One day, I will finish my book writing and sit down with a pipe and reap the rewards of my book sales. And quite possibly the reward of my cd sales as well.

See part II


About Kevin Riner
child of grace, worshiper of Jesus, husband, father, Pastor of Village Church, author of Faith Debugged

13 Responses to Learning to smoke a pipe!

  1. Kevin says:

    Hey Kevin, you look good with that pipe. Corn Cob Pipes are a great value. They smoke well and are very affordable.

    I just published an article on the Corn Cob Pipe with the history of it’s origin, the founding of Missouri Meerschaum, it’s manufacturer, and a step by step illustrated guide showing how they are manufactured.

    My name is Kevin too, btw.

  2. aunt ann says:

    I just had to say something after reading this. YOU NUT hee hee You might ought to think twice about picking up smoking a pipe as a hobby, it could become a habit which would be bad. Isn’t smoking a pipe just as bad for you as all the other tobacco products? Have fun this weekend and be safe. Love you Aunt Ann

  3. I still smoke a pipe occasionally. If you want some tobacco recommendations, let me know. I have tried a few different brands. The best/cheaped place online to get it is jrcigars.com.

  4. triprolo says:

    Aunt Ann, I do appreciate your concern. The one thing and the only justification that I can find is that pipe smoking is a TAD different from the use of other tobacco uses in only one major way. The tobacco for pipe is note nearly as addictive as the other uses because you don’t inhale the smoke nor is there near the amount of narcotics involved with the tobacco used in pipe. There are as we learned this weekend different sorts of tobaccos. So the tobacco in cigarettes and the tobacco in cigars and the tobacco in chew and the tobacco in pipes can not be compared.

    There is no justification to say that any tobacco is good for you. But there are alot of things in this world that are not good for us. I will agree that this is not a justifiably case. However, that doesn’t stop me, lol. Nor have I said that this will be a continuous thing. I am trying it cause I have always wanted to and so far, I have enjoyed it. So we’ll see.

    Jeremy: Thanks for the advice. I’ll definitely holler at you for some more. And I will check out the website. Thanks!

  5. rinerfamily says:

    That’s right, he is a stud!

  6. triprolo says:

    I’m glad after 10 years my wife still thinks I’m a stud.

    Wow, Shaun Groves commented on my blog. THE Shaun Groves. Ha ha ha, That makes ya feel good doesn’t it. Thanks for still hangin out and reading my blogs man! I really appreciate all your doing for God’s kingdom and with compassion. We’re hoping one day we’ll get to go to Peru and see our beautiful sponsor daughter.

  7. Pamela says:

    Hey, Chris smokes a churchwarden pipe. He has never smoked a cigarette ever but loves his pipe. He doesnt do it all the time, just every once in a while if the kids are in bed and we are sitting up watching a movie. It does smell good. In fact, we keep a little of the tobacco in the car glove box to make it smell good in the car. Hehe.

    • Kevin Riner says:

      I really enjoy smoking my pipe. I don’t do it all the time but about once every couple of days. I love the smell of the tobacco just sitting on my table beside my couch. I often thought if I quit smoking a pipe, I’d still buy the tobacco and set it out because of the smell, lol.

  8. Pingback: Why I Smoke a Pipe | The Reading Pipe

  9. Joel says:

    Huge fan of that carved churchwarden pipe your friend smokes! any idea if what brand it is?

    • Kevin Riner says:

      If you’re talking about the churchwarden I linked to, that’s not his. Sorry to mislead. I just wanted to post a pic of a churchwarden so folks knew what I was talking about.

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