Out of the Humidor
From the Print Edition:
bundle of cigars, Winter 92/93
(continued from page 12)
In what pursuit since Walter Raleigh's time
Have gentlemen of breeding been employed,
Which others now would make into a crime--
Some meddlers who want happiness destroyed?
What innocent indulgence do they claim
Will hasten global warming, cause disease,
And recklessly in other ways defame--
discarding truth, embracing fallacies?
It is the harmless smoking of cigars
That causes all these busy-bodies grief;
They'd put each peaceful puffer behind bars,
And treat him as a murderer or thief.
In light of this all, smokers should embrace
This goal: some smoke in each Cassandra's face.
Very truly yours,
John R. Sandler
Los Gatos, California
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I enjoyed the premier issue of CIGAR AFICIONADO very much. However, I by no means fit the description of a typical reader. I am 24, married and am an over-the-road truck driver. My wife and I do enjoy the finer things in life. On occasion, we do go over our budget. Now and then, we even share a Honduran together. It is truly a shame more people don't know the pleasure of smoking a real good cigar.
At least I have one advantage while driving during the week; I can enjoy my cigars for many hours at a time without being bothered. However, on more than one occasion a good Port would sure have gone down well before sleeping. Oh well. Out on the road, you can't have everything.
For now, I'll have to live with my Hondurans and Dominicans. But one of these days, I'll get my first Cuban. Keep up the great work.
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