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🎶 It's a family tradition! 🎶

MrShrekMrShrek Murfreesboro, TNPosts: 573 ✭✭✭✭✭

While digging through the past as Mrs. Shrek and I were working on some family genealogy, she came across this photo of my great great grandfather James Bowron Jr smoking a cigar.

Nice to know I am not the only one of my bloodline that enjoys cigars. It did pose the question that I thought we may find interesting.

Did this fine hobby get passed down to you from a family member or did you pick it up another way?

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  • VisionVision Posts: 6,257 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My pops started me down this road.

  • Trykflyr_1Trykflyr_1 north pole, alaskaPosts: 2,004 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My dad's father. Always had a stick going when we went fishing; White Owls if memory serves. He quit in the mid 1970's I think & died in 1997.

    I'm still troubled by what I did for that Klondike bar...
  • ShawnOLShawnOL The People's Communist Republic of MassachusettsPosts: 4,569 ✭✭✭✭✭

    An elderly friend of the family and then my stepfather's best friend smoked cigars when I was growing up. No relatives, though.

  • deadmandeadman Midland, NCPosts: 7,874 ✭✭✭✭✭

    One of my uncles always had a smoke hanging out of his mouth. King Edwards

  • YaksterYakster herf wardenPosts: 17,201 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I take after Cannon and Colombo, my parents quit when we were young, but my dad did smoke a pipe and maybe the odd cigar.

    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today. 

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  • EgoBoundaryEgoBoundary Posts: 1,398 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My dad smoked cigarettes, and I think I saw him smoke a cigar once. But I was always interested in cigars... more with the celebration of the experience

  • VisionVision Posts: 6,257 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Yakster said:
    I take after Cannon and Colombo, my parents quit when we were young, but my dad did smoke a pipe and maybe the odd cigar.

    Odd as in Gurkha?

  • CtheHamCtheHam OhioPosts: 206 ✭✭✭✭

    I used to smoke cigarettes years ago. A buddy suggested I try Backwoods cigars (this was about 15 years ago.) I enjoyed them for what they were. Later on I had a few other gas station cigars. Again I liked them, but thought they could be better. I think the first premium cigar I smoked was a Romeo E Julieta and was intrigued. I had a few cigars off and on until just the last couple years when I have decided to burn all my extra money.

  • d_bladesd_blades near Table RockPosts: 1,871 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Dad smoked a pipe. Cigars I just decided I'd try a few.

    Turning money into smoke...about five bucks at a time.
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  • YankeeManYankeeMan Posts: 2,529 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My grandfather. Although he smoked these Italian cigars with three bends in different directions and smelled like someone peed on a hot radiator.

  • VegasFrankVegasFrank Aging at the factoryPosts: 10,949 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @YankeeMan said:
    My grandfather. Although he smoked these Italian cigars with three bends in different directions and smelled like someone peed on a hot radiator.

    Tuscano!

    I'm childish
  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 7,354 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My maternal grandfather smoked a gar and sipped espresso while reading Emerson on the verandah.

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  • RhamlinRhamlin WVPosts: 8,416 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’m not even going to touch this one😂😱😈

  • Diver43Diver43 South FloridaPosts: 1,914 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My step mothers father smoked cigars
    Who got me started though, was my late friend George.

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  • raidermikeraidermike Posts: 276 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My brother gave me one the night before my wedding. I really enjoyed it. Now I'm hooked!

    Things are about to get interesting...

  • RhamlinRhamlin WVPosts: 8,416 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Rhamlin said:
    I’m not even going to touch this one😂😱😈

    Nobody caught this? Well I thought it was funny 😄
    Guess it’s the redneck in me.

  • WylaffWylaff < < < HipsterPosts: 5,286 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My dad smoked cigars my entire childhood. I remember being 10 or 11, and I gut-shot a rabbit while we were hunting. The smell was absolutely revolting while trying to clean it, and he gave me my first stick to help cover the smell.

    "Cooking isn't about struggling; It's about pleasure. It's like sǝx, with a wider variety of sauces."

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  • YankeeManYankeeMan Posts: 2,529 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Rhamlin said:

    @Rhamlin said:
    I’m not even going to touch this one😂😱😈

    Nobody caught this? Well I thought it was funny 😄
    Guess it’s the redneck in me.

    Would someone explain this to a transplanted Yankee who's not too bright.

  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 10,836 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ^^^ Some say there's a "family tradition" in states like WV and AR where they keep things "close to home" and our favorite woodtick, Ricky, (obviously speaking from experience) saw the title and assumed something different than the rest of us.

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  • YaksterYakster herf wardenPosts: 17,201 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Does this have anything to do with being raised in the family bed?

    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today. 

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  • YankeeManYankeeMan Posts: 2,529 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Are saying that you can walk across the gene pool without getting your sneakers wet?

  • RhamlinRhamlin WVPosts: 8,416 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @peter4jc said:
    ^^^ Some say there's a "family tradition" in states like WV and AR where they keep things "close to home" and our favorite woodtick, Ricky, (obviously speaking from experience) saw the title and assumed something different than the rest of us.

    😇

  • RhamlinRhamlin WVPosts: 8,416 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @YankeeMan said:
    I always wondered, if you get divorced in WV, is she still your sister?

    Better yet if your parents get divorced does your mom still stay your sister 😱

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