Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Let My People Smoke: A Fine Evening With Fine Friends, Fine Food & Fine Cigars
"I never smoke to excess - that is, I smoke in moderation, only one cigar at a time," said Mark Twain, one of my favorite writers and a well-known cigar smoker.
I too am a cigar smoker. I've smoked cigars for all of my adult life and if a doctor told me I had to give up cigars, I would give up doctors.
I realize that cigar smoking is an acquired taste, so to avoid offending the uninitiated, I smoke cigars only in my basement office/library, on my porch, in my back yard and at a local cigar shop in my neighborhood in South Philly.
Thankfully, there are others who share my love of a fine cigar.
I attended a cigar dinner and event called "Let My People Smoke" tonight in South Jersey with my friends Mark and Anthony.
Sponsored by the Twin Smoke Shoppe, the oldest cigar shop in South Philly, the event offered grand food, a band, an open bar and a wide variety of fine cigars. There were nearly 400 people in attendance.
And let's give Mark Twain the last word on cigars.
"If smoking is not allowed in heaven, I shall not go."
Note: You can read a piece in Cigar Aficionado on Mark Twain and cigars via the below link: