NOTES FROM PIPEY'S CORNER

August 2012

ANOTHER YEAR OLDER AND DEEPER IN DEBT

August rolls around again and so I turn sixty-three; the good news is I'm a hundred pounds lighter than I was last year, my back doesn't hurt any more, my blood pressure is normal, my cholesterol is under 150 (total), and I'm now wearing clothes I haven't been able to fit into in over ten years. I've dropped ten inches off my waist and four inches off my neck...and I'm wearing kilts that have a 46 waist....

IT'S OFFICIAL. WE WILL NOT BE GOING TO PLEASANTON ANY MORE...AGAIN! AND AGAIN!

I never did receive a reply to the snappy Latin epigram I sent that twit, obviously he's still thumbing through his Grammar....It seems I'm not the only one the MacWegians are shitting on - the Neue Edikt has come down that a) all Living History participants must pay entrance and parking fees and b) they will not be able to camp overnight, which means they must remove anything valuable (like displays, cannon, other weapons) Saturday evening and CARRY it all back in on Sunday...way to go, MacWegians! Suppose they held a Games and nobody came...or even got excited...!

AND I NEED TO FIND ANOTHER KNITTER...AGAIN!

Once again I find myself without the services of a reliable knitter. WTF? Why is it that I can't get someone to make kilt hose reliably???? It's not like it's really hard to do for someone experienced....HELP!


ROSETTES AND GAELIC KNOTS ARE BACK IN STOCK...ONLY TOOK A YEAR AND A HALF!


JUST IN CASE YOU MISSED IT LAST MONTH:

For some years I've been using a special HEMP TREATMENT I made up from wax and oil, specifically beeswax and bore doctor, and found it to be beneficial to my old MacDougall pipe. So I made up a bunch of it and am now offering it to you, in 1/2 or 1 ounce soft cakes. This stuff really works well, especially on the REAL HEMP we have in stock. 1/2 ounce cake is $6.00, 1 ounce is $12. Just rub it on your well-laid hemp and your tuning pins won't stick. This stuff repels water and feeds the wood as well, and helps prevent checking in your stocks and tuning chambers.


BLACK PART SPEAKS

...WHEN THE SPIRIT NEXT MOVES HIM...UNTIL THEN....

John Eric Partanen, PhD

Ol' Black Part

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