Now is this cool, or what!!
I’m continuing my posts on the quirky things we saw while visiting Douglas MacArthur National Memorial in Norfolk, Virgina. It was a terrific experience for the family. It was the kids’ first real vacation out of New York State, too. We couldn’t have chosen a better place to go than Norfolk. We have admired General MacArthur for eons, and it was a real treat to pay him our respects and to see his personal effects in the museum.
I always wondered about the idea behind the corncob pipe. Is using this pipe a more special experience than, say, using a wooden pipe? My dad used to smoke from cherry wood pipes, They always smelled so good. I always kind of figured that the corncob pipe was just a “poor man’s” pipe, a pipe to use because the others were too expensive. But MacArthur continued to use this after he was very well able to afford more expensive pipes. Yet he continued with this (am I correct?). I wonder why? Even in the movie “MacArthur,” the general smokes the corncob pipe while wrapped up in a tan towel, discussing the next political move with his advisers! LOL I always thought that kind of amusing.
Anyway, I’m curious about the attractions of a corncob pipe. I’ll have to do some research into its appeal….