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January 30, 2015

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Cigar story stoked fond memories

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The Sun article “‘Not just eye candy’: Cigar Dolls available to entertain party guests” brought back fond memories. In 1930, when I was 7 years old, my mother and father had a cigar factory in the basement of our house in East Los Angeles (Boyle Heights).

My mother — dressed in her unglamorous house dress — would strip the tobacco and my father would roll cigars at his bench. Quite a different picture from the one in your article about Cigar Dolls. I guess that’s progress. I enjoyed the article.

Edee Shuman, Las Vegas

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  1. Ah what I wouldn't give for a good 5 cent cigar!


  2. Nostalgia for a product (tobacco) that kills not only those using it but injures those in the vicinity, as well? Talk to the lung cancer patients who'd give anything to turn back the clock so they could never start the dirty, digusting, dangerous and deadly habit in the first place. They aren't called "coffin nails" out of "nostalgia."

  3. "Nostalgia for a product (tobacco) that kills not only those using it but injures those in the vicinity, as well?"

    lvfacts -- your post shows such ignorance. For starters you seen to not know the difference between cigarette and cigar smokers. And it seems you swallowed the myth of second-hand smoke danger all the way. Pity, since your posts are usually a lot more thoughtful.

    "And a woman is only a woman, but a good Cigar is a Smoke." -- Rudyard Kipling "The Betrothed"