05-08-2015, 06:30 PM
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We opened our camp for the season. The weekend was unexpectedly pleasant and we spent most of last Saturday sitting on the deck.
It is "stick season" in Vermont. The trees do not have leaves yet. But still the deck affords a nice view.

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I had my supplies in the writing lap desk. My Franklin Christophe pen carrier and a cup of tea and a cranberry scone.
Behind the writing desk is Toby keeping guard.

I have shown similar pics in the past but thought folks might like this. Plus the Ink Well has been a little slow.

Phil

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 05-09-2015, 10:49 AM
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As always, beautiful, Phil.  As it warms up and the trees leaf out, it will only add to the beauty and serenity of the area.  Make sure you write with ink colors that will complement Mother Nature's palette. Winky

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 05-10-2015, 05:00 PM
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A beautiful view! The trees here are leafing out and apple trees are blooming.

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 01-10-2016, 10:52 AM
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Looks like a great spot to write a letter

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 01-10-2016, 10:58 AM
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Great view and weather Phil. I guess we should see a handwritten note and maybe a closer look to your gorgeous pen carrier. Smile

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 01-10-2016, 12:00 PM
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It just doesn't get much better than that!

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 01-18-2016, 10:52 AM
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Why no close up shot of the collection?!?!?! but your right thats an incredible view. 

There is a spot maybe 10mins from our house my wife and I like to stop at, she will read her Kindle & I'll write or surf on on my phone, nice and peaceful.

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 01-18-2016, 06:14 PM
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My nephew called me. He had exhausted a supply of voshkods I gifted him. He didn't have a clue where to get more blades. I told him BULLGOOOSE
of course. Then I taped 10 Super Iridiums to a paper insert inside the envelope and mailed it off. My mail carrier just stared at it for a few minutes and showed it to a trainee. ' This is a letter, check out the fountain ink and cursive writing. You may not see this again'.

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 01-18-2016, 06:17 PM
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Pretty funny kav. Sad, but funny as well.

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 01-18-2016, 06:18 PM
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Gorgeous spot Wrathen.

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 01-18-2016, 06:45 PM
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Beautiful spot Wrathen. Forget brush or razor envy I've got spot envy

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 01-18-2016, 06:53 PM
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(01-18-2016, 06:14 PM)kav Wrote: My nephew called me. He had exhausted a supply of voshkods I gifted him. He didn't have a clue where to get more blades. I told him BULLGOOOSE
of course. Then I taped 10 Super Iridiums to a paper insert inside the envelope and mailed it off. My mail carrier just stared at it for a few minutes and showed it to a trainee. ' This is a letter, check out the fountain ink and cursive writing. You may not see this again'.

One of our Scouts had his Eagle Court of Honor this weekend and I wrote him a letter along with the gift.  I realized after I wrote the letter that he probably can't read cursive.  Sure enough he said he could not so his mom would have to read it to him.  Made me realize that I was old and that kids his age and younger won't even be able to read historical documents.  Sad.

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 01-18-2016, 06:58 PM
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Phil - I wouldn't get anything written because I would be staring at to scenery all day.

My wife also writes with fountain pens so I made this pen holder for her desk - she works for the Corps of Engineers.  A piece of purple heart wood sandwiched between birch.

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 01-18-2016, 08:17 PM
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(01-18-2016, 06:45 PM)lestorfreemon Wrote: Beautiful spot Wrathen. Forget brush or razor envy I've got spot envy

I think it's the trio of trees right there that really make it. Leaning at a great angle for using them as a resting spot


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 01-18-2016, 08:24 PM
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(01-18-2016, 06:58 PM)Cincinnatus Wrote: Phil - I wouldn't get anything written because I would be staring at to scenery all day.

My wife also writes with fountain pens so I made this pen holder for her desk - she works for the Corps of Engineers.  A pice of purple heart wood sandwiched between birch.

[Image: 20160118_180926_resized_zpskj0sjz0m.jpg]

/drool ..... I'll take one for 4 pens please


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 01-18-2016, 08:26 PM
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(01-18-2016, 06:53 PM)Cincinnatus Wrote:
(01-18-2016, 06:14 PM)kav Wrote: My nephew called me. He had exhausted a supply of voshkods I gifted him. He didn't have a clue where to get more blades. I told him BULLGOOOSE
of course. Then I taped 10 Super Iridiums to a paper insert inside the envelope and mailed it off. My mail carrier just stared at it for a few minutes and showed it to a trainee. ' This is a letter, check out the fountain ink and cursive writing. You may not see this again'.

One of our Scouts had his Eagle Court of Honor this weekend and I wrote him a letter along with the gift.  I realized after I wrote the letter that he probably can't read cursive.  Sure enough he said he could not so his mom would have to read it to him.  Made me realize that I was old and that kids his age and younger won't even be able to read historical documents.  Sad.

When this happens to me ether makes me feel old at 33 or makes me feel weird


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 01-19-2016, 01:38 AM
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Great spot Wrathen!

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 01-19-2016, 10:50 AM
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Cincinnatus, as a retired elementary school teacher, I all but cry when I read about experiences such as yours. Sad

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 01-19-2016, 10:53 AM
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I think we should start a transcription service as cursive writing seems to be turning into a foreign language. Any idea how much we could charge to type out things like historical documents that people won't be able to read in a mere decade or two?

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 01-19-2016, 10:59 AM
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(01-18-2016, 08:26 PM)Wrathen Wrote:
(01-18-2016, 06:53 PM)Cincinnatus Wrote:
(01-18-2016, 06:14 PM)kav Wrote: My nephew called me. He had exhausted a supply of voshkods I gifted him. He didn't have a clue where to get more blades. I told him BULLGOOOSE
of course. Then I taped 10 Super Iridiums to a paper insert inside the envelope and mailed it off. My mail carrier just stared at it for a few minutes and showed it to a trainee. ' This is a letter, check out the fountain ink and cursive writing. You may not see this again'.

One of our Scouts had his Eagle Court of Honor this weekend and I wrote him a letter along with the gift.  I realized after I wrote the letter that he probably can't read cursive.  Sure enough he said he could not so his mom would have to read it to him.  Made me realize that I was old and that kids his age and younger won't even be able to read historical documents.  Sad.

When this happens to me ether makes me feel old at 33 or makes me feel weird


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Sounds about right. Same age here

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