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Out of the Humidor

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

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Recently, I walked in toward the back of the store, where the good cigars are kept, and noticed a gathering of gentlemen all smoking cigars. As I got closer, I overheard the topic of discussion: the differences between Dominican and Honduran cigars. I grabbed one of my favorite smokes from the shelf, had it clipped and lit and joined their conversation. Even though I did not know any of these gentlemen, there seemed to be an instant bond among us: cigars. For the next hour we smoked and talked about everything from the Cuban embargo to the plight of today's cigar smokers. It was wonderful to be surrounded by people who truly enjoy one of life's greatest pleasures as opposed to people who don't know what they're missing.

I returned home to my wife and family only to hear complaints about the cigar aroma that had evidently remained with me.

Marc A. Graziano
Brewster, New York

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Dear Marvin,

I have always smoked in my home. My wife has never objected and has even purchased cigars for me on special occasions.

Two years ago, after smoking cigarettes for her entire adult life, she quit--cold turkey. When I asked if she would like for me to stop smoking in the house, she adamantly refused and said that she actually liked the fact that I continued to smoke because it gave me pleasure.

Last week, after reading through your latest issue, I laid it down and left the room. When I returned, she was leafing through the magazine and then proceeded to read it from cover to cover. While she will never become a cigar smoker, she has told me that she likes your magazine so much, she intends to read every issue.

Keep up the good work!

Paul Pepe
Syosset, New York

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