Looking for Lewis Tobacconist
Ah, the first wife was now in heaven. This was recreational shopping at its best, in comfort and warmth. We strolled along instead of trying to beat the wind outside. And I finally got to where the Yellow Pages had told me to go.
Lewis Tobacconist. It is a hole in the wall in an ancient art deco building. The joint is literally crammed with cigars, pipe tobacco and implements of mass smoking at their best. The really cool part is that he makes and repairs his own pipes in a tiny little workshop beside the service counter. I think I was in there 45 minutes with the first wife, who does not smoke, but talks to everyone to get their life story. He carries some 50 varieties of cigars, including his own Private Stock, along with about 25 types of pipe tobacco. Custom made pipes and repairs are available on every brand of pipe. He is the authorized repairman for Ser Jacopo, Viprati, Ashton, Radice, Becker, Upshall and El Ceppo pipes.
He also carries Savoy Humidors, Xikar Cutters and Lighters in stock. I dropped him an email this morning at 8:00 AM, and had a response by 11:00 AM. His website is http://www.lewispipe.com/index.htm, and well worth the investigation.
I was born in Florida in the early 60s. My father was a career military man, and we traveled extensively over most of the United States and Western Europe. I went to Berlin American High School, but graduated from Bossier High School next to Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, Louisiana. After graduating from Louisiana Tech University in History and English, I went to graduate school at the University of Nebraska. I met my wife there, and came to her hometown of Eau Claire,Wisconsin. Currently, I am employed selling commercial and personal vehicles at the area's largest Ford-Lincoln-Mercury dealership.