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Out of the Humidor

CA Readers
From the Print Edition:
George Burns, Winter 94/95

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Irvin Golden
Phoenix, Arizona

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Dear Marvin,

You can thank my father for yet another subscriber to your fine magazine. I am 26 years old and heading for law school in a few days. Happily, I managed to schedule an extended vacation with my family. Over the past two weeks, he and I have enjoyed several cigars on the deck of his home on Cape Cod. Having never smoked anything but the eight-for-$1.25 variety, I was amazed at the taste and feel of a good hand-rolled cigar. Dad clipped for both of us, and we spent hours talking about everything from politics to women to Cigar Aficionado.

I will never forget our late-night talks under the stars and the ritual of smoking will always be part of those memories. I have never been closer to my father and I'm grateful that cigars gave us a reason to sit and ponder the mysteries of the universe. As a result of our visits, I have ransacked his back copies of your magazine in an effort to become more well versed in cigar lore. Armed with my own subscription, I will pick the cigar we smoke next time on the deck.

Scott Goebel
Bedford, New Hampshire

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Dear Marvin,

As a 29-year-old professional who has been enjoying fine cigars for only about a year, I sometimes consider myself a rookie. In fact, if it hadn't been for your magazine, I'd still be smoking less expensive cigars and only at poker games and on the golf course. Now, much to the chagrin of my wife, I'll enjoy a fine cigar such as a Partagas Robusto, an Aliados Rothschild or a La Gloria Cubana Wavell at every opportunity I can find. Unfortunately, since I don't smoke in my house, these opportunities can sometimes be rare, except for this past weekend.

When visiting my parents, one of the benefits, besides the great meals and seeing Mom, Dad and my two sisters, is patronizing the local cigar shop. This particular cigar shop has almost every brand and plenty of them--all at competitive prices.

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