Wow! Its hard to believe my Little Robusto would have been 4 years old this year. Even after 4 years I remember his day and all the smiles and belly laughs that came in his short life. I often wonder what he would be like today. Would his personality be more like mine or his mama’s. I wonder if he would still look like me. I wonder what his voice would sound like. Four years and you can’t help but still wonder about so many things…
July 22nd is the 4th Annual Smoke a JJ for JJ Day. It is in celebration of my Little Robusto, my son JJ, who as many of you know, passed away from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) while at daycare when he was 3.5 months old. This July 22nd would’ve been his 4th birthday. The Don Pepin Garcia (DPG) Series JJ was the first cigar I smoked after his birth and holds a truly special place in my heart.
The event is simple, whenever/wherever on July 22nd, spark up a DPG Series JJ and enjoy the time. If you don’t have a Series JJ, no worries. I’ll be thankful for any cigar smoked on July 22nd in JJ’s memory. I can never fully express my gratitude to all of you who participate. Whether this is your first year, fourth year or somewhere in between…I thank you.
53 thoughts on “4th Annual Smoke a JJ for JJ Day”
Got my cigar ready to go, Jerry. God be with you and your family during a season I know is difficult.
You got it, buddy!
Going to pick one up to join in. Sorry for your loss.
Got mine ready as well. It’s touching how many people participate. Gotta love the spirit the BOTL have.
I’m in, I’ll smoke one in his honor!
Jerry, I’m going to pick one up today. Needless to say, JJ will be very much on my mind next week.
I look forward to smoking one with ya in Chattanooga. All my best to you friend.
You know we got you bro. We’ll have our Serie JJs ready to smoke in honor of the “Lil’ Robusto”.
i’m in for sure. Got the maddie’s last year just for this occasion.
I’ll be sure to pick one up on the next stop at the B&M. Best Wishes to you and your family.
My thoughts to you and the family. Recently I had a problem with my then 9 months young son and I put him under the knife And it was the worst thing ever happened to me.
I can only wish you and your family recovery through love and faith…..
One cigar is the least I cad offer..
Have them in the humidor just for this occasion…my stash of them is almost 3 years old by now.
I’ve had my JJ’s stashed for quite some time now. Gonna spark one up on the 22nd as I’ve done for the past few years. Long ashes.
got a stash I have been saving for the occasion.
Got my JJs ready. Always with you.
My friends and I will be lighting up JJ for this JJ day!
You know I’ll be with you brother!!
With you again brother…
I almost wish we’d still be in Vegas together so I could smoke it with you on this day, but you know I’m going to smoke one in his memory anyway. I have a whole box of JJ’s and I only seem to smoke them on July 22nd.
Consider it done!
This will be my first year, and I have JJ’s in hand (also sent one to my brother in Montana) so we can smoke together. God Bless.
Absolutely I will be smoking a JJ on the 22nd.
Got mine all ready to go. Keeping you and yours in my thoughts and prayers Jerry. Take care.
dude, i feel you. I’ll grab a jj tomorrow so i can do this with you. Hope you have a safe weekend!
God bless you and yours and know your son is smiling down on you sir….he is in a better place and you will see him soon enough..long ashes
will smoke something in his honor, wont be a jj though as i cant get 1 in time but i will set something good aside.
Got a Series JJ Maduro all ready to go, for this my first year.
I will now buy one.
+1 werd! it is an honro to do this for you.
I’ll be smoking the Solomone this year.
May his memory be eternal. Got mine at the ready….
My Serie JJ is ready go.
I will will break out my best cigar and smoke it that day in his memory and I will set it in my calendar with a yearly repeat. I can only imagine what you and your family have gone through.
Been holding onto my JJ’s for just this.
JJ for JJ…I’m in!!!
My JJs are in the humidor just for this. I will smoke in honor of him and your family that day and you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Don’t have one yet – I tried – but I will. Best regards to you and your family.
Got my 2 JJs a while back for the annual smoke, one nat, one mad and they will be my smokes for the day in honor of your little Robusto (I’m sure he’ll know we’re thinking of him). Will have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers again while smoking them as in the past years.
Scotland doesn’t have any JJs but you can bet I’ll be lighting up something highly illegal in his honor.
I was just about to ask if there was another JJ for JJ run this year, as I just bought a few JJ maduro’s since they are new to the Dutch market. It’s gonna be a sublime though, not a robusto.
I can’t believe it’s been four years already. 🙁 I will definitely be lighting up a JJ that day.
Got a 2 year old JJ maduro ready for the 22nd, and 2 more resting for next year.
I’m in. God bless.
I’m in, too. Praying for a peaceful weekend for you.
since i dont have a serie jj i will be lighting up a montecristo platinum
Just found out about it last evening and I’ll be lighting up a JJ for JJ. Hey, maybe we should look at getting together in Vegas on 7/22/12 so that we can all smoke one together. I’d like to experience a JJ with his dad and showing the support that he has. God bless and take care of one another.
I’m about half-way through my JJ Maduro here. It’s truly been a somber occasion – a chance to reflect and give thanks for what I have. My thoughts have also been with you, Jerry, and your family. Whether you realize it or not, I would bet you’re doing a lot of good with this yearly event – raising awareness, raising money for the cause, etc. So, thank you for allowing us to share this with you. Best wishes to you and yours…
I enjoyed my JJ yesterday for JJ. Fantastic way to remember your son. God bless