Out of the Humidor
From the Print Edition:
John Travolta, Jan/Feb 99
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I thought I would tell you about a company that sticks by its advertising. In early July, I was sent to investigate a suspicious death in the Chinatown area of Seattle. Upon my arrival, I was advised by other homicide detectives that an elderly woman who lived as a hermit had been found dead in an old, decrepit home. Further investigation concluded that this woman had died of natural causes.
While I was leaving the scene I observed piles of old newspapers in the front yard of this residence. The papers were from the mid-'60s and were yellowed and tattered. I picked up a pile and brought them to my office and began to read them. I noticed an advertisement for a pack of Cuesta-Rey cigars and the Traveling Man's humidor, both for $1. This sounded like a good deal, and with a chuckle I filled out the order form, and placed a dollar bill and the form in the mail.
Three weeks later I was surprised when I received a box of cigars and this letter from J.C. Newman Cigar Co.
Dear Mr. Ciesynski:
You are one amazing individual. I am specifically referring to the order we received for you from an advertisement we ran at least 25 years ago.
Nevertheless, I am pleased to enclose three packs of our Cuesta-Rey Caravelle natural cigars. Unfortunately, the Traveling Man's humidor was discontinued 20 years ago.
We hope that these cigars bring you many hours of smoking pleasure.
Eric M. Newman
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