Sunday, May 31, 2009

However did I manage without one?

Here's pride of place on my desk right now - a Parker desk pen, sent me by my good friend Glenn. (You can find him as Eccles, at FPN.) The base, unfortunately, isn't the original, which broke in transit, but with a little engineering this marble replacement fitted nicely to the pen holder. It's in perfect working order, a good writer (a 51?), and I don't know why these ever lost popularity because it's really the ideal way of keeping a fountain pen on your desk - always in place, and never rolling away under papers. Perry Mason had one of these in his office too, in those 1950s TV shows. What better recommendation? "Della, what was that phone number again? And get Paul Drake in here right away..."

Friday, May 1, 2009

VPC to Celebrate End of Third Season

Dear Pen Enthusiasts,

The third season of the Vancouver Pen Club is coming to an end. We will hold our last meeting of the 2008/09 meeting season with a party to which everyone is invited.

Date: Thursday 21 May 2009
Time: Six O'Clock pm
Location: Moxie's Classic Grill 1160 Davie Street in Downtown Vancouver's West End

You're welcome to bring a guest or two. Please rsvp to Tim Conklin at by May 14th.