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Old 04-23-2017, 05:40 AM   #1
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This past weekend, we had our annual Gulf Coast Reunion Herf at Stogie5150's home.
If you look in the Herfs Up Forum, you'll see a couple events scheduled, including a "CW20" Cigar Weekly 20th Anniversary local herf in Mansfield, Ohio.

I know a lot of our members post elsewhere on social media, yada, yada, yada.

We had some great times. We didn't stop enjoying herfs, did we? We didn't stop enjoying each others company did we? We NEED these events, and I am not referring only to our own Gulf Coast Herf in the Bayou.

This is my "hot take" on herfs after this weekend's event.
And yes, I work every weekend, I have no room to talk, but SOMEONE has to say it.


Jon (spiridon) and I were talking all weekend. Everyone says they want to come, they wish they could come...life gets in the way...."damn, that looks fun....that food looks great...."

LAST YEAR this event got TOO big, with a goodly number of folks from a shop in Daphne, Alabama, coming over. They didn't know us, they kept on one side of the event, and didn't mingle with us, the hosts and CWers.

We, Jon and I especially, WANT our old friends and CWers here, with us.

EVERYONE knows the weekend, always on the weekend of Divine Mercy Sunday or the "Octave of Easter" that is to say the weekend following Easter Sunday. It's been on this weekend so that tax season is usually over

Y'all KNOW when it is.
Stop "wishing" and make it happen.
You have a year to plan.
Get your keisters down here.

Do we have to print "save-the-date" cards?
Y'all need a full, professionally engraved invitation?
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Old 04-23-2017, 05:57 AM   #2
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Old 04-23-2017, 06:05 AM   #3
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This next one is Shadow and MrsShadow, ain't many finer folks in this world.
And, y'all could herf and share meals with 'em...
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Old 04-23-2017, 07:24 AM   #4
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Several years ago, I sent you a oyster grilling plate from Raichlen. How did it work and hold up?

My problem is that K works weekends and only gets one off per quarter. I'd be attending more herfs were that not the case. Otherwise, my best bet is to host them instead. My oldest daughter is turning 16 next year, so she'll be able to babysit her sister. That may allow me to attend next year.
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Old 04-23-2017, 09:12 AM   #5
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I'm not remembering that, and neither does K.
Strange. I would certainly have used the hell out of it, if I had. We got into it last year, half-jokingly, because I would cook the oysters in a Lodge cornbread pan.

Jon wanted and the "clients" demanded chargrilled oysters in the shells, instead. I like the flavor that builds up in the pan as you do multiple batches. However, one doesn't have to clean shells at the end of the night
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Old 04-23-2017, 03:59 PM   #6
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The rack holds the shells and keeps them from rolling around on the grate. I'll send you another if I can still find one.

Edit: I found one. Apparently they have been discontinued. Got the last one and you should have it this weekend.
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Old 04-23-2017, 06:37 PM   #7
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It's over. Herf was Friday and yesterday.
No worries, Jas. We had big, flat shells this year, and probably the very best we have had in years. Jamie and Jon said the same thing.
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Old 04-25-2017, 09:05 AM   #8
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Our financials being what they are, we can afford one trip a year. Right now, we are using it to cover IPCPR. If someone else who knows their way around the cigar industry and is willing to review 100 or so cigars per year wants to pick up the torch and commit to air fares and hotel rooms, maybe we can peg our trip to be NOLA every year. I imagine we could probably arrange transportation to Slidell (or wherever it is being hosted). But, as fun as herfs like that are, we have committed to covering the cigar industry for CW. I really don't want that to go away. If the show goes back to NOLA (which is one of the three possibilities for next year), you know that we will be there and would love to get together with as many people as possible one evening during the show (like the evening of the Cigar Bash).

I know you weren't necessarily talking to me, but I wanted to make sure you know that we enjoy the company of the gulf coasters and would love to make the herf. It's just priorities at the moment.
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Old 04-25-2017, 10:21 AM   #9
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I know you weren't necessarily talking to me, but I wanted to make sure you know that we enjoy the company of the gulf coasters and would love to make the herf.
That is correct.
I posted this because Jon now travels for work a LOT, and asked me to "try to get the band back together." So that's what I'm doing.

It's a standing date. We will have seafood and cigars on the weekend after Easter if it's just our two families and Spiridon. But for the sake of the group, and it's a good group, as well as for Jon, I'm putting it out there.
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Old 04-25-2017, 11:12 AM   #10
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This was our fifth year at the herf. Always a great time and Keith and Mary are great hosts. You have to make it down!
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