Fountain Pen Day – 3 November 2017
I just finished reading the October 2017 issue of Pen World magazine and there was a nice reminder about Fountain Pen Day which is the first Friday in November. Now, one could say everyday is Fountain Pen Day for those of us who carry and write with fountain pens on a daily basis. I for one am glad that fountain pens are in fashion and are getting their special day. How will you celebrate? Will you attend a meeting of your local fountain pen club? Will you go shopping for a new or vintage pen to add to your collection? Will you ink up a pen you haven’t used in a while? Perhaps some will share the joys of fountain pens with a younger generation. No matter what it will be a fun day. Now, isn’t Fountain Pen Day the day with turkey and all the trimmings? It’s not? Well, it should be!
A few months ago I was going thru my pen collection flushing pens with water and got to thinking, “Hmmm, I haven’t used this pen in a while, or that one, or that one!” This went on for a while and I realized there was a small group of pens that I had been using while the rest of the collection sat in the pen cabinet. Then I started to feel bad for those pens. It was at that moment I decided to create a pen rotation. It’s really very straight forward. I carry 2-4 pens with me at given time so I go thru the drawers of the pen cabinet selecting different types of pens. I use them for 1 -2 weeks, flush them out and select again. The experience has reminded me of why I enjoy collecting vintage fountain pens and the pleasure I get from writing with them!
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