Summer Picnic 2015

This past Sunday marked our annual company picnic. From what I'm led to believe it's usually a fairly large affair, but with this year being our fifteenth year of operation, it was an especially big occasion, with every employee, wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, child, and dog turning up.

Food and drink flowed freely, though, despite the weather being downright temperate compared to the last couple of weeks, the 88°/73% heat still kept a hard limit on the amount of either the revelers were willing to consume. Cigars and pipe tobacco were to be found on every table, shared openly, as is generally the case at the office.

Though activities were to be found everywhere, the highlight of the day ended up being Sykes's speech, a brief outline of the last fifteen years, and the place holds in our niche (and 15 years ago far more niche) industry.

We here at Smokingpipes have had a great opportunity to work in a field that, despite its relatively modest size, counts amongst its customers some of the most passionate, intelligent, and dedicated people that anyone could ask for. Every day we get to come to work and do what we love because of each and every one of you.

So, while everyone who works here could make it to our picnic, we were really only a tiny fraction of all those who make what we do significant. Your absence was sorely felt.

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    • Idian Mansjur on August 2, 2015
    • Picture No. 5, the guy with the balloon wrap around his head, What is the abomination he holding in his left hand ? An electric cigarette ?

    • Lowell Tebbetts on June 3, 2016
    • Looks like an vintage cell phone.

    • Jim on June 4, 2016
    • I think it's an e-cigarette. He's probably "vaping" (i.e., smoking vapor), which makes him a "vaper." Brings a new meaning to Va-Per (Virginia-Perique pipe tobacco blend). Like Calvin of "Calvin and Hobbes" famously said, "Verbing weirds language."

    • Adam O'Neill on June 5, 2016
    • @Idian Mansjur @Lowell Tebbetts @Jim Yeah, he was a smoker, then used the vape to cut them out. Now he just smokes pipes and cigars (and dabbles in snuff).

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