pass me a stogie...
Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:
> Hey Randy,
> I am not sure I can be much help, but I am a victim of my
> age group. I am now 31. Growing up in California, there
> were always beach parties, surfing trips, etc. Mexico was
> a 2-1/2 hour drive to the south for warm weather, warm water
> and very little parental supervision. Camping on the beach
> around a campfire was an amazingly fun activiy. Everybody
> knew cigarettes were bad for you, pot even worse, chewing tobacco
> tasted like crap, so that left smoking cigars at night under the
> speckled-white canvas of smog-free ocean breezes. The had a pleasant
> aroma burning or not and everyone in my age group grew up
> watching Saturday afternoon spaghetti westerns on KCET or KCOP with Clint
> Eastwood puffing away. You didn't have to be 18 or 21 to
> buy them, you didn't breathe them in but could still fashion
> all sorts of smoke shapes. You could get all sorts of cigars
> that weren't available in the states, so you felt like a rebel
> all around.
> The best cigar I ever smoked was hand rolled
> in San Andres Tuxtla, a plush tobacco growing region on
> the Atlantic side of Mexico on the same parallel as Havana.
> My friend and I brought back boxes upon boxes of the things.
> This was in 1991. I handed them out to everyone I knew
> to show them how good they were. I am convinced this is why
> cigar smoking became so popular. You can quote me. 8-)
> > cauthron wrote:
> > Hi my name is Randy and I live in Redlands CA. I'm tring to write a paper on when and why cigar smoking has become so
> > popular in the last five to ten years. Any info you can pass along would be great
> > i Forgot to give you my E-mail it is email@example.com
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