“Sit back and light up a cigarette – it does a body good.”

As shocking as that sounds today, there was a time when it was widely accepted.

My early memories are filled with smokers.  In the 50’s my parents would light a cigarette whenever they wanted to relax:  during and after family meals, cocktail hour, canasta gatherings, or in solitude as a reflective tool.

My childhood career was “find mommy’s cigarettes.”