I was 10, and I had got caught smoking cigarettes by my dad.He bought 2 huge dripping black evil smelling cigars, that looked to be a foot long each, and made me smoke the rest of the pack of cigarettes, as well as the 2 cigars.I puked my shoe soles up.
Stole a swisher sweet from my folks when I was 8. Hated it then, still hate themshirt. Around 13 I started smoking Marlboro Red 100s. Never looked back. My grandfather would buy me packs every week for cutting the grass so I hade it made lol. They were $4.70 a pack back then, now they're $8.30 up here in PA.
0patience said:Copenhagen was 55 cents when I was 16 and cigarettes were 50 cents and I was pissed that the smokers In 1988 a box of Fuente "It's a boy" curly heads was around $25. The news stand owner sold me the box for $20, cause it was all I could afford at the time.
13 years ago, was 32 years old. Long story short, was playing front and back 9's at Pebble Beach on a work retreat with our Executive VP. He had a gallon size zip lock bag loaded with all different size Cubans he had gotten at a big bawler Bay Area wedding. They had flown in a bunch of Cuban tobacco and a Cuban Master to sit and roll for the guests. Had NO IDEA what I was doing and smoked myself sick.Here I am 13 years later, new to cigars (maybe 15-20 cigars smoked recently) wishing I had those smokes for a do-over.
I was in my early twenties, late 1980's, before a company golf outing. I went to Tinder Box at the local mall and asked for a recommendation. Bought four sticks at around $4 and one that was $8. I gave one to each of the guys in my foursome and smoked a couple myself. One of the guys retired a couple years ago, he always brought up that golf outing and the cigars. No recollection of what they were.