churchwarden398

Real NameJeff Lowry
Joined2007-09
Last Visited2021-03
LocationUnknown

I was born in a small town in MO and raised primarily in Des Moines, IA. My beloved grandfather smoked a pipe;as did a family friend.Both in whom I saw many good qualities to emulate. During my teen years my mother had a job managing a store in a mall. Three doors down was a friendly tobacconist. I began smoking a pipe at around age 17. My pipe smoking lasted , the first time,until age 32 when I switched to chewing tobacco for convenience. I went to Drake University and earned my B.A. My graduate studies started there and continued at The University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences (now Des Moines University). My work life has been spent in the mental health and healthcare fields. In 2000, I married a woman from a small town in AL and moved there. I have become active in the Masonic lodge (my lodge # is 398). Also, I am an Episcopalian. The head laypeople are the Jr. and Sr. Wardens (or Church Wardens). Hence, my login name. My priest(minister) and I serve on a committee at the state level. This gives us opportunities to travel together. He is a pipe devot'e. I started pipe smoking again. My favorite pipe style is the zulu or woodstock.

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Reviews

19 reviews
35 helpful votes
4 star:
6 Strongly Recommended
3 star:
9 Recommended
2 star:
3 Somewhat Recommended
1 star:
1 Not Recommended

Preferences: Latakia 3.6, Perique 3.6, Oriental/Turkish 3.5, Virginia 3.4, Burley 3.2

Date Blend Reviews Helpful Rating Avg Rating
2018-03-28 W.D. & H.O. Wills - Sweet Chestnut 1 0 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2009-11-02 Cornell & Diehl - Byzantium 52 3 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.2
2008-12-15 G. L. Pease - Samarra (20th Anniversary Limited Edition) 5 1 ★★★★ 4.0
2008-12-12 Cornell & Diehl - Epiphany 138 10 ★★★★ ★★★☆ 3.0
2008-11-27 G. L. Pease - Samarra (Original Mixtures) 90 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.4
2008-10-30 McClelland - Frog Morton on the Bayou (Craftsbury Series) 184 1 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.2
2008-01-07 Low Country Pipe & Cigar - Waccamaw 34 3 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.5
2008-01-06 McClelland - Yenidje Highlander (Grand Orientals) 54 2 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.3
2007-10-11 G. L. Pease - Blackpoint (Classic Collection) 89 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.3
2007-10-08 John Middleton, Inc - Carter Hall 439 3 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 3.0
2007-10-01 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Edward G. Robinson's Pipe Blend 66 3 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2007-09-29 G. L. Pease - Fillmore (Fog City Selection) 150 1 ★★★★ ★★★★ 3.2
2007-09-27 Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) - Sail Aromatic 82 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.7
2007-09-27 Sutliff Tobacco Company - Mixture No. 79 187 1 ★★☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.9
2007-09-26 John Middleton, Inc - Cherry Blend 113 1 ★★☆☆ ★★★☆ 2.3
2007-09-25 Borkum Riff - Cherry Liqueur 56 1 ★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆ 1.3
2007-09-24 John Middleton, Inc - Prince Albert 491 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9
2007-09-24 Peterson - Elizabethan Mixture 259 0 ★★★☆ ★★★★ 3.0
2007-09-24 John Middleton, Inc - Kentucky Club 42 1 ★★★☆ ★★★☆ 2.9