Hi everyone. Newbie here, 6 months into this hobby at 56 yrs old. My best friend for the last 40 years passed away in the springtime. We talked about smoking cigars since we were in our teens (actually tried at 20 with White owls and cheap cognac, lol! I don't have to tell you how bad that was!!) As life is, with careers, family, etc, we never got around to doing it right, just talking about it. When he passed, I was left some of his possessions that he wanted me to have. Those being a Dupont lighter, various cigar cutters and accessories. I decided to take those items and use them as a way to spend time with my friend now that he is gone. I have been totally enjoying this journey and really appreciate how generous every enthusiast I have met has been with information and guidance. I stumbled across this forum today and am looking forward to continuing this ride.