So I’ve been a pipe smoker for over 20 years and have sampled hundreds of tobaccos from the drug store brands such as Borkum Riff, Captain Black and Sir Walter Raleigh to the more expensive and exclusive blends like Erinmore, Mac Baren’s Mixture and Sobranie. Recently I started smoking Sir Walter Raleigh again. It brought back a memory of my paternal grandfather, one of the only memories I have, as after my mother and father divorced when I was around two, I didn’t see him much any more. He smoked Sir Walter Raleigh. I remember the distinct foil pouch in red and blue. While some may turn their nose up at the idea of buying pipe tobacco over the counter at a local drug store, I can recall some older tv shows in which a man walked into a store and asked for a pouch or tin of pipe tobacco. And after a moment or two of smoking it, memories return to me of the smell when sitting in my grandfathers lap. The smoke is smooth to me, and the aroma brings a sort of calm and peace to my mind. Anyone else have similar thoughts and experiences?