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Out of the Humidor

CA Readers
From the Print Edition:
cigar case, Summer 93

(continued from page 11)

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Dear Marvin:

It's 4:15 a.m. and time for a cigar! As a morning-drive radio personality with a 25-minute one-way trek to work, I can usually get through a Punch Rothschild or something similar before I get to the station. (If I'm late getting on the air, it must have been a particularly good cigar.)

Back at the station, it's become my happy duty to, whenever possible, spread The Gospel According to Marvin to my listeners. Reverend Marvin, keep preaching the Word, and may you not wind up like other evangelists--caught in a seedy hotel with a bunch of cheap cigars with their wrappers off.

Best wishes for a long and prosperous run.

Greg "The EggMan" Moore
Shannon and the Egg Man Show, KRXO-FM
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Dear Marvin:

Enjoying your magazine along with a great cigar is now and will always be one of the few diversions that makes life great. I, too, do not fit the profile as described in the premier issue. But who cares? Just the fact that I love the good life and always aspire for more should be enough. It's too bad that some took it the wrong way, but you can't reach everybody.

I am 26 years old and have been enjoying cigars for the past five or six years now. I must say that I have become a kind of snob on that issue, but it sure is fun. My license plate frame says, "Life is too short to smoke cheap cigars," and Marvin, you'd be happy to know that my love of wine is only challenged by that of cigars. They do, in fact, go well together. As I write this I am enjoying a cigar whose origin I won't mention, along with a ten-year-old Tawny. Life sure can get good sometimes.

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William Mills — Orlando, Florida, USA,  —  June 13, 2013 7:37pm ET

Dear Marvin - Regarding the letter from Peter Worsham in the August issue, I lived in Havana from 1997 until 2000 as a member of the U.S. Interests Section. The GOOD cigars are indeed heavily controlled and expensive no matter where you buy them including Cuba. That said there was always counterfeit/seconds cigars to be had on the black market, but so easily available that the Cuban government had to be aware or complicit in their production and sale. In the end, although not top of the line cigars it was Cuban tobacco which I think is the best in the world.
Changing the subject, I just returned from a car trip to Eastern North Carolina and was surprised to see farm fields of growing tobacco. These same fields use to grow soy beans, cotton, and corn, while the owners were being paid NOT to grow tobacco. Can anyone tell me what has happened? Chinese demand? Domestic demand? Other?
Thanks for the fine magazine.

William Mills

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