Must a special cigar always be for a special occasion?
"Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you!"
I immediately recognized the voice on the other end of the line: my Mom. She calls me every year to sing "Happy Birthday." After 29 years, it's a tradition that never ceases to put a smile on my face.
"Thanks Mom, but isn't tomorrow the 9th?"
We had a laugh about it, but it got me to thinking: Tomorrow is the day. What cigar will I smoke to celebrate?
I pondered it for a while, and felt a certain tension rising from my belly to my brain. This weekend we'll be hosting family at my house, primarily for Easter, but also in honor of Hayward's arrival on planet earth. Should I wait until then to smoke something truly spectacular?
I'm no millionaire, so while I savor an ultra-premium cigar from time to time, I can't afford one every day. But we're not promised tomorrow. When I become worm food, my collection of tobacco gems ain't going with me.
Many of us are cigar enthusiasts...some are hobbyists...some are borderline fetishists. Where do you rate? Is it smart to save "special" cigars for "special" times? Or is it a potential waste?
Please leave your thoughts with a comment.
- Hayward Tenney