Something Old, Something New.
Kingsburg has a new coffee shop called Kuppa Joy. I believe I mentioned Kuppa Joy some months back when friends and I went for coffee in Old Town Clovis. I can now park myself in this delightful place in my very own town. Thursday is my regular day off work and has thus become my post office day. It struck me today as a wonderful idea that I could get my mail then read it over a cup of coffee. I even brought paper so that I might write a letter or two as well. This may turn into a tradition that could help me stay on track with my letter writing with the added benefit of curbing my reclusive tendencies.
In last week's mail I received something old, something new, not quite borrowed but beautifully blue. A long time pen friend thinned out his collection of Parkers and sent me this:
I was speechless. I could hardly believe it. Talk about a dropped jaw. This is my very first Parker 51 and it’s a delightful pen. It writes smoothly and beautifully and has sparked an interest in the Parker pen company. There’s a reason this pen is iconic. So far I’ve only paired it with the Montblanc Twilight Blue gifted with the pen but am am eager to see how it shows off other inks, particularly the iron galls I can’t get enough of lately. In my experience inks are shown to their best advantage when flowing from vintage pens.
My letter of gratitude hopefully has arrive by now but thankfulness still abounds so thanks again, Mr. Breeding. Your gift is much appreciated.