am not sure whether copper telephone wires will survive, I am sad about Kodachrome and I wonder about the revival of vinyl records. Will newsweeklies make it? Not sure why they should, but they can if they aren’t as boring as Newsweek. And the video store? Well that’s sort ofMORE HERE

One of the oldest extant American tobacco brands is Dill’s. J.G. Dill was once a great Virginia tobacco company, known worldwide for its Dill’s Best pipe tobacco. While as far as we know the tobacco brand Dill’s does not survive, Dill’s Premium Pipe Cleaners, known by their yellow and redMORE HERE

There are great brands related to lighters. Of course there is Zippo, which has done an aggressive and smart job of keeping an anachronistic brand alive at a time when folks don’t smoke as much as they used to. One other brand is Ronson, the flint and lighter fluid company,MORE HERE

HOOKSET, N.H. – Twins Smoke Shop in Hooksett and Londonderry will bring back the 7-20-4 cigar, made by the K. A. Kendall Co. Millions upon millions of the cigars were made until 1963; the cigar was named for the Manchester street address of the company. The makers have found manufacturersMORE HERE

TAMPA – Of the places associated with cigars, there are three places: the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Tampa.Tampa is synonymous with cigars, mostly because of the Hav-A-Tampa, made by Altadis USA. If you go to Tampa’s Ybor City, please do stop in at El Sol. Can’t miss the sun logo.MORE HERE