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Out of the Humidor

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

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Brian McDonald
Elaine's Restaurant
New York, New York

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Dear Marvin,

I am a 27-year-old uneducated traveler. I have been smoking cigars since age 15. My greatest stogie moment was this past June on my birthday. I was hitchhiking from Salt Lake City, Utah, to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. My last ride of the day brought me from Pocatello, to Black Foot in Idaho. While dropping me off, the driver gave me a couple of beers. After I set up camp next to the Snake River, I cracked open a beer and lit one of my Hoyo Excalibur III. The peace and solitude I felt were indescribable.

I have one more thing to say. I have been reading Cigar Aficionado since the "Groucho" issue and, until lately, my favorite part has been the letters. Now listening to people bitch about what is on or between the covers is sickening. Nothing personal, Marvin, but it's just a magazine, isn't it?

I liked the girl on the cover and found it appropriate. Also, I read the Limbaugh and Castro issues, even though I don't particularly care for either guy. I enjoyed each issue.

How can we expect to accomplish anything real in this world, such as world peace or even smokers' rights when we are quarreling amongst ourselves about petty political crap like who is on the cover? In a world where an extremely long-haired young man is considered a freak, I'll cling to anything.

Phil Stram
St. Cloud, Minnesota

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Dear Marvin,

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